WBC Orders Pointless Fight Between Jaime Munguia and Sergiy Derevyanchenko
There are times when the sport of boxing makes decisions that will leave you scratching your head, asking yourself why do you love this sport. The WBC ordering of former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia, and three-time title challenger Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko is one of those moments.
RIGHT BACK WHERE THIS STARTED
During the WBC convention, the board of directors voted to re-order Munguia and Derevyanchenko to fight in a final middleweight title eliminator. It is not the first time this has gone around the table with the organization, ordering this fight. In August, the WBC ordered the two fighters to prepare to fight in the same eliminator.
However, Golden Boy Promotions, who has been guiding the career of Munguia, decided to pursue a fight with veteran Gabriel “Gabe” Rosado. The former WBO champion earned his money in that fight, and Rosado gave just as good as he was getting. Munguia would win the contest via unanimous decision in an all-out war.
Derevyanchenko (13-3, 10ko) has had three bites at the championship apple. He has come up short on all three attempts. He was defeated by Daniel Jacobs (IBF), Jermall Charlo (WBC), and Gennady Golovkin (IBF). Many pundits believe he should have gotten the nod against Golovkin. The ordering of this fight has come at a very inopportune time.
First off, the Technician already has plans with former junior middleweight title contender Carlos Adames on the undercard of Gervonta Davis against Isaac Cruz on December 5. Equally important, he is coming off back-to-back defeats. So how in the world is his #2 ranking justifiable?
WHY NOT JUST ORDER THE TITLE FIGHT
It was a pointless ordering by the WBC, and what is seriously baffling is they failed to order WBC middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo to face the former world champion. This would make things so much easier. Instead, the boxing community must wait around to see if Derevyanchenko is victorious against Adames.
Fans inside the boxing community believe Munguia is ready to challenge for the championship. However, if Derevyanchenko losses to Adames, what will the WBC do next? 3kingboxing will continue to monitor this situation and provide further details.
By: Garrisson Bland
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