Munguia Has A World Title Dilemma: Face Charlo Or Alimkhanuly?

Jaime Munguia is in a Championship Quandary!

Jaime Munguia considers options from Jermall Charlo and Janibek Alimkhanuly
Jaime Munguia considers options from Jermall Charlo and Janibek Alimkhanuly

Jaime Munguia Can Pursue Middleweight Title Bouts with Charlo or Alimkhanuly

Former WBO 154-pound champion Jaime Munguia (39-0, 31KOs) has found himself in a pretty good dilemma. The hard-hitting former champion is in prime position to choose which middleweight title he wants to fight for.

We reported back on February 22 that Munguia and Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly (11-0, 7KOs) were ordered to fight for the WBO interim title. However, with former WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade officially signing on to face Zach Parker for the interim WBO title at super middleweight, the full title would be on the line if the two reach an agreement.


Reports have surfaced that Al Haymon, head man of PBC, has sent an offer to team Munguia for him to challenge fellow unbeaten fighter and WBC middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (32-0, 22KOs). The target date is in either May or June. A Charlo versus Munguia fight would be an absolute war! Both men possess fight-ending power, while Charlo is a more polished and technically sound fighter with a very good jab. He’s been able to be mired in firefights in the past.

As for Munguia, he’s a pressure fighter and a power-puncher at heart. However, he has been trying to finetune his skills under Hall of Famer and Mexican great Erik Morales. After his drubbing of D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard on February 19, he made it clear that he was ready for all the champions at 160. Well, it’s clear that Al Haymon heard him. With Munguia being ranked number one in the WBC and WBO, it’s time for him to choose.

A fight with Alimkhanuly is a tough one. The fighter from Kazakhstan brings power, skills, and a wealth of amateur experience against numerous fighting styles. The 28-year-old is also a southpaw. Truth be told, either fight for Munguia will be challenging; it’s just up to him to choose which he feels he has the best chance at winning.

We here at 3Kings Boxing will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as they become available.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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