Jaime Munguia Open To Fighting David Benavidez
Newly crowned WBC Silver super middleweight titlist Jaime Munguia (42-0, 33KO) and two-time WBC champion David “The Mexican Monster” Benavidez (27-0, 23KO) could be on a collision course.
Boxing fans wondered if Munguia would finally get tested in the upcoming fight against three-time title challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko. On June 10, he passed the biggest test of his career as Derevyanchenko’s footwork, counterpunching, and power hurt the young fighter several times in the fight.
The two fighters delivered a thrilling nip-and-tuck war from the start of the bell to the end of the fight. Moreover, Munguia dropping the Ukrainian with a body shot in the final round became the difference on two of the judges’ scorecards of 114-113 and 115-112.
TAKING ALL COMERS
Following the victory, Munguia called on any top contenders in the super middleweight division.
“After this, we have to face the big guys at 168, and I’m ready for whatever . . . all of them, whatever champion is around. I’m ready for everybody.”
Well, he may finally have an opponent in mind for a fight that would be a fan-friendly contest. In the post-fight press conference, Jose Benavidez Sr. called in on a member of the media’s cell phone. After praising the Mexican for an incredible performance, he asked if a fight with his son was possible. Without hesitation, Munguia’s response was music to boxing fan’s ears.
“I’m ready and willing, anytime.”
In an interview with 3kingsboxing.com, Benavidez’s promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz, mentioned another big fight was in the works after confirming a fight with undisputed champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is off. Could this be the next big fight he was referring to?
Both fighters have an aggressive style of fighting that appeal to boxing fans. A fight between these two former champions would certainly be a financial success.