News | Mar 30 2019

Jaime Munguia open to Gennady Golovkin fight

Jaime Munguia defends WBO world title against Dennis Hogan in Mexico next month
Jaime Munguia
Jaime Munguia  |  Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

WBO super-welterweight world champion Jaime Munguia is an active fighter. He’s defended his belt already this year, beating Takeshi Inoue in January. On April 13 he will return to Mexico, his homeland, to fight Dennis Hogan in Monterrey.

He is proud to box so regularly. “It is very important,” Munguia said. “We are in the big leagues now, to stay busy, to be concentrated. When you’re the world champion you have to think more. You have to do things that you didn’t do before, be more intelligent. So it’s important to stay calm and be training, so it’s very important to do that now at this level of fighting.”

Before he won his world title, he almost stepped in at short notice to fight Gennady Golovkin last year. He is open still to boxing Golovkin. “We would be interested in that fight with ‘GGG’ now that he is on DAZN. The truth is it would be a good fight for us and for the people. One year ago it couldn’t happen, but now obviously it’s a possibility, and if a year ago I felt ready, now I feel even more ready. So with pleasure we would accept the fight, but right now I’m focused on the fight that I have on April 13, but after that with pleasure we would take this fight,” he said.

 

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