This weekend, Jaime Munguía explosively defeated Gastón Coria at the Arena Astros in Guadalajara and said he was interested in facing Gennady Golovkin, the IBF middleweight champion, a fight he has sought since last year.
On Saturday night, the boxer from Tijuana dominated the fight against the “Wizard” and showed his power by connecting the face and body of the Argentine again and again, who entered predicaments from the first minutes.
The Mexican’s punishment wreaked havoc from the first round, but his opponent stood up stoically; but for the second he did not run with the same integritysince Munguía He hit him in the face with a tremendous straight right hand and the South American ended up on the canvas; the count did not reach ten, Coria got up and was saved by the bell.
The third round was the definitionsince the Mexican sought victory from the first moment and became a whirlwind that devastated the magician”, that He received more punishment, kissed the canvas again and was declared out of action at minute 2:32 of the episode.
With this victory, Munguía closed a successful year, in which he also defeated D’Mitrius Ballard and Jimmy Kelly, thereby increasing his undefeated record to 41 victories, 33 of them by way of chloroform.
Now the Mexican boxer is aiming for a championship fight against Gennady Golovkin, a fight he has pursued for a long time, but which has not been possible due to the different commitments of the Kazakh.
“Yes (I’m still interested in the Golovkin fight”, Munguía said in an interview with DAZN. “In the last fight he had with Canelo, GGG made it clear that he is still a great fighter., which remains strong and continues to be valid. He is the champion, one of the champions at 160 pounds and, If it’s with him, I’d like to fight for the world championship. The fighters I want to face are Golovkin or (Jermall) Charlo at 160 pounds.”
Although the fight seems difficult, since it is rumored that Golovkin could face Esquiva Falcao and, if he wins, then Erislandy Lara; Eric Gómez, president of the 26-year-old Mexican boxer’s promotion, is determined to put a large sum of money on the table to make it possible.
“We are going to make a very strong offer to GGG, to Gennady Golovkin, it is an ideal fight forboth”, affirmed the President of Golden Boy Promotions in an interview for Un Round Más. “And if he is not available, we will go with the greats, any of the great champions”, he concluded.
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