With Jaime Munguia thinking of a potential move to middleweight, talks of a potential fight between him and Gennady Golovkin have the Mexican champion interested.
During a recent media conference call, Munguia said he would be up for a fight against Golovkin if the opportunity presented himself.
"Yes, 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 13th, but after that with pleasure we would take this fight," Munguia said.
The interest in a fight between the two powerful punchers from the boxing community stemmed from the fact that Munguia was almost Gennady Golovkin's opponent for May 5, 2018 after Canelo Alvarez was suspended for failing two drug tests for clenbuterol months prior. The only reason Golovkin vs. Munguia never happened back then was because Munguia was rejected by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to be Golovkin's opponent.
Golovkin would go on to fight Vanes Martirosyan in Carson, California in May 2018 with Golovkin winning the bout with a second-round knockout. When asked whether or not he was ready back then to face Golovkin, Martirosyan answered in the affirmative.
"I can say that I have the mentality of going forward and always feeling that I will get my hand raised in victory, so I feel I would have won, but nobody really knows what would have happened," Munguia said.
As for any future plans regarding that potential fight, Munguia's trainer Robert Alcazar said Golovkin is just one of many fights the Munguia camp have in store for the unbeaten 154-pound champion.
"There are plans. There are plans to have this fight, but first we have to go through this fight. But there are future fights. It will be one of those future fights. Of course you would like to have the biggest fights out there, and if GGG is the next fight, then it’s the next fight. But my part is to have Munguia ready so that when the promoter calls and asks him to fight somebody that he is ready to take on any challenge that the promoter decides is best for him," Alcazar said.
But before Munguia can fight Golovkin, he must get past Dennis Hogan on April 13. Munguia is defending his WBO junior middleweight title against Hogan in the main event of a DAZN card from Monterrey, Mexico.