WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia appears to have his next fight set.
Munguia and mandatory challenger Dennis Hogan were supposed to have a purse bid on March 4 as neither side were previously unable to reach a deal. A day after the purse bid was announced, the WBO announced that the two sides have agreed to a deal, canceling the purse bid.
Below is the WBO's official letter confirming the news, but did not specify when and where the fight would take place.
TO: ALL BONA FIDE PROMOTERS
FROM: LUIS BATISTA SALAS, ESQ. (Chairman WBO Championship Committee)
DATE: FEBRUARY 27th 2019
RE: WBO JR. MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST PURSE BID CANCELLED JAIME MUNGUIA VS. DENNIS HOGAN
On Wednesday, February 27th 2019, WBO headquarter offices received email communication officially informing the WBO World Championship Committee, that an agreement was reached between representatives from both camps. In light of the foregoing, the Purse Bid scheduled for Monday, March 4th 2019, is hereby canceled.
Any additional information, please visit our website at www.wboboxing.com or contact the WBO main office.
Fernando Beltran, Munguia's promoter, revealed nearly a month ago that he plans to have Munguia defend his title on a boxing card in Monterrey, Mexico on April 13. Munguia last defended his title on a Golden Boy Promotions card streamed on DAZN back in January, defeating Takeshi Inoue in the main event. There is no word on if that is still the plan moving forward for Munguia.
Hogan has been the WBO's mandatory challenger since retaining his WBO Intercontinental title last December when he defeated Jamie Weetch by unanimous decision on a boxing card in Australia.