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Bivol does not want Munguía

Bivol does not want Munguía

The negotiations between Dmitry Bivol (21-0-0, 11 KOs) and Jaime Munguia (41-0-0, 33 KO) have not come to fruition. The Mexican was willing to move up two weight divisions to face the Russian for his WBA light heavyweight in June, but the teams of the boxers have not reached any agreement. Bivol admitted that she did not want to face him because they were not the same weight, but that she would rather do so than be inactive. The fight did not close and Munguía announced his next rival, Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko, for June 10.

It was not the match Bivol wanted. “Of course it’s not a great fight for me. I don’t want to fight him, to be honest, because he’s not from my division,” the Russian explained to Big Fight Weekend. Munguía would go up two weight classes (from medium to light heavyweight) to fight for Bivol’s WBA title. The option was on the table, even the combat came to be “almost closed”, according to the Mexican’s coach, Erik Morales. “If I have to choose between not fighting, and fighting Munguía, of course I would accept to fight him. I think he is a very good fighter, but he is a different weight”, he recounted.

In addition to the weight, he is not convinced by his record either. “Who have you fought against? fought against (Gabriel) Pink, and who was better? He hasn’t done much, but he is a good fighter,” Bivol commented. The Russian’s manager revealed that they tried to close a fight in the summer with Artur Beterbiev (19-0-0, 19 KO) for a light heavyweight unification (Beterbiev has the WBC, WBO and IBF division), but did not reach an agreement. . “(Bivol) He prefers to attend to his personal and family life, and wait until September, because it is not an exciting option for him. It’s just to stay active. Does Dmitry really want to fight Munguia? No. Do the fans want to see Munguía against Bivol? Maybe some, but not all. In the end, it all comes down to business”, commented his manager.

It seems that Munguía has gotten tired of waiting. The Oscar de la Hoya Golden Boy Promotions boxer has announced his next opponent, and it’s not Dmitry Bivol. The Mexican will face Sergiy Derevyanchenko on June 10 at Toyota Arena in California. He assured that he was the toughest rival who was willing to fight him.

The Ukrainian represented his country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and took bronze at the 2001 and 2002 World Championships. He lost his undefeated record when he challenged for the vacant IBF middleweight title against Daniel Jacobs (37-4-0, 30 KOs) in 2018, and two more belt losses (IBF and WBC) against Gennady Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) and Jermall Charlo (32-0-0, 22 KOs). “He is a great opponent, it is a good test for my career and a great fight for all the public,” said the Mexican at the press conference.

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