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Jaime Munguía awaits his great opportunity

Jaime Munguía awaits his great opportunity

Jaime Munguía (41-0-0, 33 KO) is one of the young Mexican talents in the world of boxing. In the early hours of Saturday to Sunday, he will face the Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko at the Toyota Arena in California. It was not the rival he wanted, but his team and that of Dmitry Bivol (21-0-0, 11 JO) did not reach an agreement for both fighters to get into the ring to fight for the Russian WBA title. For this, the Mexican would have had to go up two weight categories. Derevyanchenko is the toughest opponent he has wanted to face, Munguía has assured.

The Mexican has an appointment in the ring early Saturday morning at the Toyota Arena in California, but it is not with the opponent he had sought so much. The teams of Munguía and Dmitry Bivol did not reach an agreement for a confrontation between the two. The Mexican would go up two weight divisions to try to snatch the WBA light heavyweight belt from him. But this fight did not excite the Russian, who only considered getting into the ring so as not to be inactive for so long. His team reveals that they are after a unification of the category with Artur Beterbiev (19-0-0, 19 KO).

But Munguía doesn’t want to sit around waiting either and opted for another rival. He will face the Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko. The Mexican assured that he is the toughest opponent he has been able to find who wants to face him. Derevyanchenko has attempted to storm the world title three times, all resulting in defeat. In October 2019 he fought with daniel jacobs (37-4-0, 30 KOs) for the IBF middleweight belt, but fell via split decision. His next attempt was a year later against Gennady Golovkin, which was imposed by unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden. In September 2020, he could not claim the WBC belt, since he lost on points to Jermall Charlo (32-0-0, 22 KOs).

Jaime Munguía wants bigger rivals, he has been saying it for a long time. At 26 years old, he remains undefeated and has a record of 41 victories, 33 of them by KO. He began training since he was a child, and debuted with a second round TKO in 2013 in Tijuana (his native country), against Manuel Mora. He got his first belt in February 2018, the WBC Latin super welterweightby KO in the third round to José Carlos Paz (23-14-1, 13 KO). Currently, he is the WBO Intercontinental middleweight champion, but he already feels that he has outgrown him. He wants bigger challenges and to play in a World Cup to show that he has the necessary quality to be one of the best.

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