Óscar De La Hoya wants to start negotiations for a fight between Jaime Munguia and David Benavidez

The Mexican American David Benavidezinterim 168-pound champion WBCmade it clear that he would like to fight against the Mexican Jaime Munguia later this year after dismissing reports that he was in the ring with Cuban David morell.

Now, everything indicates that the fight could happen. Oscar de la hoyaPresident of Golden Boy Promotions, tweeted that Munguia is very interested in fighting Benavidez and that he is anxious to start the discussions of what, according to the promoter, could be the fight of the year.

Benavidez, who has a 27-0 record with 23 KO’s, defended the interim WBC super middleweight belt against Caleb Plant and ‘Sweethands’ took the ‘Mexican Monster’ the distance. The Mexican American won for UD with scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113.

For his part, the Tijuana native Munguia is 42-0 with 33 knockout wins. His last fight, his first at 168 pounds, was a unanimous decision win over Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko on June 10. The judges’ cards marked 114-113, 114-113 and 115-112.

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Munguia’s other possible rival

Munguia, a former WBO welterweight and middleweight champion, is looking to make his second fight at 168 pounds an important one and is therefore looking for big names. In addition to Benavidez, another name that has sounded is that of the Puerto Rican Edgar Berlanga.

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The Brooklyn-born of Puerto Rican descent is the WBO super middleweight North American Boxing Organization champion since 2021 and his last fight was last weekend with a unanimous decision win over Jason Quigley at Madison Square Garden.

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