Middleweight contender Jaime Munguia wants to face Gennadiy Golovkin in 2023.
Munguia, who fights Saturday night in Mexico, in a bout most consider a tune-up type opponent against Gonzalo Coria, on DAZN, is keeping hope alive he can land a big fight.
"[Coria] is a lot of risk and little to gain. Obviously I'm not belittling this fighter and I'm never going to belittle anyone, I always prepare in the best way. The truth is that this [second fight in Mexico] was not foreseen. We had planned to fight John Ryder, who had just beaten [Daniel] Jacobs, in what I think was a great fight, but for one reason or another it didn't happen.” said Munguia when talking to boxing analyst Erika Montoya on DAZN.
It is clear Munguia wanted to face John Ryder next, but Ryder took a more favorable match-up in the largely unproven Zach Parker. Even more so, his opponent, Coria, was knocked out in two rounds by WBO middleweight champion, Janibek Alimkhanuly.
Now Munguia faces an opponent who was knocked out in two rounds by current WBO champion Janibek Alimkhanuly.
"Without a doubt the last fight he had with Canelo, GGG made it clear that he is still a great fighter, that he is still strong, that he is still valid. He gave a great fight with Canelo and I think he and I could have a great fight.” Munguia said of Golovkin.