By Matt Lieberman: Jaime Munguia (41-0, 32 KOs) believes he can rating a knockout of Sergiy Derevyanchenko (14-4, 10 KOs) this Saturday night time to ship him right down to his fourth defeat in his final 5 fights.
Surprisingly, this can be a step up for Munguia from the opposition he’s been preventing within the final 5 years since his win over Liam Smith in 2018.
Munguia-Derevyanchenko will meet within the 12-round foremost occasion on the Toyota Enviornment in Ontario, California. The occasion can be proven dwell on DAZN at 8:00 p.m. ET.
This struggle has surprisingly little or no buzz from the boxing public, which is an indication that Golden Boy made the error of matching Munguia in opposition to a fighter with a 1-3 file in his final 4 fights.
For Munguia to get consideration for his fights, he must cease turning down fights in opposition to guys like Carlos Adames, Janibek Alimkhanuly, and Demetrius Andrade.
At at the moment’s remaining press convention, the 6’0″ Munguia towered over the 5’9″ Derevyanchenko, wanting like he belonged in a distinct weight class. Saturday’s struggle can be at 168, a division Munguia says he’d like to remain until a possibility comes obtainable at 160.
Derevyanchenko has suffered current losses to Carlos Adames, Gennadiy Golovkin, and Jermall Charlo.
The aim of Munguia transferring to 168 is fairly apparent. He’s angling to try to get a struggle in opposition to undisputed tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
Nonetheless, it’s uncertain that Canelo will ever comply with struggle Munguia as a result of he won’t wish to do his former promoters at Golden Boy any favors. For the file, Munguia says he desires Jermall Charlo or David Benavidez, but it surely’s clearly Canelo and Gennadiy Golovkin that he actually desires.
Munguia after Mayweather’s file?
Some boxing followers really feel Golden Boy is purposefully matching the 41-0 Munguia tender to try to break Floyd Mayweather Jr’s 50-0 file, as he’s fought a lot older previous their greatest fighters throughout his ten-year profession.
Munguia may break Mayweeather’s 50-0 file inside 4 years, presumably sooner if he averages three fights a yr. It will be fascinating to see how Mayweather would react at seeing his file eclipsed by Munguia.
Floyd won’t prefer it, however he acquired criticism for breaking Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 file in opposition to UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who making his professional debut in boxing.
“We’ve been searching for that struggle years in the past. We don’t know precisely what’s taking place with him. He’s about two years and a half not getting into the ring, and hopefully, sometime, it’s going to
occur,” stated Jaime Munguia to Fighthype when requested about whether or not he thinks he’ll ultimately struggle WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo.
“A Benavidez struggle can be large; it could be an ideal accomplishment for me. Benavidez is a very robust and hard man, however I really feel I’m able to displaying him that I’m actually robust. It’ll be an ideal struggle,” stated Munguia when requested about David Benavidez.
“He’s an excellent fighter. He all the time performs properly, and positively, for this struggle, he’s doing the camp of his life,” stated Munguia about Sergiy Derevyanchenko. “He’s coming for me, however in the identical means, I’m getting ready for him.
“Guys like [Daniel] Jacobs put him down, and I really feel able to knocking him out. I really feel actually highly effective at 168, so let’s see. In some methods, being at 168 is nice for me. It’s an ideal weight. I feel I’m higher at 168, but when one thing is fascinating at 160, I’m positively going for it,” stated Munguia.