Jaime Munguia and Gabe Rosado have been on a collision course for a fall battle, however plans may change after a transfer from the WBC.
The Mexico Metropolis-based group ordered a middleweight title eliminator between Munguia and Sergiy Derevyanchenko, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman informed ESPN on Thursday. If no deal is struck by Sept. 17, a handbag bid shall be ordered.
If the battle takes place, the winner would develop into the necessary challenger to Jermall Charlo, the WBC champion at 160 kilos. Nonetheless, there is no assure Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) will undergo with the battle.
“Munguia simply came upon [about the Derevyanchenko possibility],” Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez informed ESPN. “He will circle again with us early subsequent week.”
Munguia, a former 154-pound champion, is 3-0 (with three knockouts) since transferring as much as 160 kilos in January 2020. Regardless of his expertise, the 24-year-old Mexican continues to be uncooked. He is clearly bettering, although, as he raises his degree of competitors.
Munguia packs loads of energy and applies nonstop strain. ESPN’s No. 4 middleweight can also be large and powerful for the division. If he fights Derevyanchenko, a longtime 160-pounder, Munguia will nonetheless simply be the larger man.
Derevyanchenko (13-3, 10 KOs) has misplaced two in a row and three of his previous 4. Nonetheless, all three losses got here towards elite competitors. The Ukrainian dropped a cut up determination to Daniel Jacobs in a 2018 middleweight title battle. The next yr, Derevyanchenko fought Gennadiy Golovkin in a brutal title bout, probably the greatest motion fights of 2019. GGG received through unanimous determination, however the verdict was disputed by many.
In opposition to Charlo, ESPN’s No. 6 middleweight wasn’t all that aggressive. The 35-year-old hasn’t competed since that September 2020 outing.