The callout came during the post-battle interview for Munguia’s third-round knockout of Argentina’s Gonzalo Coria (21-6, 8KOs), whom he dropped two times in transit to the victory win Saturday night at Field Astros in Guadalajara, Mexico. The battle was met with unforgiving extensive analysis to where a large portion of the pre-battle inclusion zeroed in erring on his ideal battles in 2023. That discussion normally prompted WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight titlist Gennadiy Golovkin (42-2-1, 37KOs) and ruling WBC beltholder Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22KOs).
Tijuana’s Munguia (41-0, 33KOs) was beforehand ready to challenge Charlo this previous June in the American’s old neighborhood of Houston, Texas. An arrangement was apparently gone after a Kickoff restrictive broadcast. Be that as it may, it self-destructed almost too late when Munguia’s co-advertisers, Zanfer Boxing and Brilliant Kid Advancements, stood firm on DAZN being engaged with some limit.
Munguia has really battled two times since those imploded talks — a fifth-round knockout of Jimmy ‘Kilrain’ Kelly on June 11 and Saturday’s success over Coria — while Charlo has not battled by any means in that frame of mind since last June. It is muddled when Charlo will be cleared to get back to the ring, which has incited Munguia to return to old designs for another adversary.
The principal huge notice of Munguia in a pertinent battle came when his group looked to land a battle with then-unbeaten Golovkin to assist with saving a May 2018 show in Las Vegas. Golovkin was because of rematch Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, with those plans postponed until September 2018 because of Guadalajara’s Alvarez being managed a six-month suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because of testing positive for follow measures of Clenbuterol prior that February.
Munguia was seen as a rising junior middleweight prospect at that point. His opposition level wasn’t exactly there for the Nevada commission to support him as a rival for Golovkin, as the two headed out in a different direction.
Munguia proceeded to come out on top for the WBO junior middleweight championship in a fourth-round knockout of Sadam Ali, packing five title safeguards in a 14-month window. His fourth-round knockout of Patrick Allotey in September 2019 was his last as a lesser middleweight titlist, surrendering the belt sometime thereafter to battle at middleweight.
By that point, Golovkin experienced his most memorable loss — a greater part choice to Alvarez a year after the two battled to an attract — to end his brought together WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight title rule. He additionally recovered his IBF belt when Munguia showed up at middleweight, outpointing Sergiy Derevyanchenko in October 2019 and having made only two title guards.
One came recently in a 10th round knockout of Ryota Murata in their April 9 WBA/IBF unification session in Saitama, Japan. Golovkin then, at that point, lost a twelve-round choice to Alvarez in their September 17 set of three session for Alvarez’s undisputed super middleweight title in Las Vegas prior to getting back to 160. The drop down to middleweight was met with two obligatory title safeguards in pausing — WBA ‘Standard’ titlist Erislandy Lara and IBF number-one competitor Esquiva Falcao.
Munguia is without a doubt able to be endorsed as a challenger for Golovkin anyplace on the planet by this point. Whether he can skirt the line to get him next is another discussion, however one he is prepared to have considering developing analysis over a delicate middleweight race to this point.
“I was glad to be in the ring,” Munguia conceded after Saturday’s success prior to zeroing in on a more useful 2023 mission. “This year we were unable to do Charlo, yet ideally we can do it one year from now.
“Yet, we realize that Gennadiy Golovkin isn’t endorsed with (an opponent advertiser). I couldn’t want anything more than to meet him in May.”