Former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia wants to be the next person to guide the boxing scene in Mexico.
Most view Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as the face of Mexican boxing, but Munguia feels that position is still empty.
“Everything that is happening is a great opportunity,” Munguía said to Diario Milenio. “There is no one who represents Mexican boxing right now, because the truth is Canelo fights once a year, there are times every year and a half. People want to see someone who fights more often, without detracting from Canelo, because he is a great fighter.”
Munguia is currently campaigning in the middleweight and hopes to establish himself as one of the best fighters at the weight.
The young boxer believes that eventually he’s going to collide with Canleo at some point in the future.
“It’s a fight that has to happen if we both keep moving forward,” Munguia said.
The fight was easier to make in the past, as both boxers had promotional deals with Golden Boy Promotions.
But earlier this month Canelo parted ways with Golden Boy.
Erik ‘Terrible’ Morales, the head trainer of Munguia, believes the young fighter can go to the next level. Morales, a Hall of Famer and former four division world champion, could see his boxer heading up to the next level.
In his last fight, Munguia withstood a fierce attack from Tureano Johnson – to win the fight with a huge uppercut that snapped the bottom lip of Johnson in half .
“[Morales] has helped me a lot to be patient, to remain calm during the moment of a fight. Under other conditions, against an opponent like Tureano Johnson, I would have thrown myself into a scuffle to trade punches until his head was blown off, with an uncomfortable opponent,” Munguia said.