Munguia wants Canelo next after controversial win over Derevyanchenko

By Boxing News - 06/11/2023 - Comments

By Sean Jones: Jaime Munguia called out Canelo Alvarez after his controversial twelve round unanimous decision win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko last Saturday night in Ontario, California.

Munguia’s victory earned him the WBC Silver super middleweight title, a lower-level belt below the titles held by interim champ David Benavidez and the true belt-holder Canelo. The scores were 115-112, 114-113, and 114-113. Sean Jones scored it for Derevyanchenko 9-3.

Will Canelo fight Munguia?

You can’t entirely rule out Canelo choosing to give Munguia a title shot at 168. After all, Canelo is coming off a victory over 35-year-old John Ryder, a guy that most casual boxing fans have never heard of in the U.S.

Still, the fact that Munguia is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, the ex-promoters for Canelo, that’s reason enough to conclude that he will NEVER get a chance to fight him, for Munguia even to hope that such a fight could is a waste of time.

Fighters Munguia CAN fight:

  • David Benavidez
  • Caleb Plant
  • David Morrell Jr
  • Demetrius Andrade
  • Diego Pacheco
  • Ali Akhmedo
  • Janibek Alimkhanuly
  • Carlos Adames

Munguia should see things for what they are instead of having a deluded vision of a fight that cannot happen in a million years.

If Munguia’s last name were Berlanga and if he were promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, then yeah, he’ll get a fight against Canelo soon, maybe even in September.

“I think Canelo and I can put on a tremendous Mexican festival. I think it’s a great fight for both of us and the country. We’re going to stay at 168 pounds,” said Jaime Munguia a the post-fight press conference last Saturday night following his controversial victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in Ontario, California.

Although Munguia’s (42-0, 33 KOs) win over Derevyanchenko (14-5, 10 KOs) was seen as a gifted victory by the judges, as he appeared to lose in the eyes of many fans, he’s already looking to move on rather than do the right thing in giving the Ukrainian a rematch.

There would have been far more considerable backlash over Munguia’s ‘victory’ against Derevyanchenko, as we saw in Devin Haney’s recent controversial win over Vasily Lomachenko.

Still, Munguia-Derevyanchenko slipped under the radar of most boxing fans due to the compelling fight last Saturday night between WBO light welterweight champion Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez.

That fight had the fan interest, not the lesser one between Munguia, with his badly inflated 42-0 record, and the 37-year-old Derevyanchenko, who came into the contest having lost three out of his last four fights.

Munguia wants Canelo or Gennadiy Golovkin, two fighters that he has little chance of getting a fight against.

“I’m ready and willing anytime,” said Munguia when Jose Benavidez Sr, called him, saying he wanted to set up a fight between him and David at 168.

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