Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is confident a fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Munguia is possible.
“The truth is that he is very ambitious and I like that about Munguía. He wants to fight with the best in the world. And when you are the best in the world like Canelo, and if you are a champion like Munguía, a fight like that has to be fought in the future,” said De La Hoya to ESPN Deportes.
“If they are at the same weight, at 160 pounds, and if Munguía is crowned champion in that division, then there is no reason on why that fight cannot take place. We’ll see what happens because Canelo is at the level where he wants to fight with world champions.”
Munguia lost the fight to Dennis Hogan to retain the WBO junior middleweight title this past Saturday, while Canelo is back in the ring on May 4th, in an IBF, WBC, WBA middleweight unification against Daniel Jacobs.