The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will play host to the veritable super-fight on Saturday September 15th and WBO light middleweight champion Jaime Munguia [30(25)-0] is close to being added to the Golden Boy bill.
The 21-year-old Mexican, 2017’s Ring Magazine prospect of the year, defended his title less than two weeks ago but could be set for the Sin City card in six and a half weeks time.
Munguia, who is now co-promoted by Golden Boy alongside long-time bosses Zanfer, would seem a fitting addition to the bill which plays out on Mexican Independence Day Weekend – indeed, while there has been no confirmation, he is listed as appearing on popular boxing records website BoxRec.
The appearance would continue an extremely busy period for the Tijuanan talent who won the title on short notice in May with a demolition of champion Sadam Ali before overcoming former champ Liam Smith on a gruelling points decision earlier this month.
Smith was mandatory for a shot at the title and Munguia, who was turned down as a replacement opponent for Golovkin when the initial Canelo rematch fell through, now has an opportunity for a voluntary defence.
While he is the highest-ranked in the WBO, Kildare’s Hogan has stated that he is open to facing the wonderkid next.
While DDP Promotions, Hogan’s team, would prefer to host to the clash in Brisbane, they surely wouldn’t turn down the chance to fight on the biggest card of the year.
Golden Boy can chose any of the WBO Top 15 for a fighter that many see as a future Canelo opponent but, with Cork’s Spike O’Sullivan also on the card, Hogan might appeal in terms of adding Irish interest.
Munguia is certainly keen to appear on the September 15th pay-per-view event but doesn’t seem too perturbed as to who he faces.
He said that “if they give the opportunity I would love to fight on that card. Like I said, I will get back in the gym as soon as possible so that if they call me to be on the card I will be ready.”
“The truth is that I am going to keep getting better and better and next time I will put on a better performance.”
Should Munguia – and perhaps even Hogan – be added to the bill it would bolster an already unmissable bill for Irish fight fans.
Mahon middleweight O’Sullivan [28(20)-2(1)] boxes in the chief support bout, with a shot at the winner of the main event being lined up.
Tonight a clash for O’Sullivan with former champ David Lemieux [39(33)-4(2)] of Canada moved closer and this fight is set to be joined on the bill by appearances for Chocolatito Gonzalez and Cecilia Braekhus.