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Having turned down a rematch with Hogan, Munguia looks set for Canelo clash

Dennis Hogan [28(7)-2(0)-1] nemesis Jaime Munguia [33(26)-0-0] could be rewarded for his controversial victory over the Kildare fighter with a mega money bout with one of the biggest names in the sport.

The Mexican, whose points win over ‘The Hurricane’ in April was widely questioned, has been offered a fight with Saul Canelo Alvarez according to his promoter Fernando Beltran.

The Mexican based promoter, who works alongside Golden Boy with regard to the massive for the weight WBO light middleweight world champion, told ESPN Deportes that his charge has been offered a fight with Golden Boy’s golden boy.

Beltran claims he is considering  an offer to fight in September.

“This morning I spoke with [Golden Boy CEO] Oscar [De La Hoya] and he asked me if there was interest in the fight between Jaime and Canelo,” Beltran told ESPN Deportes.

“I told him that our interest is very high and then he sent me an offer that we are reviewing. It would be sensational for Mexico if two of its champions face off and put our boxing on top.”

Munguia would move up to middleweight to challenge for Alvarez’s  WBA, WBC, IBF 160lbs straps.

However, in another frustrating twist for the already tortured Hogan, the Mexican wouldn’t have to vacate his light middleweight world title. According to Beltran win, lose or Munguia would retain his WBO crown.

Before this offer was put on the table Team Hogan believed their charge would fight on the same bill as the Mexican – a fight they hoped could be made as a world title eliminator.

The Mexican was initially handed the chance to put the controversy surrounding his victory over the Kildare fighter to bed when Golden Boy offered him the chance to repeat their April world title clash in his next outing.

However, the 22-year-old refused the fight. Instead it was reported he would top an October 19th bill recent foe Hogan would also appear on.

Munguía was also linked with Jessie Vargas and Patrick Teixeira, whilst Canelo was linked with a number of names.

It now seems the pair are planning to fight each other in an all-Mexican clash.


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