GGG vs Jaime Munguia in Works for May 2021

Published 12/31/2020, 6:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 05: Gennady Golovkin boxes against Sergiy Derevyanchenko during their IBF middleweight title bout at Madison Square Garden on October 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


It seems like Gennady Golovkin has got an opponent to defend his middleweight title against. His team is in constant talks with 8th-ranked middleweight Jaime Munguia for a probable bout in May 2021. The undefeated Munguia wants to put his prowess to the test against one of the best of this decade.

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Munguia’s manager and promoter, Fernando Beltran, rolled out the news to ESPN. He said, “We are doing well, I think we have a good chance of having this fight, we are just talking,”

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If this fight is booked, Munguia will have a tough test to prove himself in the middleweight roster.

‘GGG’ recently defended his title against Kamil Szemereta, landing an astonishing KO in round 7 of the fight. Even at age 38, ‘GGG’ looks super strong, showing no signs of slowing down. He wouldn’t mind facing an undefeated contender like Jaime Munguia.

On the flip side, Munguia feels there are a few fillers in Golovkin’s game which he would exploit pretty easily.

‘GGG’ was already looking for a resilient fighter and seems like he’s already got one.

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Who will the winner of Gennady Golovkin vs Jaime Munguia face?

The boxing fans await a huge trilogy fight between ‘GGG’ and Canelo. In their first matchup, the contest ended in a tragic draw. Most of the fans felt Golovkin won that fight. However, when the duo touched gloves in the rematch, it was the Mexican boxer who stood tall and emerged victorious.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Gennady Golovkin punches Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

‘GGG’ is keen on settling his scores with nemesis, Alvarez, but the Mexican boxer has now moved a notch up to rule the super-middleweight roster. If Golovkin gets past Munguia by mid-2021, there’s no doubt in the world that he will set himself up for a spine-chilling trilogy.

On the other side, if Munguia gives ‘GGG’ his second loss and sort of the biggest upsets of the sport, he too can be in contention to take on Saul.

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It will intrigue one and all to watch how the negotiations between Golovkin and Munguia’s promotions play. Who would you like to corner between ‘GGG’ and the undefeated Munguia?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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