By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia and his co-promoter at Zanfer received’t take part within the beforehand scheduled WBC 160-lb purse bid for a battle towards former three-time world title challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
The 24-old Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) and his co-promoters at Zanfer will as a substitute go within the path of a battle with Gabe Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs).
It’s not a stunning transfer by Munguia to keep away from Derevyanchenko as a result of it was already a battle that his administration was eying after his latest sixth spherical stoppage victory over Kamil Szceremeta on June nineteenth.
Rosado fought on the identical DAZN card and destroyed beforehand unbeaten Golden Boy prospect Bektemir ‘Bully’ Melikuziev.
Munguia vs. Rosado = enterprise stage battle
This can be a cash battle between Munguia and Rosado, and it’s a extra winnable battle for Jaime than if he have been to face #2 WBC ‘The Technician’ Derevyanchenko.
It might appear apparent that #1 WBC Munguia’s administration isn’t thrilled on the thought of placing him in a title eliminator that ends in him turning into obligatory for WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo.
Munguia is a enjoyable fighter to look at, however he’s on the identical stage as Charlo’s final opponent Juan Macias Montiel. He wouldn’t do effectively towards a man as polished as Charlo.
That will be a foul thought for Golden Boy Promotions and Zanfer to throw Munguia in with Charlo or Derevyanchenko proper now as a result of he’s nonetheless too inexperienced. Munguia wants much more expertise earlier than he takes on the likes of Charlo or Derevyanchenko.
Even placing Munguia in towards WBC middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade may be a bridge too far for him.
Munguia one other Ryan Garcia kind of fighter
What we’re more likely to see with Munguia is his promoters at Golden Boy matching him like they’re doing with their widespread light-weight contender Ryan Garcia.
With Ryan, he’ll by no means be greater than a paper champion if he ever wins a title, however he’ll nonetheless make some huge cash due to his reputation. In different phrases, Ryan doesn’t need to show that he’s among the best to make a boatload of dough. It’s the identical factor with Munguia.
Ryan is widespread with out even being a world champion, and Golden Boy isn’t in a rush to place him in towards any of the world champions at 135.
Munguia being moved CAREFULLY
In Munguia’s case, Golden Boy and Zanfer will seemingly proceed to match him strategically, having him earn a living towards beatable previous guys, however not throwing him in with any of the proficient champions.
The one belt-holder at 160 that Golden Boy might need thought of letting Munguia battle is WBA champ Ryota Murata, but it surely’s too late now. Murata is predicted to tackle IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin in December, and he’ll seemingly lose to him.
“A handbag bid for WBC 160 eliminator, Jaime Munguia vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko, was set for Fri. Per supply, Munguia goes in one other path & co-promoter Zanfer knowledgeable WBC they received’t take part. Munguia, co-promoted by Golden Boy, has been linked to a DAZN battle vs. Gabe Rosado,” mentioned Dan Rafael.