By Allan Fox: Bernard Hopkins of Golden Boy Promotions says Gennadiy Golovkin and Jaime Munguia are on a collision course for a combat that he expects to happen this 12 months.
They had been unable to barter a combat this time round, says Hopkins, however he expects them to bump heads sooner or later in 2021.
For the Golovkin combat to have any likelihood of taking place, Munguia, 24, might want to win his match this month towards Maciej Sulecki on April twenty fourth.
Bernard isn’t saying what received in the best way of the Golovkin vs. Munguia contest from getting made, but it surely’s simple to imagine that they couldn’t agree on the cash.
Hopkins says Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) desires to get “revenge,” and combating Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) is perhaps a method for him to get that.
Golovkin misplaced a detailed 12 spherical majority determination to former Golden Boy fighter Canelo Alvarez in 2018, and he’s been denied a rematch to attempt to avenge the defeat. The longer Canelo waits, the higher it’s for him within the third combat with GGG.
Some boxing followers imagine that Canelo, 30, has chosen to age Golovkin by ready so long as doable earlier than dealing with him once more. Golovkin turns 39 this Thursday, April eighth.
Hopkins: Golovkin desires revenge
“I’d have liked to have seen him towards Golovkin. That may have been a combat that he can win or he might lose,” mentioned Hopkins to Fino Boxing a couple of combat that did not get made between Golovkin and Munguia.
“I believe Golovkin nonetheless has some hearth in his stomach and one thing to show. He would like to get some kind of revenge for any means essential to him,” Hopkins mentioned, implying that GGG would avenge his loss to Canelo Alvarez by utilizing Munguia.
“For that combat to not occur, it was okay. It was positively a great cause that I can’t talk about it, however there are going to be some good fights that he’s [Munguia] going to do that 12 months,” mentioned Hopkins on the Golovkin vs. Munguia combat failing to occur.
It’s uncertain that Golovkin views combating Munguia as a method of getting “revenge” for his loss to Canelo.
The one method for Golovkin to get revenge is by combating Canelo and beating him, however the Mexican star is making it unimaginable by selecting to not combat him.
Possibly if Canelo had been nonetheless with Golden Boy, it is perhaps a method for GGG to actual some payback, however that doesn’t appear to be one thing that he can be considering. Munguia has nothing to do with Canelo.
Moreover, Munguia is a flawed fighter who arguably ought to have a loss on his report from his combat with Dennis Hogan.
Golovkin good points nothing from beating Munguia apart from a payday and one other secure combat.
GGG vs. Munguia doable in 2021
“Sure, as a result of they’re on a collision course,” mentioned Hopkins when requested if followers will see the Golovkin vs. Munguia combat in 2021. “That’s a combat that has plenty of conversations now, and it’s going to have extra conversations because it will get nearer.
“I would like that combat, Oscar desires that combat, we would like that combat,” mentioned Hopkins on the GGG vs. Munguia match-up.
“We simply have to let the politics work in favor of the followers and the fighters as a result of that’s all the time been an issue in boxing and getting issues executed.
“Everyone have to be handled pretty, and never taken benefit of and never letting the fighter fulfill his future Corridor of Fame alternatives and profession that they’re striving for,” mentioned Hopkins.
It appears like Hopkins is hinting that Munguia wasn’t supplied a candy sufficient deal for the Golokvin combat.
Golovkin can be higher off combating a rematch with Sergiy Derevyanchenko or dealing with Jermall Charlo somewhat than Munguia. That’s a poor opponent. Munguia will not be going to be a star, and it’s solely a matter of time earlier than he loses.