Munguia, D’chenko Kickoff Press Conference

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Photo: Cris Esqueda / Golden Boy Promotions

Former world champion Jaime Munguia (41-0, 32 KOs) and contender Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (14-4, 10 KOs) – via remote hookup – hosted a media day at the Golden Boy offices to promote their 12-round super middleweight fight on June 10 at Toyota Arena and will be broadcast live worldwide on DAZN.

Jaime Munguia: “As I have said before, Derevyanchenko is a great fighter and a great warrior. Without a doubt, I believe this is going to be a great fight. A win against Derevyanchenko would put us on a path towards a world championship…I hope to obtain the knockout and leave the ring as the best man standing.”

Sergiy Derevyanchenko: “I’m a tough fighter, and I am regarded as one of the top fighters in the division. If Munguia’s team has big plans to make him a superstar, he is going to have to fight people like me and win. It’s definitely not going to be an easy fight for either of us.”

Oscar De La Hoya: “Every fight that Jaime Munguia is in, is a difficult fight. This fight against Derevyanchenko is a tough one because of his style. It’s going to be a clash of the titans. It’s going to be an all-out war…people know that Derevyanchenko comes to fight. We are all betting on Jaime Munguia to put on a spectacular show, to maybe even be the first one to stop him. And then hopefully the WBC does the right thing and orders the fight with Charlo.”

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  • Munguia has improved on his boxing skills each subsequent fight. He is learning as he progresses in the sport. Moving into the super middleweight division will be an interesting move by his team. Who knows! We may see him and Canelo matchup one day.

    • He’s following the recent Mexican guide towards championship, pick a weaker smaller opponent past his prime then shower him with praise and fake declare dangerous et Al.

      • Weak comment, let’s not be jealous of the Mexican fighters, one thing the Mexicans fighters do is give the fans good entertainment while winning or losing.

  • smh Munguia does not win legit world titles, stays undefeated and keeps moving up in weight. Not gonna end well even though he wins this fight

  • I don’t know about moving up in weight for Jaime, at least not without improved defense. However, he is still young and strong enough to power his way through most opponents. The real issue will rise when he takes on elite champions, and I imagine at some point that will have to happen. In the meantime this fight will be a great test for him. I like Munguia, he’s fun to watch and you know he’s coming to win, I just don’t have a lot of faith in his skill set.

  • Should be a good fight between two second tier warriors with some respectable technique mixed in. They market this move by Munguia to SM like Sergei is a SM…he is a MW, and a short one at that. The wear and tear on Sergei’s face is telling…like he’s been through a meat grinder two or three times…might get stopped on cuts. Looks like Charlo is going through it over his personal life, not sure boxing is still high on his priority list.

  • From what I understand, the supermiddle move isn’t permanent. This is just a fight over the weight so they didn’t have to cut weight. That’s why they’re still talking about Charlo.

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