Munguia to fight Rosado before Derevyanchenko

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed the acceptance of request made by middleweight Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) to proceed with his contracted fight in October against Gabe Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs) and then proceed with the final WBC elimination bout versus Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-3, 10 KOs).

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  • Rosado and Munguia will be a sloppy slugfest matchup. Rosado has overcome obstacles in some fights and managed to pull off upsets, but I feel Munguia’s youth and perseverance will be a driving force that will keep the fight active and busy. Winner? My guess, Munguia in a split decision.

    • Agreed. Wonder how many fights this kid needs to take in a top dog. He could fight Boo Boo right now. Now that’s at least 3 fights away. And this fight is setting up a fight with a guy coming off 2 losses. Crazy!

    • I agree with your comment, I like both fighters and it should be a good fight. I’m leaning toward a knockout in favor of Munguia. They are not going to run away from each other that’s for sure.

    • Rosa do is a great boxer but is prone to cuts,munguia is something like GGG to me,munguia by stoppage.

  • Rosado should be able to test him and possibly pull off the upset but my guess is he loses on cuts..

  • Munguia is going to chop him up! Being that I’m PR & Mexican I love the matchup, however Munguia’s power and youth should prevail! Less mileage too…..

  • Both will be very difficult fights for Munguia! Don’t be surprised if Rosado stops Munguia with a body shot.

  • I read an article where it said Munguia refused a fight altogether with the Ukrainian. Makes sense, since Derev has been in there with 3 better fighters than clumsy Munguia and held his own. He’s also never been hurt against those 3 fighters. He is shot but likely would still have too much for the mexican.
    Rosado can keep it interesting but will likely lose the decision.

  • Apparently, you didn’t see when Derevyanchenko fought Jermall Charlo. He was hurt multiple times and almost stopped in the last round. Munguia too much for Rosado and Derevyanchenko at this point in their careers (emphasis on Derevyanchenko).

  • I think Rosado is a fun matchup for Munguia. I know a lot of people think Munguia is being moved to slow, but clearly they haven’t watched him fight. He is still very much a work in progress and there is still plenty of time to finish that work. Hopefully, Rosado helps smooth out the rough edges in a competitive fight. I see it going the distance and a UD for Munguia.

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