WBO orders Alimkhanuly-Munguia clash

The WBO World Championship Committee has ordered the teams of WBO middleweight champion Zhanibek Alimkhanuly and WBO #1 contender Jaime Munguia to commence immediate negotiations. The parties are granted 15 days to reach an agreement. If an accord is not reached within that time frame, a purse bid will be ordered with a minimum acceptable bid of $200,000. Any of the parties involved may request a purse bid ceremony at any time during the negotiation process. Looks like the WBO won’t let Munguia continue to tie up the #1 rating if he next plans to fight WBA/IBF champion Gennady Golovkin in six months.

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  • I’m actually looking forward to this one. If it happens. I think their styles can bring the best out of each other, not least considering that both have something to prove.

  • That’s a really good fight if it comes off. Alim looked vulnerable in his last fight, maybe it’s motivated Team Munguia, but I read an article where Alim said he wasn’t interested, he said Munguia was “nobody”. I do hope they work it out though, I think it’d be a really fun fight between two guys who desperately need a big name on their resumé. Might not be a lot of money in it though.

  • Team Munguia avoided the first attempt to making this fight when the title was vacated by BooBoo
    I will be surprised if Team Munguia go through with this attempt
    Munguia is tough but still lacks defense and Janibek will pose a huge challenge compared to GGG
    Plus more money and fame recognition will be achieved by going in the direction of a GGG fight
    Munguia looses more than just the fight if he looses to Janibek compared to a loss to GGG

  • It won’t happen, Munguia is a bigger name and Oscar would prefer GGG for a lot more money and more prestige, assuming Munguia defeats GGG, a mega fight with a ton of money in between could happen against Canelo in September 23, nothing of this he might get fighting Zhanibek.

    • Exactly. As much as I’d love to see Alim-Munguia, GGG is absolutely the way to go for Team Munguia. GGG is an old fart by boxing standards who’s very much on the downside of his career, but is still a big enough name to bring the $$$ and prestige as you mentioned. Get by him, which I think he would, and Munguia could be looking at a huge money fight with Canelo. If GGG is an option, Team Munguia would be stupid not to go in that direction…

      • Stop bringing up Canelo! He had made it clear as day that he will not fight another Mexican.

  • Zhanibek Alimkhanuly is the Merrick Garland of boxing. He is useless and ineffective. Munguia is going to beat him up PRETTY bad. I hope we don’t have another ring tragedy with this one. PRAYERS.

  • Munguia vs benavidez or any of them against bivol,berteviev or even zurdo ramirez for a cinco de mayo all mexican showdown! They’re light heavyweights after all fighting smaller lighter dudes on fight night!

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