Date of fight between Golovkin and ex-champion with 29 KOs announced
The founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, has confirmed that he is working on organizing a fight between his client - former champion in the first middle division Mexican Jaime Mungia (36-0, 29 KOs) and the owner of IBF and IBO titles in the middle division, Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs). His words are quoted by Boxingscene.com, Vesti.kz reports.
Earlier, the promoter said that the parties are in talks. The fight is scheduled for Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday celebrated on May 5th.
"Fight Golovkin - Mungia - this is what we are working on. This is the fight that everyone is interested in. “Cinco de Mayo”. Imagine that such a championship fight will be the headliner this weekend? It will be a blast," - said De La Hoya.
Mungia fought his last fight in October, when he knocked out the Bahamian veteran Tureano Johnson (21-3-1, 15 KOs) in the sixth round. Golovkin knocked out Kamil Sheremeta in December (21-1, 5 KOs) and defended the world title for the record 21st time.