Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn, has named the current fighter who has been subject to the worst matchmaking of any career that he has seen.
Hearn recently received criticism from Oscar De La Hoya for making a fight between pound-for-pound superstar, Canelo Alvarez, who was once signed to De La Hoya, and WBO Interim champion, John Ryder.
De La Hoya claimed that Alvarez is not adding to his legacy by fighting British fighters, and that he instead needs someone who can test him.
In an interview with iFL TV, Hearn responded to his rival’s comments and suggested that his fellow promoter should focus on his own fighters, adding that Jaime Munguia, who is signed to De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, has been the victim of the poorest matchmaking that he has ever seen.
“Oscar De La Hoya, it’s just like you can’t have a sensible conversation with him. You can’t have a sensible with him at all, but you certainly can’t have one about Canelo Álvarez. He should really show some respect to Canelo Álvarez, who really kind of saved and changed his business, in all honesty.”
“Worry about Gilberto Ramirez, the other night, coming in thirteen pounds over. Jaime Munguia, the worst matchmaking of any career that I have ever seen. Focus on the present, not the past, Canelo Álvarez has gone, he has left you, he is not coming back, so dry your eyes and let’s just all be friends.”
At 26-years-old, Munguia has amassed an undefeated record of forty-one victories and thirty-three knockouts, winning a WBO super-welterweight world title along the way.
However, since moving up to middleweight, Munguia’s opposition has been questionable, being a sizeable favourite in each of his seven fights since vacating his WBO world title.