After their victories on Saturday night both Jaime Munguia and Gabriel Rosado now want to face one another next.
The two middleweights notched up their 37th and 26th career wins against Kamil Szeremeta and Bektemir Melikuziev respectively in Texas which may have unexpectedly put them on a collision course.
Munguia, now trained by Erik Morales, had the variation and work-rate to end the challenge of his Polish opponent in round six while Rosado picked himself and his career up off the canvas to land a howitzer of a knockout punch in round three against the Uzbek prospect.
Ranked number one by the WBC and WBO Munguia is closing in on his first world title challenge at middleweight but in the meantime, it seems like a fight against veteran Rosado is of interest to the Mexican.
Speaking to DAZN’s Chris Mannix through a translator Munguia said: “I would like to by the end of the year fight for a world title and if not a battle between Mexico and Puerto Rico against Gabriel Rosado. I think he looked really good tonight, that would be good.”
Earlier in the evening Rosado was the first to float the idea of the bout against Munguia. “We just beat this young kid coming off back-to-back strong wins, so we want Munguia, baby.”
Munguia against Rosado is all of a sudden, a fight that makes some sense if the former super-welterweight world champion can’t secure a title shot against WBO champion Demetrius Andrade or WBC champion Jermall Charlo. And there is no doubt that the fighting styles of both men would gel perfectly to make it an entertaining battle for as long as it lasts.