By: Julio Garcia
Gennady Golovkin’s return to the ring last Friday was anything but amazing. He was in the ring against an opponent that he was expected to walk over and he pretty much did that. Kamil Szeremeta was an undefeated fighter but fought a lot of guys with losing records or on a sharp downward slide in their career. Had he lost it would have been devastating to his career.
Jaime Munguia struggled in his last bout as well against Tureano Johnson. It was close up until Johnson’s lip got split open. Prior to that Johnson was able to land some killer shots on Mungia and had it been a bigger puncher there in the ring with him he may not have made it out.
If Golovkin is looking for an opponent willing to face him Munguia would be one of the better options out there and Golden Boy Promotions seems to be willing to make that fight happen.
A fight between the two would serve as a good measuring stick for the two. Golovkin struggled big-time with Derevyanchenko and had a softer touch in his last outing. If he is able to deal with Mungia and do so in the style of would be the resurgence his career needs. Should Munguia emerge victoriously it could mean two things, Munguia is as good or better than we thought and the downhill slide that Golovkin seemed to be on continues unless Golovkin makes it a war.