Sergio Mora believes that Jaime Mungia is ready for a welterweight championship fight.
Mungia defeated Kamil Szeremeta at the weekend, and then called for a fight with Gabriel Rosado next.
Speaking on JABS as part of the DAZN Boxing Show, Mora thinks that having already proven himself at 154lbs, he can expect to challenge for a title at middleweight soon.
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“He was a champion already, at 154. He’s trying to become a two-division champion, so yes I think he is ready,” he said.
“Especially now that Canelo [Alvarez], Daniel Jacobs and BJ Saunders are campaigning at 168.
“Not to say at 160 there’s not killers, you’ve got Jermall Charlo, you’ve got [Ryoto] Murata, you‘ve got Demetrius Andrade. All these people are avoided in their own way.
“He can compete with any of them, he has the size, he has the experience, he takes a big punch. We’ve seen it at middleweight, three straight knockouts.
“I think he can not only compete but he can beat one of these guys on a good day.”
Mora also thinks that Munguia is on the verge of crossing over into mainstream US popularity after building up his career slowly.
“You see how popular he is, how much better he’s getting with his new trainer Eric Morales,” he began.
“He’s just becoming an attraction. You do that slowly, and when he gets to his 40, 41st fight, that’s when Canelo started fighting in the States.
“This is how Mexicans become popular in the states - no rush.”