As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, the World Boxing Organization ordered the teams for WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia and mandatory challenger Dennis Hogan to reach an agreement by March 2nd.
Hogan’s business partner Paul Keegan is going to speak to the local government to see if they can help secure enough money to outmuscle Golden Boy Promotions, who handle Munguia, in a potential purse bid.
Hogan’s side are open to the idea of potentially facing Munguia on the DAZN undercard to the Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs middleweight unification at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
But Hogan and his team would prefer to bring the contest to a stadium in Australia.
Hogan has built up a win streak of six fights after losing a twelve round unanimous decision to Jack Culcay back in December of 2015.
Munguia won the WBO world title last year after blowing away Sadam Ali in four rounds. He retained the titles three times already, including a lopsided decision victory over Takeshi Inoue in January.
“We have started negotiations with Golden Boy as of this week,” said Keegan to Irish-Boxing.
“We are hoping to be able to negotiate a deal to lock in the fight before the deadline which is March 2nd when purse bids are due.
“As of now we are miles apart in the negotiations of the fights but I’m confident ourselves and Golden Boy will reach common ground. In the case that we don’t we have been working on two possible locations for Australia to host it – Brisbane and the Gold Coast – both have the weather and infrastructure to host a big, big event.
“We are meeting a couple of those venues tomorrow and hope to lock in meeting with local governments to see how we can all work together.”