Former WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia is very eager to secure a world title fight with IBF world champion Gennady Golovkin.

Munguai will continued his run at middleweight on April 23, when he faces another unbeaten, D'Mitrius Ballard, who replaces Maciej Sulecki, after suffering an injury at his training camp.

A fight between the two was discussed back in 2018.

While both sides reached an agreement, the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to approve the fight - because at the time Munguia was fighting as a junior middleweight with very little experience against ranked fighters. 

Munguia has banked a lot of experience in the last few years.

At the same time, Golovkin is nearly 40-years-old and Munguia believes the dangerous veteran has lost a few steps in the last three years.

"In this sport you never finish learning. Every workout, every fight is a new experience, so we keep learning, working. I'm still very young and I can keep getting better and that gives me confidence that we're going to get in a better position than the last fight," Munguia told George Ebro.

"I see things positively [for myself at 160]. I think there's a great future for me in this division. There are very good fighters, great opponents. I wish I was fighting for a world championship maybe this year or next year, but we're going to try to keep progressing.

"Lucky or unfortunately, the fight with Golovkin hasn't happened. I'm not really desperate for that fight. Obviously, if it ever occurs, it would be an honor for me to face him. He is no longer the same [at age 39], but I have great respect for him. He's a great fighter and as I've always said, we have to be very careful when we fight him."