Jaime Munguia is aware of he’s on the recent seat along with his followers forward of going through Gonzalo Coria on Saturday.
This Saturday, Golden Boy Promotions returns to Guadalajara, Mexico contained in the Area Astros for an occasion streaming reside on DAZN. Middleweight contender Jaime Munguia (40-0, 32 KOs) will end 2022 by going through Gonzalo “El Mago” Coria (21-5, 8 KOs) from Argentina. This bout will happen on the catchweight of 165 kilos as Munguia desires to have the flexibleness of preventing both at middleweight or tremendous middleweight.
The profession of Munguia hadn’t lived as much as the expectations initially set by Zanfer Promotions when he was developing the ranks and was pinged because the inheritor to Mexican nice Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. It wasn’t way back when Munguia was the fighter nobody had heard of that was being provided up as a alternative for Canelo towards Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin when a optimistic end result for a banned substance got here up which suspended the present undisputed tremendous middleweight champion. Though the Nevada State Athletic Fee disapproved of Munguia as an opponent for GGG, it ended up being the press he wanted to introduce himself to American boxing followers.
After beating Sadam Ali for the WBO tremendous welterweight title in 2018, Munguia got here away with just a few slender & debatable selections whereas persevering with to face robust opponents, however not of the standard that Munguia ought to be going through at that time of his profession. After each battle, there have been guarantees of the massive names on the horizon, however when the bell rang to start spherical one in a battle, it wasn’t towards the fighters that everybody needed Munguia to be in there with.
Jaime Munguia faces Gonzalo Coria on Saturday in Mexico and streaming reside on DAZN
To his credit score, earlier this yr, Munguia got down to lastly face a giant identify which was WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (32-0). Nonetheless, after each fighters agreed to battle, the networks couldn’t iron out their piece of the puzzle, and the battle fell aside. Munguia ended up preventing Jimmy Kelly in June, however proper earlier than that battle, I spoke to him about his 2022 plans. Throughout that dialog, Munguia assured me that by the top of the yr, he can be staring throughout the ring at a giant identify or champion.
It was introduced earlier than Halloween that Munguia was scheduled to battle Coria, and the boxing followers didn’t have it. A touch that Munguia knew the backlash would come scorching and heavy was that after asserting it on his Instagram web page, he disabled the flexibility to put up feedback. He knew that it wouldn’t be broadly accepted and wasn’t prepared to listen to about it within the remark field on his put up. However let’s not be too arduous on the fighter, as he has Zanfer Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions who deal with his profession, and so they should share a number of the blame for his or her fighter not going through a marquee identify on Saturday.
Throughout a current name with the 26-year-old Munguia, the query needed to be requested proper up entrance because the individuals needed to know. What’s going on with him and his lack of marquee opponents? Munguia instructed FanSided, “Identical to I discussed, we have been making an attempt to finalize a giant battle earlier than the top of the yr. I needed to battle (Jermall) Charlo, however it didn’t occur for one cause or one other. Afterward, we checked out John Ryder & Danny Jacobs. I used to be coaching to battle John Ryder, however he signed up for an additional battle. I believed I wouldn’t battle once more this yr however thank God I used to be given this chance to remain energetic. I stay up for the start of 2023 to battle towards a giant identify or for a title.”
Though he selected to bounce across the query, I don’t consider that Munguia doesn’t need the massive fights however extra so these round him selecting to proceed with these lesser opponents as a lot as they’ll. Munguia is a good particular person with the followers at arenas, as I’ve seen him numerous instances signing autographs and taking footage till the final particular person was achieved. Due to that, the individuals wish to see him in large fights however have run out of persistence, even when he is a good man.
At this level, it’s what it’s, and Munguia has Coria, which once more, will probably be at 165 kilos. Munguia talked about not having a difficulty making 160 or 168 and is able to tackle any alternative obtainable at whichever weight class. With Coria, he is aware of that the southpaw throws numerous punches and can make it an fascinating battle. He has skilled arduous to show to everybody that he’s prepared for that subsequent step. One factor to notice about Coria, he fought the present WBO middleweight champion Janibek Alimkhanuly (13-0) and misplaced by second-round KO. Is that this the explanation why he’s preventing Munguia? Is there any strain to outperform the champ? Munguia mentioned, “Actually, I don’t have any strain. I do know he knocked him out within the second spherical, however I’ll merely do my job to win the battle.”
For the eighth time, the legendary Mexican warrior Erik Morales will probably be in Munguia’s nook. That combo of Morales and Munguia has seen him clear up a few of his faults and has noticeably elevated the arrogance by which he fights.” I believe we have now superior lots and have grown. We’re at all times studying and are anticipating the night time that we battle for a title” mentioned the middleweight contender from Tijuana, Baja California, MX.
Munguia is able to showcase the perfect model of himself and as soon as once more mentions he’s prepared for the massive fights. Talking of which, Munguia is at the moment ranked #1 with the WBO, #2 with the WBC, and #3 with the WBA & IBF. Provided that info, the final query can be who he want to face for the title since he’s ranked excessive with all the sanctioning our bodies? Munguia didn’t hesitate and mentioned, “Out of all of them, I would really like a possibility on the WBC title towards (Jermall) Charlo.” Let’s hope this occurs, as there isn’t anybody in boxing who wouldn’t be excited to see how that matchup would unfold.