By Jake Donovan
The next edition of Boxeo Telemundo will feature a terrific welterweight crossroads bout in the main event. Mexicos Pablo Munguia puts a four-fight win streak on the line against Colombian knockout artist Antonio Pitalua.
The bout will air live on November 9 from Mexico City.
Munguia (15-3, 11KO) has racked up four straight wins in the span of 11 months, but its his last loss which stands out the most when considering what awaits. An 8th round stoppage at the hands of Armando Robles last May is cast into a greater light considering that Pitalua stopped the very same foe in eight rounds this past March for his most recent win.
The knockout came right on time for Pitualua (53-6-1, 47KO), who managed just one official victory in his previous four contests.
Over that stretch came a disputed points loss to Ed Paredes two years ago, but a 12-round draw in his first fight with Cosme Rivera last September left Pitalua fortunate to not have the decision go against him that night. The judges got it right in their rematch two months later. Both bouts as well as the loss to Paredes aired on Telemundo, where Pitalua continues to serve as a cult favorite.
Boxeo Telemundo airs 12 times per year, six shows each in the United States and Mexico. The November 9 card will mark the final time in 2012 in which the Telemundo cameras head south of the border, with the still-to-be-announced December show most likely to return to the Kissimmee (FL) Civic Center.
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox