Jaime Munguia waged a war over 11 rounds this past Saturday in San Antonio.
Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan and Munguia traded several shots over the course of the fight with the younger Munguia's doing most of the damage. O'Sullivan was able to withstand the punishment up until the 11th round when he finally hit the canvas. At the same time his corner through in the towel which gave Munguia the knockout victory.
This was Munguia's first fight at the 160 pound middleweight limit. The former super welterweight champion relinquished his title in December after struggling to make the 154 pound weight limit in his most recent title defenses.
After the fight, Munguia's co-promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions said that he was very pleased with his fighter's performance.
"That is exactly what he needed. That is exactly what he had to do. 160 pounds is a stacked division and he is going to be a world champion this year," De La Hoya stated.
In the post-fight in ring interview, Munguia mentioned the name of Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin, and the Charlo brothers (Jermell and Jermall) as potential future opponents.
De La Hoya believes that in the very near future he will be in the ring with a big name.
"He needs the right fights. He needs the exciting fights that people want to see and as you heard he called out Canelo so he is going the right way," said De La Hoya.
Alvarez is slated to return to action on May 2nd with WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders being mentioned as a front runner to be his opponent.
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