Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas - In a middleweight contest, former junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) beat down and stopped late-replacement Kamil Szeremeta (21-2, 5 KOs) in six rounds. Szeremeta accepted the fight on two weeks notice.
Szeremeta was coming back from a knockout loss to Gennadiy Golovkin, which took place in December.
Munguia was originally scheduled to face another Polish fighter, Maciej Sulecki, who withdrew from the fight with no official explanation.
In the first round, Munguia was controlling the range with his jab. Szeremeta was landing a decent jab and going to the body, but the punches were having little effect on Munguia.
A battle of jabs in the second, with Munguia following up with the harder punches and sitting down on his punches. He connected with a big left hook that Szeremata managed to take well.
During the third, both were digging to the body. Munguai was mixing up his punches and unloading with heavy combinations to the head and body. In the fourth, Munguia was ripping the body and following up with big punches. Szeremeta was standing in front of Munguia, and actually trading at times, but the bigger man was doing a lot more damage.
Munguia connected with hard hooks at the start of the fifth. Szeremeta was wearing down, breathing heavy and there was little pop on his punches. Munguia rocked him with a good uppercut and then unleashed a multi-punch combination. In the sixth, Munguia was targeting the body of Szeremeta with hard hooks. He was then following up with combinations to the head, including an uppercut that rocked Szeremeta. At this point, it was target practice for Munguia. The Polish contender was taking a lot of punishment.
The referee, along with Szeremeta's corner, stopped the fight before the start of the seventh.