Tijuana native Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 knockouts) continues his preparation in the very cold facilities of the Otomi Ceremonial Center, alongside his current coach, Erik “El Terrible” Morales, who knows a lot about what it is to train at the altitude of Temoaya municipality of Mexico.
On October 30 in Las Vegas, in the headline bout of a card being staged by Golden Boy Promotions, Munguia will fight against the Bahamian Olympian Tureano Johnson (21-2-1, 15 knockouts), a former WBC Silver middleweight champion and regarded as a dangerous adversary.
In his previous outing, for the NABF crown, Johnson battered and put away Irishman Jason Quigley undefeated.
“I anticipate a great fight because, as Tureano says, he always goes to the front. I'm going to go out and win, to look for my second middleweight victory and the knockout will comes on it's own," said the former WBO super welterweight world champion, in a telephone conversation with ESTO.
The last time Munguia was in action, he imposed a late TKO in 11 rounds over Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan, on January 11.
Munguia said: “I think it will serve me, because I had been very active as a champion. I made four defenses every year and it is somewhat exhausting; this helped us to rest and we have never stopped training ”.
Jaime described Tureano Johnson as “a fairly strong fighter, who has extensive experience in professional and amateur boxing, since he was an Olympian. We have to be careful, we have taken all the precautions, we have trained for that type of fighter, we are going to arrive very well, we have been correcting mistakes in the gym. We have worked on defense, among other things."
Of his contest with O'Sullivan, he added: “At 160 pounds I feel a little stronger, I think that is going to be the big difference. With O'Sullivan it was my first fight in this division, I didn't know what it felt like, but right now I think I've gotten on well, I know what it feels like, I have a little more confidence, we have continued to work hard, it will be great fight."