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Jaime Munguia Eyes December Fight, Takeshi Inoue is Possible

By Miguel Rivera

WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) is still planning to fight for the fourth time in 2018.

According to the 22-year-old boxer, his next fight will take place on December 8th or 15th in the United States.

If Munguia returns on December 15, that contest will be part of the undercard to Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding, which takes place at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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One of the possible opponents mentioned by Munguia for his December defense, is unbeaten Japanese boxer Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KO's).

"We are looking at December, apparently the 8th, against a Japanese boxer who is undefeated, Takeshi Inoue, we are looking at that possibility. He is a fighter that you have to be very careful with.. because he is a kamikaze, a warrior, he goes to the front and throws punches, elbows and everything," said Munguia to A Los Golpes.

Munguia has been very busy in 2018 and viewed as one of the new breakout stars in the sport.

He crashed on the scene in May, when he came in as a late replacement and knocked out Sadam Ali in a one-sided fight to capture the WBO world title.

A few months later, he proved his worth by dropping tough veteran Liam Smith to win a twelve round unanimous decision in Las Vegas. And then the Mexican fighter returned to Las Vegas last month, when he blew away challenger Brandon Cook on the Canelo-Golovkin undercard.

 Eventually, he wants to secure a showdown with Canelo.

"I really can not say [when that fight could happen]. I was very close to landing Golovkin and I was not allowed to fight.. but I think it was a good thing, because I received better opportunities. I could not say [when I'll face Canelo]... but for me, in a year and a half or two years I would be ready for Canelo," said Munguia.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by The Big Dunn on 10-16-2018

I want GBP to go to SHO so I can see Muniaga v Hurd!!!!

Comment by Gigantes on 10-16-2018

Props for Jamie for continuing to be active and wanting to fight

Comment by Eff Pandas on 10-16-2018

I ain't mad at this fight. This is a prospect vs prospect kinda fight in my eyes (yes I know Munguia gots a belt, but he still seems more like a prospect or contender than a title holder to me…

Comment by giacomino on 10-16-2018

Smith lost his last two. It would be hard to justify it and would probably be an ugly fight to watch. Castano or Harrison would be a war and I would favor Castano to come out on top over Munguia.…

Comment by yankees7448 on 10-16-2018

[QUOTE=Bardamu;19197872]Munguia fought Ali for his title in May. He fought his first defense against Liam Smith, whose only previous loss was to Canelo. Also worth mentioning this Inoue is ranked by Boxrec seven spots higher than Crawford's last opponent. Another…

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