By Miguel Rivera
Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) has now found himself in the history books of Mexican boxing when he was successful in capturing the WBO super welterweight world championship two weeks ago.
Munguia came in as a late replacement and scored a sensation fourth round stoppage over Olympian Sadam Ali. During the contest, Ali went down four times before the fight was waved off.
The 21-year-old has said that his desire to be the benchmark of national pugilism is due to the fact that he has the charisma that other colleagues do not have, so people can love him and recognize him if he reaches the level of a superstar.
He aims to become the next Mexican idol - like one of his heroes.
"I want to be the next Mexican idol. I would love to be like Julio Cesar Chavez, to whom I have a great affection and appreciation, So I want to be a legend and of course I see myself like being like this in a few years. We just have to keep working," Munguia said to Carlos Zulburan.
"The most important thing I've learned is to be humble and I do not know whether to call it charisma with people, but wherever I go I have friends. I talk to everyone. I think I'm good with people and I feel normal."
On the other hand, on his way to becoming a legend, Jaime's dream is to have a brawl that transcends to a superstar level - and therefore he would like Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to give him the opportunity to fight at some point.
"I have the stature and the size to be in the middleweight division, so for me it would be a dream to fight against Canelo," Munguia.
"A fight between Mexicans is attractive because it steals too many spotlights and I think this would be a great fight."