Jaime Munguia: Facing Canelo Would Be a Dream Fight For Me

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=jbpanama;18804930]Check the news today, Dimwit... Oscar PUNKING OUT to save his Cash Cow...[/QUOTE] Negotiations?? No way does HBO sign off on a sht fight. Why am i a dimwit because I want to see the rematch and hope they work…

Comment by jbpanama on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18799348]Thats dumb sht to say? I'll close my account if they dont fight. And you close yours if they do Sept. 15 2018. Deal???? Or we can do $$$$[/QUOTE] Check the news today, Dimwit... Oscar PUNKING OUT to save his…

Comment by Califire209 on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=Gennadyevich;18802458]Sorry mate I didn't explain the p4p part clearly what I ment was canelo is p4p and despatched Smith in 10 rounds whereas mungia is unproven at elite level so ment I can't see him doing better then canelo did…

Comment by Gennadyevichggg on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=Califire209;18800508]Never said he was pound-for-pound status yet but I do believe he will knockout Smith quicker than Carnelo did, his style is like Golovkin. I don't ever see Smith being able to dispatch Sadam Ali in the manner that Munguia…

Comment by Califire209 on 05-24-2018

[QUOTE=Gennadyevich;18796217]You see him beating Smith quicker then canelo? Let's not run before you can walk. Mungia is good but beating sadam Ali is not certifying him as one of the top p4p fighters put him in with a pure boxer…

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