Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson - In his last appearance at 154-pounds, WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (34-0, 27 KOs) used his power to break Patrick Allotey (40-4, 30 KOs) in four rounds.
In his last bout, back in April, Munguia struggled to win a twelve round majority decision over Dennis Hogan. There were many observers who felt he lost the contest.
Munguia admitted after the bout with Hogan, that he struggled to make the division limit. Even for the contest with Allotey, he had to full strip down to make the junior middleweight limit.
Allotey has been unbeaten since 2016, when he lost a twelve round decision to Kanat Islam. Coming in, he won his last six fights but all of them were in Ghana. He has a very good looking record of knockouts, but most of them took place at welterweight.
Allotey came out doing very well, using movement and landing sharp shots on Munguai. In the second, Munguia came out with a lot more pressure and was looking to do damage and began to get in his shots.
In the third round, hard shots to the body sent Allotey down to the mat in the corner. Allotey made it up and complained of low blows. He was given some time to recover after Munguia landed an actual low blow. When the fight restarted, Munguia was swinging hard and dropped Allotey for a second time at the bell.
Before the start of the fourth, it appeared like Allotey was going to quit. He then decided to come out.
Munguia came out firing in the fourth, taking the fight to Allotey. He was pounding him with body shots, and those connections created a delayed reaction as Allotey went down to a knee. When Allotey made it up, his corner felt their man had taken enough shots and stopped the fight.