Jaime Munguia in Top Form, Feels Very Ready For Hogan Defense

By Rafael Soto

In excellent physical condition, and without any weight problems, the new WBO super welterweight world champion Jaime Munguía of Mexico closed the strongest part of his preparation in Los Angeles, under the supervision of experienced coach, Robert Alcázar.

Munguía (32-0, 26 KO's) will be making the fourth defense of his title against his official challenger, Dennis "Hurricane" Hogan (28-1-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday April the 13th, at the Arena Monterrey, in a co-promotion of Zanfer and Golden Boy that will be transmitted by DAZN and Azteca 7.

The world champion, originally from Tijuana, worked intensely during twelve rounds of sparring, and showed his quality, aggressiveness and characteristic condition, but this time, he looked faster and more mobile.


Ten days before their fight against Hogan, the Munguia team is pleased with the preparation, and how the physicist of the 22-year-old world champion assimilated and reacted to the workloads, since his performance is full and the recovery factor impresses.

"We are ready. I feel very fast, very strong and very motivated to defend my championship in Monterrey. We are going to give a great fight and give everything so that the title stays in Mexico," said Munguía.

While his career promoter, Fernando Beltrán, CEO of Promociones Zanfer, said he was very satisfied with the great camp that Munguía did in California.

"I saw him last Monday and Jaime continues to impress me with his dedication and discipline in his training, combined with his talent, we do not doubt that at the Arena Monterrey he will make another great demonstration of his unlimited potential," said Beltrán.

The champion will be fulfilling some promotional commitments and will travel to Monterrey next Monday. The rest of his preparation will be focused on the ease and maintenance of his condition and weight.

The WBO designated Mexico's Miguel Canul as the referee. The judges will be Americans Aaron Young, Ivette Roldan and Joseph Levin, and Frank J. Gentile will act as supervisor.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by slimPickings on 04-04-2019

When this "staying active" young man actually fights some one with a pulse , let us know. Until then he can carry on padding his record with his "bum of the month" corpses. It will catch up with him eventually.

Comment by Premier15 on 04-04-2019

[QUOTE=pillowfists98;19635420]Munguia is a machine! I wish all world champions were as active as he is.[/QUOTE] Exactly they're all too busy looking for their next easy win and huge payday instead of staying active!

Comment by Biolink on 04-03-2019

Yawn. EZ KO for Munguia

Comment by Richard G on 04-03-2019

Hogan has the same 'trainer' as Horn so I don't see him winning this. Only 7 KO's out of 28 fights is not that great either.

Comment by SkiPete on 04-03-2019

I know Hogan is past his best. But what is Munguia going to do when he wraps him up with those 24 inch pythons. When the hearts and souls of 15000 screaming....Oh wait. Wrong Hogan. My bad.

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