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Munguia: They Offered Us This Fight, We Said Yes Without Even Discussing It

By his own admission, Jaime Munguia isn’t big on adventure outside the ring. If he’s not training, his life is simple and perhaps even a bit boring.

With that, came an eagerness to return to the ring after months of being sidelined due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. When the offer came from Golden Boy Promotions to face Bahama’s Tureano Johnson, little more needed to be said about the matchup.

“There wasn’t any discussion at all,” Munguia told “They offered us the fight and we accepted it. To be honest, we were ready to accept any fight by that point.”


The two will collide on October 30, live on DAZN from a crowdless Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The bout will serve as Munguia’s second as a middleweight, with the former junior middleweight titlist eyeing a title run in a second weight division.

Tijuana’s Munguia (35-0, 28KOs) moved up earlier this year, scoring an 11th round stoppage of Ireland’s Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan and with the hope of maintaining the same breakneck schedule he’s enjoyed throughout his career. Munguia won his 154-pound title in May 2018, cramming five title defenses into a 16-month reign.

Friday’s bout will come in stark contrast to that rate of activity, with the 42-week gap between fights marking the longest inactive stretch of his seven-year career. His next assignment is hardly a tune-up, as Johnson (21-2-1, 15KOs) comes in with a rich amateur pedigree—representing the Bahamas in the 2008 Beijing Olympics—and a respectable pro career as a serviceable middleweight contender.

“Obviously, it’s a big challenge because—let’s face it—every fight is must-win at this level,” notes Munguia, who is trained by legendary Hall of Fame former four-division titlist Erik Morales. “We have an obligation to keep winning and to deliver great fights to our fans at home.

“That’s why when they offered us this fight and the date, we said yes without even discussing it.”

 Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by richardt on 10-30-2020

[MENTION]Jake Donovan[/MENTION] Why is there no mention in any articles about tonight's fight of the collision of the two unbeaten Welterweights tonight Ellis vs Rocha? No weigh-in, no stare down, no pictures of them, no mention of them at all,…

Comment by tokon on 10-30-2020

If Johnson is there motivated to really try to win, this could be a really tricky fight for mungia.

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