Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) hosted a media workout yesterday in his hometown of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico ahead of defending his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title in a 12-round bout against African warrior Patrick Allotey (40-3, 30 KOs). (photos by Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos)
The young star was joined by his trainer Erik Morales, along with Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, and Fernando Beltran, CEO of Zanfer Promotions. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN.
Jaime Munguia, WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion: "For this camp, we've been working on keeping my hands up, moving my waist and using lateral movement. That's what we have been practicing every day with my new trainer Erik Morales. Erik and I had known each other from before, but I never thought that I'd be training with him. Things happen for a reason, and I think it's for the best."
"Erik and I have a good relationship, and we get along well. We're happy when we're working with each other as I have been with my father and other trainers as well. Erik brings a lot of intelligence to camp. He knows what to do in the ring. He knows how to work on defense, and he gives me a lot of advice regarding what to do in a fight. It comes with his experience, and of course I execute what he says when I am in the ring. It has been really good."