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Photos: Jaime Munguia Putting in Work For Takeshi Inoue

Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) discussed his busy plans for 2019 as he prepares to defend his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against Japanese contender Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KOs) in a 12-round battle. The action will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN. Fans in Houston can purchase tickets starting at just $25 at ToyotaCenter.com. (photos Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos)

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The native of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico is working hard to make a successful third defense of his title in what will be his debut in Texas. Munguia is working under the expert tutelage of renowned trainer Robert Alcazar, who trained the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Edwin Valero, and Jessie Vargas. Munguia is training in the Southern California area, where he combines a morning run at the mountains with an intense boxing session at a private gym in the afternoon.

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Below is what Jaime Munguia had to say during a recent training session:

“We are preparing very well. I feel better and more motivated than ever before.

I’m stronger than ever, and I will do my best to give the best fights for the people on this new platform, DAZN.”

“I have worked hard to be in the main events like this. I think for me this is just the start. I want to make history. I was happy to be the co-main event of Canelo vs. GGG 2, and now that I’m headlining this event, I am more motivated.”

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“Takeshi Inoue is a strong fighter. He comes forward. He doesn’t mind taking a punch in order to land one. We have to be careful with that and come very prepared. We have to be careful with his right hand as well. We’re going to come very well prepared on Jan. 26.”

“After this fight, it looks like I will have a WBO mandatory bout against Dennis Hogan. But I would still like to unify the titles at 154 pounds with the other champions. We will resolve anything that is put in front of us.”

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“The plan is to move up to 160 pounds in about a year. We’re fine making weight now. I have no problems, but I feel I can move up and fight in other divisions. My body is such that I could even go up to 168 pounds.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by leeayon on 01-12-2019

Kids needs to get the fundamentals right first, after that he might be great fighter one day, but not today , not yet .

Comment by Southpawology on 01-12-2019

[QUOTE=McNulty;19425927]Ok, Munguia came in at SMW on fight night. Look at the size difference. [img]https://i.imgur.com/e8wmKZP.jpg[/img] He's obviously a weight bully. [img]https://i.imgur.com/F7zCqVn.jpg[/img] He's always way bigger than his opponents. Look…

Comment by McNulty on 01-12-2019

[QUOTE=Southpawology;19425827]Munguia 170lbs fight night Sadam Ali was 169lbs on fight night. So there goes that theory.[/QUOTE] Ok, Munguia came in at SMW on fight night. Look at the size difference. [img]https://i.imgur.com/e8wmKZP.jpg[/img] He's obviously a weight bully. [img]https://i.imgur.com/F7zCqVn.jpg[/img] He's always way…

Comment by Southpawology on 01-12-2019

[QUOTE=McNulty;19425800]He's a crude weight bully. You really gonna slurp this kids nuts because he's running through smaller guys??[/QUOTE] Munguia 170lbs fight night Sadam Ali was 169lbs on fight night. So there goes that theory.

Comment by McNulty on 01-12-2019

[QUOTE=Southpawology;19425793]So hes an ugly kid, Cool. Hes Still one of if not THE BEST action fighter in boxing. The bell rings with this kid and its bombs awayyyy[/QUOTE] He's a crude weight bully. You really gonna slurp this kids nuts…

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