Less than a week to go until Mexican prospect, Jaime Munguia, defends his WBO Super Welterweight title for one last time against Patrick Allotey who holds a record at 40 wins and 3 losses. The reason for this is because recently, Oscar De La Hoya (Goldenboy promoter) has stated in an interview that he is looking to move the 22 year old up into the stacked middleweight division.
Many people might not of heard about Munguia since the brilliant 12 round fight he had against the Liverpool man, Liam Smith. This was Smith’s last shot at a world title belt since losing his belt to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Smith was coming off two back to back wins against Liam Williams and carried that confidence into the fight against the 22 year old. Despite Smith putting up a brilliant contest, Munguia’s youth and power was too much for the 30 year old at the time.
Since then, Munguia has fought Japanese fighter, Takeshi Inoue who he beat via Unanimous decision and Republic of Ireland fighter, Dennis Hogan in a majority decision. Now he has switched trainers and gone under the arms of the mexican warrior, Erik Morales. The mexican is certainly confident with his new trainer and is extremely confident in beating the number 13 WBO ranked fighter, Patrick Allotey.
We have been practicing every day
In an interview, Munguia said: “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”. So many fight fans can be expecting a Munguia that will not get hit as much as he did in his previous outings but will still expect an emphatic win against the experienced Ghanain fighter.
Earlier this year, Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith said in an interview that he would like to have a rematch with Munguia as he describes the loss as an “itch that needs scratching’. Smith believes he is the better fighter out of the two and is confident he could beat him in a rematch. Smith being with Matchroom boxing and Goldenboy showcasing their fights on DAZN, it is a fight that cannot be completely ruled out despite De La Hoya saying Munguia will be vacating the belt after this fight. If that is the case and the mexican does move up in weight then he will have to follow the 22 year old into the division.
That all depends on how much the Liverpool man wants to avenge his loss. For the fight fans, it is a win win fight due to Jaime Munguia being more of a fighter than a boxer as well as Liam Smith using that Mexican style from time to time.
Somewhere down the pipeline in the coming years, Golden boy are looking to line up Munguia with the likes of WBC Middleweight World Champion, Jermall Charlo and the man that many consider to be pound for pound king, Canelo Alvarez. That all depends on which route these other fighters go down of course as well as with how Munguia handles the business on September 14th against Patrick Allotey.
View From The Editor
By Lewis Calvert @BigWriteHook
Jaime Munguia is wild, raw and powerful. I expect him to add another KO to his impressive record. I’ve not seen much, and by much I mean anything at all, of Patrick Allotey but the way Munguia fought against Liam Smith, who I rate highly, leads me to believe that he will have more than enough for this unknown quantity.