On Saturday night, Mexican boxer Jaime Munguia (43-0-0, 34 KO’s) once again proved his worth in the ring with an impressive and long-awaited knockout victory over England’s John Ryder (32-7-0, 18 KO’s). With this outstanding performance, Munguia not only cemented his status as a rising star in the sport, but also sent a clear message to the boxing world: he is a serious threat to the current king of the division, Mexico’s ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
The decisive moment came in the ninth round, when Munguia managed to knock Ryder down twice in less than a minute. From the start of the fight, Munguia showed incredible ring control and impressive discipline, which made it clear that he had prepared thoroughly for this important bout. In addition, this was the first fight in which he had famed trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, which likely contributed to his display of improved skills and solid defense.
In a post-fight interview, Munguia expressed his happiness and motivation to continue his winning streak. He was clear in his desire to continue to improve and face the best opponents in the 168-pound division, with the ultimate goal of becoming world champion.
Although there is still no possible next opponent on the table, Munguia showed that he is willing to face any challenge that comes his way, always looking to push himself to the maximum and achieve his goals. With the hope of a possible fight with Canelo in the near future, this is certainly a story to follow.