Jaime Munguia Earns Third Victory of 2022 in Another Knockout Performance
Middleweights, undefeated Jaime Munguia, and Gonzalo Coria faced off in a 10-round Golden Boy Promotions main event, in Astros Arena in Guadalajara, Mexico on DAZN. Coming into the fight Munguia (40-0, 32 KOs) already had two knockout victories in 2022 over Jimmy Kelly and D’Mitrius Ballard. Gonzalo Coria (21-5 8 KOs) was riding a three-fight winning streak himself, all coming in 2022.
Fight Break Down
Round 1 was largely a feeling-out process with neither man able to find many clean shots.
In round 2 Munguia was able to time Coria lunging in and was able to land a right-hand counter on Coria’s way in, resulting in the first knockdown of the night. Although Coria is able to survive to see the third round.
Round 3 saw Munguia start to step on the gas pedal even more. He was finding the target with multiple shots with Coria offering little resistance. Munguia was able to cut off the ring well and land a nice body shot that would result in the final knockdown of the night with the ref calling an end to the fight, with Munguia clearly showing he is the better fighter.
Munguia improves to 41-0 with 33 Knockouts, while Gonzalo Coria falls to 21-6, with this being his second KO/TKO loss. It is yet another short night in the office for Jaime Munguia showing that it is time for him to step into the ring with the best that the 160-pound middleweight division has to offer.
Munguia himself seems to agree as, in his post-fight interview he called for a fight in 2023 with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, saying “See you in May.”
Golovkin currently holds the WBA and IBF 160-pound Middleweight division world championship belts and is a massive star in the sport. It would be a matchup a long time coming, as back in 2018 Munguia offered to step in against Golovkin but was denied by the athletic commission at the time. Now, Munguia is a much more experienced fighter and that matchup would be an excellent fight to add to the 2023 boxing Calendar.
Full Main Card Results
Jaime Munguia KO-3 over Gonzalo Coria
Argi Cortes SD-10 over Erick Lopez (95-92, 91-96, 95-92)
Diego Torres KO-4 Hector Morales
Benito Sanchez D-10 Jose Garcia (95-95, 95-95, 95-95)
By Max Rhoades
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