Former WBO Super Welterweight Champion Jaime Munguia will make his middleweight debut on Saturday in San Antonio at The Alamodome when he faces grizzled Irish veteran Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan.
Munguia has the prospect to become an enormous star within the sport despite some less-than-stellar performances over the past two years. However, the fight against O’Sullivan might be Munguia’s next step toward greatness.
Here is how you’ll watch.
Date: Saturday, January 11
Live Stream: DAZN
Time: 6 pm ET
Munguia remains only 23 years old, and he has all the makings of a Mexican boxing superstar. He’s got a solid chin, big punch and therefore the Tijuana, Lower California native isn’t afraid to interact during a slugfest.
That said, he hasn’t exactly seemed like a world-beater in his past few fights. In April 2019, he was fortunate to flee Monterrey, Mexico with a controversial split-decision convert Dennis Hogan.
He rebounded with a fourth-round KO convert the less-dangerous Patrick Allotey, but Munguia didn’t look especially imposing therein fight either. Since the start of his career, most have known Munguia’s future and maybe best weight would be 160 pounds. However, he was kept at 154 for a time–perhaps too long–and now he’s able to make a move to a glory division.
O’Sullivan plans to welcome him rudely to middleweight.
The 35-year-old should provide an honest test for Munguia. He’s only lost 3 times in his career, and every one of these defeats have come against formidable talent (David Lemieux, Chris Eubank Jr. and Billy Joe Saunders). In some ways , O’Sullivan appears to be the right gatekeeper for Munguia as he enters the 160-pound fray.
The main card may be a little sparse.
The co-feature are going to be a battle between Franchon Crews Dezurn and Alejandra Jimenez for the former’s WBC and WBO Women’s Super Middleweight Championship.
That fight isn’t one which will get down the page at you. However, the winner might be positioning themselves for an attempt at women’s pound-for-pound champion Claressa Shields.
Dezurn lost to Shields in her pro debut, but has gone 5-0 with 2 KOs since the defeat. Jimenez remains undefeated and searching to go away San Antonio with both of Dezurn’s belts.