Munguia Calls Shot To Stop Spike
On January 11th, Jaime Munguia takes his next step towards potential superstardom, as he debuts at middleweight against rugged veteran Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan.
Munguia headlines a DAZN card from inside the Alamodome as the former super welterweight champion feels the move up is what he needs at this point in his career.
“Those six pounds that I am gaining will help me a lot,” Munguia told Marcos Romero. “I believe that now I will get more complete. I’ll have a lot more in the fight.”
“Let’s see how I feel, now that I don’t have to wear out my body with an extra six pounds [to my frame]. It was quite a sacrifice [to reach 154].”
“I think it is a fight that’s going to end by knockout. I think in the fourth round,” predicted the fighter, who faces a fighter in O’Sullivan that has been dropped twice in his pro career.
Guiding and channeling the mix of raw talent and unbridled confidence is former world champion Erik Morales, who Munguia looks to as a road map for success.
“It has helped me a lot. He has a lot of experience in world championship fights, he has fought against the best fighters in the world,” the 23-year-old said of his trainer. “He has enough experience. The mistakes he has made, I try not to make them. We try to grab as much good as possible from each person who is on the team,” concluded the boxer.”