Munguia Drops Ryder Four Times In A One-Sided Win, Calls Out Canelo Alvarez

Jaime Munguia stopped John Ryder in the ninth round, following four knockdowns, to then call out Canelo Alvarez

Munguia started fast as he sent Ryder to the canvas in round two. He pinned Ryder on the ropes, letting loose with his combinations, as the right hand to the body sent Ryder to the ground. Munguia went for the finish, but Ryder survived the round. 

That set up the story of the fight, as Ryder hit the canvas in the fourth. After trying to impose his size on Munguia, the Mexican landed a quick one-two combination, sending Ryder on his back. With two 10-8 rounds against him, Ryder knew he had to impose himself on his opponent. 

He had a much better sixth round, countering Munguia when his jab fell short. That gave Ryder some time to recover from the one-sided fight, but it was short-lived. Munguia reasserted his control and ended the fight shortly after.

In the ninth round, Ryder hit the floor only to get up. On the second occasion, Munguia trapped him on the ropes and delivered some big combinations. With nowhere to go, the fight was stopped, taking Munguia’s record to 43-0.

The Mexican wanted Canelo Alvarez next, as he and De La Hoya were focused on making that fight. 

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“I feel very happy because I worked hard for this. I know that a lot of people didn’t trust me and that’s why I worked harder to prove them wrong. [And] I know that I have to work on my timing in the ring. Last time I threw a lot of punches but I wanted to control my output more in this fight. The truth is that it will be a great fight among Mexicans, and if Canelo wants the fight it would be an honor to share the ring with him,” Munguia

“I talked to Freddie Roach right after the fight in the ring and he looked at me and smiled. And he said, ‘This is just the beginning. You wait and see.’ So, I’m excited for Jaime’s future. I’m excited that he made a statement. Along these lines, he added there was now a possibility of Munguia facing Canelo in the ring. That’s the fight to make. September is the fight to make with Canelo Alvarez. And all of you can hopefully push that. That’s the fight in all Mexican showdown. Imagine that,” De La Hoya stated

Benavidez Reacts

Despite the impressive nature of his win, David Benavidez accused Munguia of ducking him for facing Ryder instead.

“This is an easy knockout. That’s why they ducked me,” Benavidez

“Before I fought [Demetrius] Andrade, we were in negotiations with [Jaime] Munguia for two months back and forth, and then after two weeks of negotiations, they said they didn’t want to take the fight. So what do you guys call that?” Benavidez stated

Hearn Reacts

If the Canelo fight fails, Hearn is targeting Edgar Berlanga vs. Jaime Munguia. Jermall Charlo is the leading name under consideration for Alvarez, with reports that the Mexican will headline PBC’s second PPV on Amazon Prime Video on May 4 for Cinco De Mayo Weekend. Canelo vs. Charlo is the most likely fight since they both fight under PBC and were linked with a fight before Alvarez faced Charlo’s brother, Jermell Charlo. Since Munguia fights on DAZN, a fight with Berlanga is a natural alternative.

“If they don’t get that fight made, I want to make Jaime Munguia against Edgar Berlanga. If Berlanga can win on February 24th impressively. Mexico against Puerto Rico, that’s a big fight at MSG. It’ll fill the place up. So, I think that’s a good fight,” Hearn stated 

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