Munguia Needed O’Sullivan Win

It took 11 rounds for Jaime Munguia to get his first win at middleweight, but the former 154-pound champion sent Gary O’Sullivan to the canvas.

The former super welterweight champion’s rise to 160-pounds was the first step in bringing the young fighter into the spotlight after almost missing weight in his last fight.

“That is exactly what he needed. That is exactly what he had to do. 160 pounds is a stacked division and he is going to be a world champion this year,” Munguia’s co-promoter Oscar De La Hoya stated.

“He needs the right fights. He needs the exciting fights that people want to see and as you heard he called out Canelo so he is going the right way,” said De La Hoya of Munguia’s post-fight interview where he called out current middleweight and super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, Jermell and Jermall Charlo, Gennadiy Golovkin, and other top fighters at 154-160 pounds.

While Canelo may be at the top of Munguia’s list in a superfight of Mexico’s biggest names, Alvarez is alleged to return to super middleweight on May 2nd to fight WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.


Quotes: Boxing Scene

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