Munguia Ready For Mexico Return Against Hogan
Defending his WBO junior middleweight title for the first time in his native Mexico, Jaime Munguia is ready for his mandatory challenger, Dennis Hogan.
Munguia, groomed to be the next major star for Golden Boy Promotions, walks into Monterrey on April 13th as the overwhelming favorite in what could be his last fight at 154 pounds.
“I feel very happy and proud to be here,” Munguia said at Thursday’s press conference. “We have been advancing, little by little. I’ve had four very tough world title fights. We’ve been learning a lot, and we’ve been gaining a lot of experience during the past year,” he said.
“I also want to say that I will leave everything in the ring this Saturday. I want you all to see a different Jaime Munguia, a better version with better abilities. I want to tell Dennis Hogan that this world title will stay in Mexico. He is not a better fighter than me. This fight is dedicated to all of Mexico!”
Walking in as not only the underdog, but also the outsider, Hogan is honored for the chance to fight in a nation with a rich boxing legacy.t.
”I’m happy to be now as my chance to become world champion gets closer,” he said. “I want to say that as an Irish man living in Australia who is fighting a Mexican in his own land, I am honored. I know that Ireland, Australia and Mexico are great boxing nations with people who always fight with determination and will.
“I know this will be an excellent fight for everyone in the world. I’m happy and proud to be part of it. To put the icing on the cake, I will be going out there to take that world championship. I’m winning on April 13.”
Munguia-Hogan headlines a DAZN card produced by Golden Boy Promotions beginning at 8pm ET on April 13th from Monterrey, Mexico.