Boxing in the United States kicks back up next weekend and in the main event at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, when Jaime Munguia takes on Spike O’Sullivan in his middleweight debut on Saturday, January 11 on the streaming service DAZN.
“Those six pounds that I am gaining will help me a lot. I was already going through a lot of wear to reach 154. I believe that now I will get more complete. I’ll have a lot more in the fight,” said the 23-year-old from Tijuana said to Marcos Romero.
“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].”
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Munguia stated that he would make quick work of O’Sullivan (30-3; 21 KO), who was last in action stopping Khiary Gray in six rounds last March. You can catch the Boston native in that contest here around the 2:23:00 mark of the broadcast.
“I think it is a fight that’s going to end by knockout. I think in the fourth round,” Munguia predicted for Saturday’s bout.
Munguia is making a jump up in weight after dispatching Patrick Allotey in four rounds back in September. Many are predicting the same to happen to O’Sullivan, including Munguia.
What is interesting to keep an eye out for is since Munguia as a former WBO belt holder, they have a built-in rule when they vacate to challenge for a title in that weight class. We’ll see how soon that takes place with the current WBO titleholder at 160 Demetrius Andrade, who is in action at the end of the month during Super Bowl week against Luke Keeler. If Andrade can’t get a matchup with Jermall Charlo, which he’s been lobbying for again recently, expect this matchup to come to fruition sooner than later.