Jaime Munguia Stops Ryder In A War; Collazo Wipes Out Gutierrez

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Jaime Munguia Vs John Ryder Fight Card Winners

Jaime Munguia Scores Stoppage; Collazo & Fundora Score KO’s

Super middleweight Jamie Munguia (43-0, 34 KO’s) emerged as the top dog in a shootout with challenger John “The Gorilla” Ryder (32-7, 18 KO’s).

After an even opening round, Munguia put The Gorilla down on the canvas with a straight left hand in the second round. Ryder would get up and not only soldier on, but landed several hard shots in the process.

In the closing moments of the fourth round, The Gorilla was put on the canvas for a second time in the fight. The ebb and flow of who the ring leader was fluctuated over the next several rounds, as both men rocked each other.

In the ninth round, the cumulative damage caught up with Ryder, who got dropped two more times. On both occasions, he went down hard and rose to his feet in a slow and woozy fashion. Despite his withered condition, Ryder was allowed to continue until his corner forced the fight to be stopped.

Still riding high on the impressive win, Munguia called out undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Only time will tell if the undefeated fighter will get that career-changing duel.


In his latest title defense with Reyneris Gutierrez (10-2, 2 KOs), WBO minimumweight champion Oscar “El Pupilo” Collazo (9-0, 7 KOs) snagged a third-round stoppage in grand fashion.

In the early rounds, El Pupilo got his bearings and started stinging Gutierrez with hard shots. Collazo almost dropped the challenger, who did not go down because of the ropes in the third round.

Moments later, Gutierrez was walloped and went crashing down on the canvas anyway. The gritty Nicaraguan got back up, but moved like both knees had novocaine injections once standing. Seeing that he was severely impaired, El Pupilo pounced on the challenger and pummeled him along the ropes with mean, precise punches.

While he did not go down, Gutierrez was not returning fire, nor was he defending himself. The scene prompted referee Chris Flores to jump in and signal the end of the contest.

During his post-fight interview, Collazo called out his fellow champions to unify. It will be revealing to see who he can get in the ring next.


IBF flyweight champion Gabriela “Sweet Poison” Fundora (13-0, 6 KO’s) successfully defended the title in fun fashion against Christina “The Hell’s Kitchen Kid” Cruz (6-0, 0 KO)

For the first half of the match, Cruz glided around the ring, springing traps, and did a pretty good job of avoiding Fundora’s long limbs. Even better, The Hell’s Kitchen Kid had faster hands, which allowed her to continuously pepper Fundora with the jab.

The fight shifted when Sweet Poison started landing those hooks on her opponent. From that point, Cruz seemed noticeably bothered and never resumed using her legs to great effect. With the more stationary target, Fundora began to shine burying Cruz in power shots.

The end came in the tenth when Cruz turned her back and bent over at the waist. As Fundora continued to punch, Cruz retreated to the ropes, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

It will be interesting to see what she does next. Boxing fans are hoping Fundora will fight for the undisputed crown later this year.

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