Jaime Munguia Makes His fifth title defense!
In what may be his last fight in the Super-Welterweight division Jaime Munguia successfully defended the WBO title for the fifth time, stopping Patrick Allotey in four rounds!
Allotey was the heavy underdog coming in, but did a decent enough job of moving behind the jab and avoiding the punches of the hard-hitting Munguia for the first two rounds.
The defending champion now under the guidance of new trainer Erik Morales patiently stalked behind jab.
You had the sense coming in that as soon as Munguia stepped it up, this fight would not last long. That’s exactly what Munguia (34-0, 27 KO’s) did at the start of the third round.
Huge for a Super-Welterweight, the champ upped his intensity, his punch rate and power. Once he did that the smaller Allotey (40-4, 30 KO’s) stood little chance.
With a minute left in round three, the challenger was bothered by what he felt was a low blow from Munguia.
However referee Jack Reiss felt otherwise, Munguia followed up with a flurry of shots and Allotey went down. At the end of the round Munguia put Allotey down for a second time by way of a left hook.
At the start of round four Allotey had the look of a fighter who didn’t want to deal with much more. With a minute to go in the fourth, the challenger went down in a delayed reaction from a Munguia left hook to the body.
As he walked to a neutral corner his team had seen enough and called a halt to the contest with :42 to go in the round.
Last time out, the champion struggled mightily in winning a controversial decision over Dennis Hogan. Though dominant tonight, the champion was in the ring with a vastly inferior opponent.
As a result, it’s hard to tell how significantly he’s improved with a new trainer in his camp.
Afterwards, Munguia said he’s unsure if his next fight will be at Middleweight. However, it’s known the 22-year old has issues getting down the 154-pound Super-Welterweight limit.
Therefore, anticipate him to move up to Middleweight sooner than later.
There’s the likes of established fighters like Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, Demetrius Andrade and Jermall Charlo. And it’s against those kind of opponents we will truly tell what Jaime Munguia is all about.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.