Ammo Williams Prefers Jaime Munguia Over Jermall Charlo
For his next match, middleweight fighter Austin “Ammo” Williams (11-0, 9 KO’s) will face the challenge of Kieron Conway (18-2-1, 4 KO’s) on September 17. The two are fortunate because they will do battle on the high-profile undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin. Even better, the prizefight holds a larger significance because they will fight for the vacant WBA International middleweight title. This is very good news for the Matchroom Boxing signed fighter, who is also a well-watched contender.
Williams is coming off a first-round knockout of Chordale Booker back on April 30. Overall, he is riding a three fight KO-streak. If victorious, Ammo will find himself in a much more strategic position in the division. Now that he is inching toward fights with the big names, when presented with the hypothetical option of Jermall Charlo or Jaime Munguia, Williams gave The DAZN Boxing Show an answer that might surprise most.
“I’ll take Munguia, because I think it would be a clash of cultures. I think it would be a bigger clash, we can draw two major crowds of people, and that’s fun. We’re practicing the art of war, we’re practicing war, so when you get somebody who brings a completely different tribe, even though I’m one, even though I am one with everybody, even though I’m not classified as anything.
Just as far as the cosmetics of it, it causes a bigger fight. So for me, I think that would be the better thing business-wise because I think it will generate more interest. At the end of the day, I’m an entertainer so I like to do the things that generate the most interest, and I think Jaime Munguia would be a great challenge for myself.”
HOW DO YOU FIGURE THAT?
While his sentiment is sound enough, Williams’ logic is a bit more confusing. Sure, middleweight Jaime Munguia does have a well-established name in the sport, but it’s not as big as WBC 160-pound champion Jermall Charlo’s. Also, obviously, Munguia does not have a belt as does Charlo. So, with these being the facts, how Munguia, ranked #1 (WBO), #2 (WBA), #2 (WBC) and #5 (IBF), is viewed as the more logical business move is anyone’s guess.
Yet, before Williams, or anyone else, gets too gung ho about mapping out his future fights, he must first get past Conway. No matter how big his next potential fight may be, nothing will happen if he is not dominant on September 17! So, let’s tune in and watch if Ammo handles this business on the huge platform.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.