Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) made his middleweight debut by defeating Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan (30-4, 21 KOs) as he scored an eleventh round stoppage to win the WBO Intercontinental Title at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Munguia showed great speed and power but was caught by surprise by some of O'Sullivan's big pig punches. Sticking to plan and boxing as his corner man, former world champion and future hall of famer Erik Morales instructed him to. Munguia finished off O'Sullivan in the eleventh as the Irishmen's corner threw in the towel.
"This was a new division for me," said Jaime Munguia. "I felt stronger and with more conditioning, I just needed to adjust my speed to feel fully comfortable. I would give my performance a 7 or 8 because I needed to do a few more things, but we will get there fight by fight."
"I was confused about whether to attack or not to attack. Sometimes I thought I had to attack, but I didn't. But thanks to my corner and Erick Morales I was able to get him. On the last rounds, I was more attentive, even though I still got punched a few times."
"I would like to fight the best of this division: Canelo, Golovkin, or the Charlos. I know they have more experience, but I look forward to those fights. I want to thank everyone in San Antonio and Viva Mexico."