Jaime Munguia Is Ready
Jaime Munguía will take to the ring this Friday, in Indio, California, to play a fight that could define his immediate future. A hard-hitting victory would mean being considered to play, within the first quarter of 2021, a middleweight world championship and become world champion in two divisions, having been World Superwelter champion. Munguía (35-0-0, 28 ko's) will face Bahamian Tureano Johnson (21-2-1, 15 ko's), being in dispute the Intercontinental WBO middleweight championship, leading a function of Golden Boy Promotions and Zanfer Promotions that will be televised internationally by the DAZN app, and next Saturday by TV Azteca, the House of Boxing.
Munguía was the WBO world champion at super welterweight between May 2018 and September 2019, making five defenses of his title. In his most recent performance last January, he knocked out Gary O'Sullivan in 11 rounds.
Munguía became the WBO mandatory challenger to world champion Demetrius Andrade, who is scheduled for a non-title fight for November 27. However, it is not ruled out to face some other Middle World Champion, such as Gennady Golovkin (IBF), Ryoto Murata (WBA) and Jermall Charlo (WBC). He even sees no opportunity to measure himself to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. In the same role, the World Champion Minimosca OMB, the LowCalifornian Elwin "Pulga" Soto (17-1-0, 12 ko's) will defend his title for the second time, when he faces nicaraguan Carlos "Chocorroncito" Buitrago (32-5-1, 18 ko's), in a duel between the youth and hit of the champion, in the face of the challenger's boxing and experience. Soto became world champion in June last year, knocking out Angel Acosta in 12 rounds, and defended the scepter in October, beating Edward Hay by unanimous decision, both fights at the same venue where he will fight.