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Jaime Munguia To Defend Junior Middleweight Title In Houston, Texas


After TKO'ing Sadam Ali (27-2) in May of 2018 for the WBO Super Welterweight title, Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KO's) has defended his title twice in two exciting fights since then.

He has bested top opponents since capturing his title, against Liam Smith (26-1-1) by unanimous decision and TKO'd Brandon Cook (20-1) three months ago in Las Vegas.

Munguia has devastating punching power in both hands as shown in his fight against Cook with vicious left hooks to the body and a left hook that dropped the Canadian.

On January 26, 2018, Munguia defends his title against Takeshi Inoue (13-0, 7 KO's) from Japan at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

The co-main event will be Jesus Rojas (26-2-2, 19 KOs) who defends his WBA Featherweight World Championship title against Chinese Xu Can (10-0, 1 KO) from China.

Also, local talent super lightweight Virgil Ortiz (11-0, 11KO's) from Dallas Texas is scheduled to fight Abraham Cordero (13-3, 7 KO's) from Mexico.

Undercard: (Subject to Change)

  • Lucas Fernandez vs. Joshua Franco, rematch, 10 rounds, bantamweights

  • Alberto Melian vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior featherweights

  • Mercito Gesta vs. TBA, 10 rounds, lightweights

  • Alex Rincon vs. Jeremy Ramos, 6 rounds, junior middleweights

  • George Rincon vs. Eduardo Reyes, 6 rounds, junior welterweights

  • James Wilson vs. TBA, 6 rounds, heavyweights

  • Alberto Melian vs. Edgar Ortega

  • Joshua Franco vs. Lucas Fernandez