PHOTOS: Jaime Munguia vs. Inoue Final Press Conference
Junior Middleweight bomber Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) from Mexico is headlining the first DAZN fight of 2019 as he defends his title against Japanese contender Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KOs) this Saturday at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas which will be streamed live on DAZN.
Munguia has recently said "I have worked hard to be in main events like this. I think for me this is just the start. I want to make history. I was happy to be the co-main event of Canelo versus GGG II, and now that I'm headlining this event, I am more motivated."
"There's a lot of competition at 154 pounds. I'm willing to fight all of them," Munguia said. "I'm happy to start the year off early. I fight when I'm told to fight, so I'm glad that I'm already fighting in January. If they put four fights in front of me for this year, then I'll fight four times.
Now trained by Robert Alcazar, he said "Takeshi Inoue is a strong fighter. He comes forward. He doesn't mind taking a punch in order to land one." "We have to be careful with that and come very prepared. We have to be careful with his right hand, as well."
The co-main event will be between Jesus Rojas (26-2-2, 19 KOs) and Can Xu (10-0, 1 KO) from China, in which Rojas will be defending his WBA Featherweight World Championship belt.
The undercard will be filled with Texas fighters including the exciting Vergil Ortiz (11-0, 11 KO's) from Dallas, Texas and he is scheduled to fight Jesus Valdez Barrayan (23-4, 12 KO's) from Mexico. Speaking of Texas, Dallas has two other world champions, which include WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker (25-0, 17 KO's) and Errol Spence, Jr. (24-0, 21 KO's), the IBF Welterweight Champion from DeSoto, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.