Jaime Munguia and John Ryder squared off in the main event live from Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, January 28 (AEDT). The contest featured former world champion of Mexico up against former title challenger of the UK.
The pair battled it out at super middleweight. The scheduled for 12 rounds bout didn’t go the full distance.
Munguia came out victorious, dominating and securing multiple knockdowns. Each time Ryder managed to get back on his feet, but his corner threw in the towel to save their fighter from further punishment.
As the bell started to ring half way through the round, referee Wes Melton stepped in to put a halt. The official time was 1 minute and 25 seconds into the ninth round.
With the victory, former WBO super welterweight champion Jaime Munguia improved to 43-0, 34 KOs and retained his WBC ‘Silver’ belt. The 27-year-old native of Tijuana, Mexico, who prior to the fight was confident in his victory by knockout, went through the ropes for the first time since last June, when he earned a unanimous decision against Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
John Ryder dropped to 32-7, 18 KOs. The 35-year-old southpaw of Islington, London suffered his second straight defeat, after dropping a unanimous decision against Canelo Alvarez last May.
“I’m really happy because I worked hard to get ready for this,” Jaime Mumguia said post-fight. “I know a lot of people didn’t believe in me, and this is the result of hard work. We are ready for 168.”
“You are correct; last time, I was just throwing punches like crazy, but this time, my timing was better. My timing was perfect.”
“Ryder is a great fighter, and we are ready to keep on going. I’m motivated for the next fight, and it’s going to be better than this one, and it’s going to keep getting bigger.”
“We want the best of the best in 168. We are going to be world champions. It would be a great fight amongst Mexicans, and if Canelo gives us the chance, it would be an honour to share the ring with him.”
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