There was a time when Jaime Munguia was the sporting activity’s most energetic competitor, a minimum of at the title degree.
The coronavirus pandemic and also a collection of posts ponement has actually reduced his ring task, although the previous WBO junior middleweight titlist has actually never ever quit preparing as if his following fight was around the bend.
“All I’ve been doing is working and training,” Munguia informed BoxingScene.com of what is currently his 4th complete training school with Hall of Popularity previous four-division champ and also present head fitness instructor Erik Morales. “For this fight alone, we ended up in camp for like 14-15 weeks. It was a lengthy and also exhausting procedure yet it’s constantly worth it.”
The 24-year-old Tijuana citizen– that delighted in 6 title wins at younger middleweight in simply a 16-month period before going up to middleweight– has an opportunity to reveal it this weekend break. The present middleweight competitor encounters Poland’s Kamil Szeremeta (21-1, 5KOs), a previous title opposition that gets in as a late substitute for compatriot Maciej Sulecki. Their round occurs this Saturday mid-day, headlining a four-fight DAZN newscast live from Don Haskins Fixate the university of The College of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
“I’m going to look to really fight with [Szeremeta],” vows Munguia. “I want that knockout finish, I want to deliver for my fans.”
Munguia (36-0, 29KOs) was originally as a result of deal with Sulecki (29-2, 11KOs) this previous April 24, just for the Polish middleweight competitor to take out as a result of a reported joint injury after having openly articulated his annoyance of getting the fight deal on approximately 5 weeks’ notification. Substitute challenger D’Mitrius Ballard additionally ended up experiencing an injury late in training school, leading to the program obtaining pressed back to June 19 and also with Sulecki back in the mix.
Those strategies were once more endangered when Sulecki once more took out, this time around with no used factor. The information never ever genuinely troubled Munguia because he had the ability to proceed training without damaging stride.
Still, there belonged of him anticipating resolving their distinctions in the ring after having the lion’s share of 2 training school planning for that extremely design.
“I [didn’t] want to hear any excuses,” Munguia kept in mind. “I’ve been training for a long time. We started in Tijuana, then moved camp to Otomi to concentrate more and get in shape. He [had] more time to train as well. No excuses. He should [have been] at his best and I [wanted] to beat him at his best.”
Rather, he obtains a previous title opposition in Szeremeta, that is coming off of a seventh-round interruption loss to two-time and also ruling IBF middleweight titlist Gennadiy Golovkin (41-1-1, 36KOs). All that can be done currently for Munguia is to deal with existing day service.
“We are on the rise and it means we have to keep doing things better each fight,” recognizes Munguia, that is coming off of a seventh-round interruption of Tureano Johnson last October 30. “We need to elevate our video game from the last fight. We have an excellent challenger before us in Kamil Szeremeta. Every one of my emphasis gets on defeating him. I am not looking previous him.
“I expect an opponent who will give 100% and I have prepared at 100%. What I can guarantee is that I will deliver a tremendous performance and put on a great show for all of my fans.”
Jake Donovan is an elderly author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox