Jaime Munguia makes third defense of title in Texas
WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia made his third defense of his world title against a game, but outgunned Takeshi Inoue in the main event of a Golden Boy Promotions card from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Munguia controlled the action gained much-needed experience using his jab as Inoue pressed forward recklessly. Munguia’s power was not as much a factor in the bout as he traditionally kept foes at bay with his power, but in this bout that was not the case.
Munguia had to try and keep Inoue off him who stuck to him like a mosquito in search of new blood to suck as Munguia had to dig deep to get through the twelve rounds.
The final scores were 120-108, 120-108 and 119-109.
The next question is, how long will Munguia be at junior middleweight before becoming a full-blown middleweight.
Xu Can outlasted Jesus Rojas to win the WBA featherweight world title in a brutal back and forth slugfest. Albeit it was a hard fight to score, but the final scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112, seemed to not paint the full story of the fight. Yet, this what we have come to expect in Texas.
The impressive super lightweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. picked up a fifth-round technical knockout after his opponent Jesus Valdez received a cut from a punch that he couldn’t not continue from.