Boxing Fans Congratulate Jaime Munguia the ‘Tough Mexican Boy’ Who Might Face Jermall Charlo

Published 06/12/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

Jaime Munguia faced Jimmy Kelly at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on June 11, 2022. Moreover, he scored the 40th win of his career with a spectacular KO.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 21: WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia of Mexico poses with his belt after his unanimous decision victory over Liam Smith of England on July 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Munguia and Kelly were fighting as the headlining bout for Golden Boy Promotions. Kelly entered the bout with a professional record of 26-2 with 10 knockouts.

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Meanwhile, Munguia came in as the more experienced fighter. He had an impressive record of 39-0 and a whopping 31 knockouts.

Munguia’s stellar performance won the hearts of boxing fans. In fact, he knocked Kelly down thrice during the bout, scoring a KO victory in the fifth round.

Fans react to the Jaime Munguia KO spectacle

Boxing fans were thoroughly impressed with Jaime Munguia’s performance. Moreover, they took to social media to congratulate the champ.

They also gave emphasis to the stellar knockdowns in the ring. The reactions are mixed, but they surely do pay homage to the Munguia’s performance.

User @EsRomero1023 was satisfied with the outcome of the bout. He also mentioned that he was tired of watching Kelly not playing in the offense.

Similarly, user @Ninanorth was impressed with Munguia’s performance inside the ring.

Another fan @SuperBoy0099 was sure to address the champ by calling him a ‘tough Mexican boy’.

In fact, user @kmart2092 mentioned that Munguia is the next big thing in his division. Meanwhile, user @Sami_r2d2 even compared him to a Sergey Kovalev.

 

But, user @Kubiic felt that Munguia should choose more established boxers as opponents.

Meanwhile, user @JayRetro98 gave a suggestion for a potential showdown for Munguia. He mentioned a potential matchup where Munguia faced Chris Eubank Jr.

On the contrary, a few users mentioned Munguia was overrated. Additionally, user @PCR2600 suggested pitching him against Jermall Charlo or Gennady Golvkin. In fact, he added that even Ryota Murata will make a good opponent to judge Munguia’s skill.

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However, user @Luisdej40495665 was confused about people calling Munguia overrated. Moreover, he also stated that people do the same while pitching him against major fighters.

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What do you think of Munguia’s victory? Let us know in the comments below.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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