Jaime Munguia is a Mexican professional boxer, who has previously held the title for WBO junior middleweight in 2018-19. He is listed as the world’s best active junior middleweight by BoxRec as of September 2019 and 7th by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. He also held the knockout-to-win percentage by 81%, as 30 out 37 of his fights were won via knockout, while only 7 of them were won by decision.
Munguia was taught by his father, who was a boxer in his youth. As a kid, he would join his father in their boxing gym, and his father would comment that he was a natural boxer as he can learn the sport quickly. Before he turned into a professional boxer, he had already had a record of 28-0.
His professional career started in 2013, where he challenged Sadam Ali in May 2018 for the WBO Light Middleweight title. 2 months later, he was challenged by Liam Smith, who unsuccessfully claimed the title. Munguia won by a unanimous decision with a result of 119-108, 117-110, and 116-111, all in favor of Munguia. Other light-middleweight challengers who challenged him were Brandon Cook, Dennis Hogan, and Patrick Allotey.
In January 2020, Munguia decided to vacate his WBO light-middleweight title and proceed to the WBO middleweight title. His first fight was against Gary O’Sullivan, where Munguia won via technical knockout on the 11th round. By October 2020, he was challenged by Tureano Johnson, where Munguia caused a gash on Johnson’s lip when he landed an uppercut. This caused the referee to stop the fight, as per the doctor’s advice.
His recent fight was against Kamil Szeremeta, where Munguia knocked out Szeremeta in the sixth round. Because of his success rate by having no losses yet, he is currently ranked number 1 middleweight boxer by the WBC and WBO. He is currently eyeing to fight against Puerto Rican Gabriel Rosado by the end of the year.
Personally, Munguia enjoys leaving his private life behind the limelight, as most of his posts were all about boxing and his title.
Wins: 37Wins by KO: 30Losses: 0