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Jaime Munguia vs Gary O'Sullivan in San Antonio, Texas

Texas Review | Ralph Arvesen
Jaime Munguia vs Gary O'Sullivan at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on January 11, 2020.

It took a little longer than most expected, but Munguia brought the power and speed in his shots to finally put away gritty veteran Gary O'Sullivan at 2:17 of the 11th round at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Munguia (35-0, 27 KOs) almost made it an early night when he blasted O'Sullivan with a left hook that nearly sent him to the canvas.

O'Sullivan shook it off and started pressuring Munguia, which almost resulted in an upset at the end of the third round. O'Sullivan connected on a blistering left hook and a hard right hand that wobbled Munguia. After some advice from Hall of Famer Erik Morales, who is now his head trainer, Munguia became more comfortable as the fight went on and began hitting O'Sullivan with a power jab that took away his constant attack.

With each stiff jab, Munguia took away O'Sullivan's confidence as well. Before the 11th round began, O'Sullivan (30-4, 21 KOs) was asked by his corner if he wanted to go on; the veteran was game. Munguia was having none of it, though. The 23-year-old stunned O'Sullivan with a right hand. He followed it with a left hand and then proceeded to unload a series of combinations to send O'Sullivan to the ropes.

Right before Munguia dropped O'Sullivan with a right hand, the Irish fighter's corner had thrown in the towel to put a halt to the fight. This was a good first step for Munguia. He showed that his power stayed with him. Even though he called out Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin and Jermall Charlo after his victory, that doesn't mean he is ready for them. Another fight or two will determine that. (Source: DAZN)
Jaime Munguia - This was a new division for me. I felt stronger and with more air, I just need to adjust my speed to feel fully comfortable. I would give my performance a 7 or 8 because I needed to do a few more things, but we will get there fight by fight.
Gary O'Sullivan - I feel disappointed. I was hoping I could win, but I guess I wasn’t good enough to take him down.
Jaime Munguia
Jaime MunguĂ­a is a Mexican professional boxer. He held the WBO junior middleweight title from 2018 to 2019. As of September 2019, he is ranked as the world’s best active junior middleweight by BoxRec, fifth by The Ring magazine and seventh by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
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Gary O'Sullivan
Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan is a professional boxer from Cork, Ireland. Spike has held the WBO International Middleweight title, the Irish BUI Middleweight and American AFO Light-Middleweight boxing titles.
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Golden Boy Boxing
Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by Oscar de la Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. Golden Boy Promotions is one of boxing’s most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues around the United States on networks such as HBO, SHOWTIME, Televisa, TV Azteca, Estrella TV and FOX Sports Networks.
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DAZN
Home of the biggest fights and the biggest names in boxing. The service carries live and on-demand streaming of events from various properties. DAZN first launched in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Japan in August 2016, and in Canada the following year. It launched in the United States and Italy in 2018, and in Spain and Brazil in 2019.
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