Jamie Munguia’s Popularity Grows Ahead of Smith Fight


The Baja Wrecking Ball Jaime Munguia Returns

Los Angeles (July 12, 2018)- Most people outside of extreme die-hard fans barely knew of Jaime Munguia (29-0 25KO’s) before he destroyed Sadam Ali in May. We knew he was from Tijuana, and he wasn’t approved to fight GGG. You might have caught him on the BeIn network, once. Maybe.

I’ll bet you wish you saw him fight Golovkin now.

Quick to capitalize on the dominant performance over Ali, Munguia defends his new WBO strap against former champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (26-1-1 14KO’s) July 21st at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on HBO.

Undoubtedly, the “Baja Wrecking Ball” (-Steve Kim called him that on twitter and it stuck) will garner some attention to his fan-friendly style ahead of and after the fight. At a media workout in Los Angeles yesterday one thing became clear.

Mungia can punch like a truck, and Smith is tailor made for a sensational knockout.

Liam Smith is no slouch, but he isn’t exactly Sugar Ray Leonard on his feet. The new wrecking ball on the block has an opportunity to capitalize on a name pushed forward by its attachment to Golovkin. “The potential fight against Gennady Golovkin really got my name out there. It allowed me to get the opportunity to fight for a world title. I’m grateful for that. I’m also grateful that the NSAC didn’t allow me to fight against Golovkin because it lead to this world title.” said Munguia.

With only two and a half months since his last bout, the 21 year old champion has an opportunity to build into a star in the sport. Giving fans the opportunity to see him fight four to five times a year, while putting away former champions and contenders is a prime strategy to get Munguia into a major fight with Canelo Alvarez one to two years down the road.

“Everyone is going to talk about to me after this fight. This will open up more opportunities, and people will mention my name with the likes of Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.” Munguia said to the media.

The ceiling is high for Munguia. Merely mentioning his name near a boxing die-hard conjures fantasy matchups of him and IBF/WBA Champion Jarrett Hurd.

Which would be sensational.

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Writer/Producer/Director of the Under the Hand Wraps documentary series and owner of Albert Baker is currently based in Fresno, California and has been covering boxing since 2014.

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