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Munguia Crushes Ali in the Fourth

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Munguia is must see TV

Verona, NY (May 12, 2018)- Jaime Munguia (29-0 25KO’s) of Tijuana has landed. For over a month and a half the Mexican fighters’ name has been bandied about in boxing circles since the withdrawal of Saul Alvarez from his May 5th bout with Gennady Golovkin.

Originally slated to fill the bill as Alvarez’s replacement, Munguia was denied the opportunity in the name of safety by the Nevada State Athletic Commission because he had competed as a welterweight just 11 months earlier and had faced no elite level competition.

Well we can’t be right all of the time.

Munguia only needed three and a half rounds to end WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Sadam Ali’s (26-2 14KO’s) brief reign as champion. A visibly bigger Munguia battered Ali with big shots putting the champion down twice in the first round.

Rebounding to put shots together in the second Ali still looked the smaller of the two getting dropped at the end of the round by an unstoppable Munguia.

In between the third and fourth rounds the doctor appeared hesitant to stop the fight as trainer Andre Rozier pleaded “give him one more round, this is a world champion”.

Roziers plea’s did not reach the ears of Jaime Munguia.

A crushing left hook sent Ali flying to the canvas in a candidate for knockout of the year at 1:02 of the fourth round.

“This is a dream come true for me. I want to thank the Nevada Commission for making this opportunity possible” Munguia told HBO’s Max Kellerman during the post-fight interview. “They didn’t allow me to fight Gennady Golovkin. I want to show that I’m able to fight at the highest level and with the best fighters.”

Ali, who won the title in December over an aged and retiring Miguel Cotto in Los Angeles said “I don’t want to give at excuses. He was the better man tonight.”

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