Undefeated former WBO 154lb champion Jaime Munguia (41-0, 33 KOs) was too large & too robust for the hopefully overmatched Argentinian journeyman Gonzalo Coria (21-6, 8 KO) in stopping him within the third spherical on Saturday night time in entrance of a subdued crowd on the Area Astro in Guadalajara, Mexico.
After the competition, Munguia known as out IBF/WBA middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin, who he needs to subsequent 12 months. Munguia has been making an attempt to get a struggle towards Golovkin for the final 12 months, nevertheless it hasn’t occurred.
The hulking Munguia, who resembled a rehydrated tremendous middleweight, blasted down the smaller, weaker Coria with a left to the physique in spherical three. Coria, 26, then checked out his nook, shook his head, and opted to remain all the way down to be counted out by the referee.
Within the second, Coria bumped into proper hand from Munguia and was dropped. The punch didn’t seem to land cleanly, however Coria nonetheless stayed down for a very long time. His delay in getting up made it seem like his coronary heart wasn’t into combating tooth & nail tonight.
Certain sufficient, a spherical later, Munguia dropped Coria once more, and he didn’t hassle to try to stand up regardless of not exhibiting indicators of being badly damage.
The time of the stoppage was at 2:32 of spherical three.
“This 12 months, we couldn’t do [Jermall] Charlo,” stated Munguia after the competition. “Hopefully, we will do it subsequent 12 months. I do know GGG [Gennadiy Golovkin] has no compromise. He’s signed with no one, and I might love to fulfill him in Could. Golovkin! See you in Could!”
If Golovkin needs to get a pleasant payday towards Munguia, it might be a good struggle. He’d most likely be higher off dealing with Jermall Charlo, however that’s most likely not within the playing cards.
It’s not going the 40-year-old Golovkin will elect to struggle the a lot youthful 26-year-old Munguia in Could as a result of there are experiences of him probably touring to Australia to defend towards Michael Zerafa.
That may be a winnable struggle for Golovkin, and he might make good cash with out being out-sized like he would if he fought Munguia, who seems like an excellent middleweight.
Within the chief help bout, tremendous flyweight contender Argi Cortes (24-3-2, 10 KOs) was dropped twice however got here again to defeat Erick Lopez (16-7-2, 10 KOs) by a ten spherical break up determination.
The scores have been 95-92, 95-92 Cortes, and 96-91 Lopez.
Cortes was surprisingly knocked down in rounds 2 and 6 by the smaller Lopez.
Undefeated mild welterweight Diego Torres (16-0, 15 KOs) obliterated Hector “La Cobra” Morales (6-2-1, 1 KO) by a fourth spherical knockout. Within the fourth, Torres knocked Morales down two instances earlier than the bout was halted at :19.
Tremendous featherweight Benito Sanchez (15-6-3, 3 KOs) and Jose Angel Garcia (7-0-3, 6 KOs) fought to a disappointing ten spherical draw. The judges scored it 95-95, 95-95, and 95-95.