By Brian Webber: Former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia weighed 159.8 kilos, whereas his opponent Gonzaleo Gaston Coria weighed 159.4 lbs throughout Friday’s weigh-in for his or her 10-round principal occasion struggle this Saturday, November nineteenth, on the Area Astros in Guadalajara, Mexico. The occasion kicks off at 5 p.m. ET / 7 pm PT, dwell on DAZN.
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Munguia (40-0, 32 KOs) is making his seventh look within the middleweight division since shifting up in weight from the 154-lb class in 2020.
Jaime Munguia 159.8 vs. Gonzalo Gaston Coria 159.4
Argi Cortez 114.6 vs. Erik López 114.5
Diego Torres 138.9 vs. Hector Morales 138.9
Benito Sanchez 130 vs. Jose Garcia 122.8
Rafael Espinoza 128.3 vs. Orlando García 131.2
In keeping with the 26-year-old Munguia, he expects to be concerned in large fights in 2023, and he’s concentrating on IBF/WBA middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin and WBC champion Jermall Charlo.
The Argentinian Coria (21-5, 8 KOs) is coming into Saturday’s struggle hoping to spoil Munguia’s social gathering, however he’s obtained his work reduce out for him as a result of he doesn’t possess the ability, measurement, or the work charge wanted to drag off the upset.
Coria does have expertise, having fought Janibek Alimkhanuly, Fiodor Czerkaszyn, Artur Akavov, Marco Reyes, and Francisco Emanuel Torres.
“It’s an emotion to be from Mexico. It’s a nation of champions the place boxing is within the blood,” mentioned Jaime Munguia to DAZN. “So for me to come back to different locations, different nations, and put the identify of Mexico on excessive and have individuals with that identify in my nook is a superb honor.”
“We’re going to Guadalajara for individuals to know him, to see him, he’s going to be essential in the long run,” mentioned legendary former world multi-weight champion and now coach Erik Morales about Munguia.
“He’s conquering cities in order that the day he has the chance to be on the prime, he can have the help of those individuals.”
“Nicely, the reality is, since I used to be a child, I at all times had a style for boxing,” mentioned Munguia. “Clearly, due to my dad, who additionally was a boxer. Since I keep in mind, since I used to be in kindergarten, they ask me what I used to be going to be after I grew up; I at all times mentioned I used to be going to be a boxer. All my life, I at all times knew I used to be going to be.”
“He was ready little by little in that sense, and I believe at this second he’s ready to convey that weight of being the utmost reference in Mexican boxing simply as he was a the time, Julio Cesar Chavez, Erik Morales, Juan Barrera, Marquez,” mentioned Munguia’s coach Fernando Hernandez.
“I can inform you numerous boxers which have carried the burden on their backs of being the best consultant of Mexican boxing. And I believe Jaime is in his second and is about to attain it.”