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Jaime Munguia Shines in Victory Over John Ryder, Eyes Canelo Alvarez

Jaime Munguia delivered an impressive performance on Saturday night, making a strong case for a future showdown with boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez. Munguia dominated the 12-round super middleweight bout against John Ryder at Footprint Center in Phoenix, dropping Ryder four times before securing a ninth-round knockout victory.

Jaime Munguia

Ryder, known for his durability, had previously gone the distance with Alvarez in a 12-round unanimous decision defeat last May. However, Munguia's relentless assault proved too much for Ryder to handle, with the British southpaw unable to withstand Munguia's powerful punches.

The fight reached its conclusion at 1:25 of the ninth round when referee Wes Melton stopped the action after Ryder's fourth knockdown, a decision supported by Ryder's trainer, Tony Sims. Munguia's victory has positioned him as a potential challenger for Alvarez's IBF, WBA, WBC, and WBO 168-pound titles on May 4.

Speaking after the fight, Munguia expressed his eagerness for a showdown with Alvarez, highlighting the significance of such a matchup for Mexican boxing. Munguia, who remains undefeated with a record of 43-0 and 34 knockouts, credited his improved timing and performance to his collaboration with renowned trainer Freddie Roach.

Ryder, on the other hand, suffered his first stoppage defeat since 2015 and may be considering retirement following his back-to-back losses. Despite showing resilience at times during the bout, Ryder was unable to withstand Munguia's relentless attacks, ultimately succumbing to the younger fighter's power.

Munguia's victory has undoubtedly raised his profile in the super middleweight division, setting the stage for a potential blockbuster showdown with Alvarez in the near future.


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