Munguia vs. Kelly – Live Scores
By Mark Eisner: Jaime Munguia will fight Jimmy Kelly in a headlining showcase tonight live on DAZN from the Honda Center, Anaheim, CA. The bout will be a catchweight bout of 165 pounds, and it should be interesting to see how both guys fare at a slightly higher weight.
Munguia (39-0, 31 KOs) has the perfect opponent to show him his talent because Kelly doesn’t have the power to put him in danger like some of the top contenders would, but he’s still strong enough to potentially win. if the undefeated young star is out of his game.
Boxing News 24 will provide live updates and results from tonight’s action for the Munguia vs. Kelly card below:
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De Hoya is frustrated with his ability to secure the big fights for Munguia against WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo, Gennadiy Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.
Charlo bluntly let De La Hoya know on Friday that he had Of no interest in the fight against Munguia when he answered his call with this message: “De La Hoya, kiss my ass!”
Obviously Jermall is expecting a big fight against undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez next year in September 2023, and he won’t put his perfect record on the line against a dangerous puncher like Munguia.
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The good news is that Munguia is on the verge of winning a title with his No. 2 ranking with the WBC and No. 1 WBO.
It seems that De La Hoya prefers Munguia to fight for the World Boxing Council belt because it’s a bigger fight for him than challenging for the WBO belt, which Demetrius Andrade holds.
“It’s going to be an entertaining fight. I’ve been studying Kelly for a while now,” Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya said. “He’s the real deal. He is coming back from an incredible win, and I feel that strongly when you come from the home of overseas boxing in the UK.
“You have a chip on your shoulder. Anytime Jamie Munguia fights it will be an action packed fight. It’s a big fight on paper, and once the bell rings, it’s going to be a war.
Kelly, 29, is coming off a career-best 10-round majority decision win over previously undefeated Kanat Islam on Feb. 25. No one expected Kelly to come in and upset the apple basket with his win over Kanat, but he showed he could outplay a guy with a superior amateur pedigree.