WBO junior middleweight champ Jaime Munguia retained his title via 12 round decision against Takeshi Inoue at the Toyota Center in Houston,Texas on Saturday night.
WBO Junior Middleweight champ Jaime Munguia retained his title via 12 round decision against Takeshi Inoue at the Toyota Center on Saturday night.
Inoue contributed to a highly entertaining fight but Munguia’s boxing skills, fast hands and strength proved a little too much for the game challenger. The scores were 120-108 twice and119-109.
Post fight quotes
“It was a great fight. He was a great warrior. It was a great battle for me. I was surprised by his ability to take punches. He took a lot of punches to the head and to the body. He took punches that would have dropped anyone else. I feel I got a lot of experience from this fight. I will keep working on using my distance. There were times where he was able to cut the distance, and I want to work on that.”
Was he surprised Inoue was able to take all of his big shots? “I was surprised by him. He did great. But, I also received a lot of punches on the back of my head. But, I’ll take the title, I got the win, and that’s what matters.”
Was coming down to 154 hard for him and have any effect on his conditioning? “I don’t think so. There was no problem. After a few fights, I’m going to stay at 160.”
Demetrius Andrade tweeted that he wants to face you at 160, what’s your response? “Yes, of course. I accept the challenge.”
“With 31 wins and no losses, Munguia was not just a power puncher but a great boxer. We both had the skill to kill the other’s boxing style. He was the better fighter tonight. I hope to get better and come back to the United States to fight again.”