Jaime Munguia stopped gutsy but overmatched Kamil Szeremeta after round six at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX Saturday night.
In search of bigger fights someday soon, former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia stopped gutsy but overmatched Kamil Szeremeta after round six at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX Saturday night.
The result will go in the record books as a sixth-round stoppage.
In round one, with the crowd already chanting his name, Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) jabbed to the head and body. Szeremeta, who was stopped in his last fight by Gennady Golovkin, jabbed back. Munguia landed a couple of sweet shots to the ribs. Rights also touched Szeremeta. Munguia opened up in round two. He clocked Szeremeta with three rib shots and later in the stanza, fired uppercuts. Szeremeta (21-2, 5 KOs) looked contend to say close but a blistering left hook also scored.
Munguia flashed a more variety of shots in round three. He was finding his target with most of his shots. Szeremeta, fighting on two weeks notice, was taking them all, but that’s about it. He didn’t appear to have the pop to keep Munguia off him. Szeremeta went to the body in round four. Munguia connected with a left uppercut. He fired combinations. More bodyshots were softening up Szeremeta up. A flurry of hooks from Munguia connected in the last seconds of the heat.
In round five, Munguia buckled Szeremeta with a left hook to the chin. The Polish fighter was taking a lot of headshots. He landed a soft right that had no effect. Munguia clubbed Szeremeta with more head and body shots. The beatdown would continue to round six.
Both fighters landed body blows in round six. Szeremeta looked gassed. Munguia, on his toes, opened up some more. A huge uppercut snapped Szeremeta’s head back. A big one-two hurt Szeremeta again, but the courageous fighter fought back. The referee was eyeing Szeremeta closely. He checked on him after the round and waved off the fight.
“My offense was my defense in this fight,” said the victorious Munguia. “The best is yet to come.”