This Saturday on DAZN, live from Monterrey, Mexico, WBO junior middleweight titleholder Jaime Munguia defends in his home country for the first time, taking on mandatory challenger Dennis Hogan.
It may be the final fight at 154 pounds for Munguia (32-0, 26 KO), who is the heavy favorite against Hogan (28-1-1, 7 KO).
“I feel very happy and proud to be here,” Munguia said on Thursday at the final press conference, before speaking of what he believes are some improvements to his game that we’ll see this weekend.
“We have been advancing, little by little. I’ve had four very tough world title fights. We’ve been learning a lot, and we’ve been gaining a lot of experience during the past year,” he said.
“I also want to say that I will leave everything in the ring this Saturday. I want you all to see a different Jaime Munguia, a better version with better abilities. I want to tell Dennis Hogan that this world title will stay in Mexico. He is not a better fighter than me. This fight is dedicated to all of Mexico!”
Hogan is glad to have the opportunity at the world title, and says he’s also honored to be in Mexico for the bout.
”I’m happy to be now as my chance to become world champion gets closer,” he said. “I want to say that as an Irish man living in Australia who is fighting a Mexican in his own land, I am honored. I know that Ireland, Australia and Mexico are great boxing nations with people who always fight with determination and will.
“I know this will be an excellent fight for everyone in the world. I’m happy and proud to be part of it. To put the icing on the cake, I will be going out there to take that world championship. I’m winning on April 13.”