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Jaime Munguia: I need to make sure I dominate against Gabriel Rosado

Jaime Munguia has confidence in his training ahead of Saturday’s DAZN main event.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Former junior middleweight titleholder Jaime Munguia returns with another main event on Saturday, as he faces Gabriel Rosado in a middleweight headliner on DAZN.

Munguia (37-0, 30 KO) will be the favorite in the bout — right now, DraftKings have him at a strong -700 to Rosado’s +500 — as Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KO) has had a long career of up-and-down outings while staying in the game and always hanging tough. But the 35-year-old vet Rosado is also coming off of a terrific win over Bektemir Melikuziev, and Munguia is not arrogant, just has belief in his own ability.

“I know that Rosado is coming off a great fight, a great knockout and has a lot of experience,” he said at the media workout. “I know I have to be careful but I have faith in my training and I am confident that I will be victorious.”

Munguia, still just 25, had notable struggles with Dennis Hogan in a 2019 bout in Monterrey, winning a controversial decision. He made a switch to a new trainer, Erik Morales, and has tightened up his game.

“We make a great team,” Munguia said of his relationship with Morales. “Thanks to him I have had a great training camp and I feel like my boxing skills have advanced.”

Munguia and Morales — no stranger to opposing trainer Freddie Roach — have their plan, and Munguia believes he’ll execute.

“I know I have to keep my distance and apply pressure where I need to,” he said. “I need to make sure I dominate the action in the ring.”

Bad Left Hook will have live coverage for Munguia-Rosado starting at 9 pm ET on Saturday, November 13.

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