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Munguia vs Szeremeta: Predictions and preview for DAZN main event

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Jaime Munguia has a short notice opponent on Saturday. Will he trip up or march forward toward a title shot?

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Scott Christ (36-10-2)

I like this fight as much as I liked Munguia-Sulecki, in all honesty. Szeremeta is technically solid, knows what he’s doing in the ring, and the last time Munguia fought someone of that sort of vaguely nice description he was lucky to get out of Mexico with a win over Dennis Hogan. Dennis Hogan is not some truly world class fighter, despite any appearances in that fight.

Munguia also doesn’t have the defense of Gennadiy Golovkin nor the true ferocity in attack, though he’s definitely got good offensive tools. I think he’ll overwhelm Szeremeta enough while still eating shots along the way to force a referee stoppage late in the fight, possibly a somewhat questionable one, but something where Munguia is up 88-83 or the like and clearly not going to lose. Munguia TKO-10


How to Watch Munguia vs Szeremeta

Date: Saturday, June 19 | Start Time: 3:30 pm ET
Location: Don Haskins Center - El Paso, TX
Streaming: DAZN
Online Coverage: BadLeftHook.com


Wil Esco (38-8-2)

Jaime Munguia went from an absolute nobody when his name was first mentioned in to connection to Gennadiy Golovkin, to a fighter who was hyped pretty hard as a future Mexican boxing star. Munguia really isn’t either of those things but I certainly think he’s young and fresh enough to deal with the likes of Kamil Szeremeta. Munguia is sturdy and tough but I think he could use more speed and fluidity to his game. That said, everyone can’t have everything but Munguia will play to his strengths to take a decision on the cards. Munguia UD-12

Patrick L. Stumberg (37-9-2)

I honestly don’t think this is a terrible matchup. Assuming that Golovkin didn’t beat the chutzpah out of him, Szeremeta’s aggressive enough to give Munguia some trouble, especially since Munguia struggled to hurt the twice-stopped Tureano Johnson before literally peeling off a chunk of his lip. Still, the gap between troubling Munguia and actually beating him looks too wide for Szeremeta to bridge; Munguia may not like fighting backwards, but the considerable discrepancies in power and durability will make themselves known soon enough.

Szeremeta will do better than he did against Golovkin by the simple fact that Munguia lacks GGG’s killer jab, but he’ll have to settle for that moral victory. Munguia steadly overpowers him for a late finish. Munguia TKO-9

And the staff winner is...

Elwin Soto v Carlos Buitrago Photo By Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Getty Images

Jaime Munguia (3-0)!