Jaime Munguia vs Gonzalo Gaston Coria Preview November 19th, 2022
Unbeaten former WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Jaime Munguia of Mexico takes on southpaw Gonzalo Gaston Coria of Argentina in a 10-round middleweight tilt this Saturday, November 19th. The fight from Mexico can be seen live in most nation on DAZN. Munguia last boxed in June when he stopped Jimmy Kelly in the fifth round. Coria last saw action in July when he beat Emiliano Pucheta via a 10-round split decision after being dropped in the sixth round.
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Munguia vs Coria Betting Odds
- Gonzalo Gaston Coria +1600
- Jaime Munguia -5000
The 26-year-old Munguia of Tijuana definitely likes to stay active as this will be his 41st fight since turning pro in July, 2013 when he was a teenager. He enters the contest with a perfect mark of 40-0 with 32 Ko’s and first made a name for himself against Sadam Ali when he stepped up in class and stopped him in five rounds in May, 2018 for the WBO Jr. Middleweight Title. He then defended his belt against Liam Smith, Brandon Cook, Takeshi Inoue, Dennis Hogan and Patrick Allotey before moving up to middleweight.
At 160 lbs, he stopped Gary O’Sullivan in the 11th round in 2019 and then halted Tureano Johnson after six to win the vacant WBO Inter Continental Middleweight Title. He stopped Kamil Szeremeta after six rounds before beating Gabriel Rosado by unanimous decision and then halting D’Mitrius Ballard. Some of those fights highlighted Munguia’s defensive shortcomings but that’s a part of what makes him so exciting. The other part of his fan-friendly style is the fact he has dynamite in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 80 per cent.
Munguia reportedly went 128-10 in the amateurs and now has 175 rounds of pro experience under his belt. He entered the title fight against Sadam Ali in 2018 as a hungry boxer who wanted to make a name for himself on the world stage and he certainly did that. However, he struggled against Dennis Hogan and Takeshi Inoue as he went the distance with both of them and took quite a few shots. He also had trouble making the 154 lb weight limit and after five outings as a middleweight the 6-foot tall Munguia took his 70.5-inch reach up to super middleweight against Kelly the last time out but will reportedly be fighting as a middleweight again this weekend.
The 25-year-old Coria enters the ring with a record of 21-5 with 8 Ko’s and has boxed 151 rounds since making his pro debut in 2015. He stands 5-feet-11-inches tall with a 71-inch reach so gives up in an in both height and reach to Munguia. As far as power goes, Coria lacks a heavy punch as his current knockout ratio stands at just 30.8 per cent but his chin isn’t too bad as he’s been stopped just once in his five defeats.
Those losses by Coria came at the hands of Martin Bulacio, Artur Akavov, Francisco Torres and Fiodor Czerkaszyn via decisions while he was stopped by Zhanibek Alimkhanuly in the second round in September, 2020. The loss to Akavov was for the vacant WBO International Middleweight Title and the defeat to Alimkhanuly was for the vacant WBO Global Middleweight belt. However, Coria did manage to capture the WBC Fecarbox Middleweight Crown in June, 2019 when he beat Marco reyes by 12-round unanimous decision.
Munguia is a world-class boxer who disappoints most fans because of the level of his opposition. He should be taking on fellow top-class fighters at this stage of his career but it isn’t happening. He’s an exciting boxer with plenty of power and energy but isn’t taking a step forward by meeting Coria, who has fallen short when stepping up in class. There’s no doubt Coria will give it his best effort but he doesn’t have the power to keep Munguia off of him or to cause much damage. I’m expecting Munguia to remain unbeaten with another win this weekend.
Munguia’s aggression and power should be the difference.
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