Jaime Munguia vs Patrick Allotey Preview Sept. 14th
Unbeaten WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Jaime Munguia of Mexico is back in the ring this Saturday, September 14th when defends his title for the fifth time. He’ll be taking on Patrick Allotey of Ghana in Carson City, California with the 12-round bout being shown live in North America on DAZN. Munguia last fought in April when he edged Dennis Hogan by a majority decision. Allotey was in the ring last December when he beat Sherif Kosongo by a unanimous decision.
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Munguia vs Allotey Betting Odds
- Patrick Allotey +1400
- Jaime Munguia -3300
The 22-year-old Munguia of Tijuana definitely likes to stay active as this will be his 34th fight since turning pro in July of 2013 when he was a teenager. He enters the contest with a perfect mark of 33-0 along with 26 big Kos. He stepped up in class against Sadam Ali when he stopped him in five rounds in May, 2018 for the title and looked like a beast while stopping him convincingly. He then beat the experienced Liam Smith by unanimous decision in a highly-entertaining fight with plenty of back and forth action.
That fight also highlighted Munguia’s defensive shortcomings, but that’s a part of what makes him so exciting. Of course the other part of his fan-friendly style is the fact that he has some dynamite in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 79 per cent. He went 128-10 in the amateurs and has 128 rounds of pro experience under his belt since then. Munguia got the title shot against Ali when Liam Smith pulled out of the bout due to an injury. Munguia jumped at the chance and in hindsight it was a huge mistake on Ali’s part.
Munguia entered the fight 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 Hogan and Takeshi Inoue in his last two fights as he went the distance in both of them and took quite a few shots. He’s also having trouble making the 154 lb weight limit and may eventually move up to middleweight. He stands 6-feet tall but has an unlisted reach. He also defended the title against Brandon Cook by third-round stoppage last September.
Allotey enters the bout with a mark of 40-3 with 30 Kos. The 28-year-old has 220 rounds under his belt since turning pro in 2006. He’s won the Ghanaian Welterweight title along the way along with the WBC International Silver Welterweight Title and the WBO African Super Welterweight Belt. This will be just his second fight in America. Allotey’s defeats came at the hands of Charles Manyuchi by eighth round stoppage in 2014 and by second round stoppage in his next fight 13 months later by Patrick Teixeira in Verona New York.
He also dropped a 12-round unanimous decision to Kanat Islam in 2016. Allotey is 5-feet-9-inches tall and also has an unlisted reach so gives up three inches in height to Munguia. He has pretty good power in his hands with a current knockout ratio of 70 per cent but has gone the distance in five of his last seven fights. He’s stepping up in class here since most of his opponents so far have been unknowns and only a dozen of them have entered the ring with winning records.
Munguia has struggled a bit lately and he can’t afford to make any mistakes against a powerful puncher like Allotey. Munguia has displayed a solid chin so far though while Allotey has been stopped twice. Munguia has the size advantage but doesn’t always use it and his defence is suspect. Still, I expect him to do enough to retain his belt against Allotey.
It’s a big step up in class for Allotey.
Play: Munguia -3300 @ BetOnline.ag
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