Mexican prodigy Jaime Munguia (38-0, 30 KOs) extended his unbeaten record against battle-hardened Gabriel Rosado (26-14-1, 15 KOs) in a breathless twelve round encounter last night in Anaheim.
The fight lived up to even the loftiest of pre-fight expectations, with both men trading heavy leather from the first bell to the last and putting on a bona fide ‘Fight of the Year’ contender.
Entering the contest on the back of his stunning stoppage win over previously unbeaten Bektemir Melikuziev, Rosado’s trademark all-action style posed Munguia problems throughout the contest.
However, the Mexican would rally and enjoy a dominant second half of the fight, landing a series of eye-catching combinations that saw him take a unanimous decision win by scores of 118-110, 119-109 and 117-111 on the judges scorecards.
The bout showed further improvement for the precocious Munguia, whose last five fights have been under the watchful eye of Hall of Famer Erik ‘El Terrible’ Morales in the corner.
A dejected Rosado refused to be drawn on his future in the sport following his fourteenth career loss, however it was left to Munguia to throw his name into the hat for a seismic clash with middleweight great Gennady Golovkin in the near future.
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