By Mark Elezaj
The build up to the fight was simple. It will be an action packed, fan friendly fight between Jaime Munguia and Gabe Rosado and yes it delivered.
Both warriors battled it out over 12 rounds of Nina top action. In the end Munguia took a unanimous decision over Rosado with the official scores of 118-108, 119-109, and 117-111.
The Fighting Voice scored the bout 117-111 for Munguia.
Munguia came out fast throwing combination that proved to be the difference in the fight.
The veteran Rosado showed that he was not someone to take lightly, covering up as Munguia unloaded barrages of punches, countering, and returning fire with combinations of his own.
Rosado did have some moments where he clearly hurt Munguia with some punches, but he was never able to capitalize.
As the fight went on, Munguia continued to throw more punches than Rosado, landing three-, four-, and five-punch combinations to Rosado’s body and head.
Rosado continued to slipand block punches but he continued to absorb an inordinate amount of damage as the fight progressed.
Both warriors continued to trade leather inside the ring and just when it seemed like Munguia would stop Rosado with his combinations in Rounds 7 and 8, the battle-tested veteran appeared to rock Munguia late in the eighth.
Rosado would come on and rally at the end of Round 9 and took the fight to Munguia in Round 10, but the championship rounds belonged to the Tijuana native.
“This was my toughest fight so far, but it was a great fight that everyone enjoyed,” Munguia (38-0, 31 KOs) said during his post-fight interview.“(Rosado) was a strong opponent because he was coming down from 168 pounds.”
DAZN commentator Chris Mannix asked Munguia about a future showdown with The Ring’s No. 1-rated middleweight Gennadiy Golovkin, who will face Japanese star Ryota Murata (Ring’s No. 5 contender) on December 29.
“Yes, me and GGG would be a great fight for the public,” Munguia said. “I feel very strong at middleweight and I’m getting stronger and better with each fight. We’re ready for a world title or an elimination bout in the coming year.”
After the fight, Rosado explained why he disagreed with the judge’s scores.
“I thought the scorecards were too wide,” Rosado said during his post-fight interview. “I thought the fight was a lot closer. He never hurt me, but I hurt him for sure. Every time I went to the body I was hurting him. I had him hurt in a few rounds.
“I’m proud of my performance. I hope the fans enjoyed it.”
~ The Fighting Voice ~