In a thrilling bout, Jaime Munguia emerged victorious over John Ryder, securing a TKO victory in the 9th round. The action-packed match saw Munguia dominating from the start, landing a massive overhand right in the 9th round, causing Ryder to wobble against the ropes, prompting Tony Sims from his corner to throw in the towel.
Jaime Munguia stops John Ryder in the 9th round to go 43-0 🔥
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Jaime Munguia dominates the fight from the start despite Ryder’s retaliations
The preceding rounds showcased Jaime Munguia’s aggressive approach, particularly in the 2nd round when he swiftly connected with a one-two combo, sending Ryder down. Ryder displayed resilience, recovering from knockdowns and delivering effective jabs in the later rounds. By the 4th round, Jaime Munguia landed a significant right hand, but Ryder retaliated with a powerful left, resulting in an exchange of heavy blows. Leaping forward in an attempt to build momentum, Ryder goes for a right hook but gets caught with a counter, resulting in him hitting the mat for the second time.
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As the fight progressed, Jaime Munguia maintained control, strategically keeping the distance and avoiding unnecessary brawls. In the 8th round, Munguia, convinced of an impending victory, continued his assault, landing combo after combo, while Ryder persisted and attempted a comeback. However, Munguia’s dominance persisted in the next round, leading to the eventual stoppage of the fight and his declared triumph by TKO.
The dominant display from Jaime Munguia makes his record 43-0 with 34 knockouts. It has potentially set up a fight against the iconic Canelo Alvarez. In the post-fight interview, Munguia called out Canelo to give him a shot, expressing, “It would be my honor to share the ring with him. It would be a great fight between two great Mexicans.”
⁉️Canelo vs Munguia⁉️ After knocking out John Ryder in spectacular fashion, Jaime Munguia says it would be an honor to share the ring with his fellow Mexican champion Canelo Alvarez. Do you want to see this fight? #MunguiaRyder #CaneloMunguia pic.twitter.com/XFEWpaAXNm
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In a poignant moment, John Ryder, the resilient almost-champion, faced a potential career-ending bout with a hint at retirement if defeated. Known for his durability against top contenders like Callum Smith, Rocky Fielding, Billy Joe Saunders, and Canelo Alvarez, Ryder showcased unwavering determination. Despite being knocked down four times, he relentlessly stood until trainer Tony Sims intervened. If this marks Ryder’s farewell, he exits as a warrior deserving of admiration.
On the other side, Jaime Munguia, eyeing the elusive big-money fight, stands on the brink of a significant breakthrough, with a potential clash with Canelo or other opportunities looming on the horizon. The coming weeks will unveil Munguia’s prospects.