Jaime Munguia takes a step up in competition for his sophomore outing at middleweight.Former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia becomes of the rare few to compete two times in 2020 when he faces Tureano Johnson on Friday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.Watch Live free
Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) set the boxing world on fire in May 2018, violently knocking out Sadam Ali to capture the WBO strap. He went to make five consecutive title defenses before making the trek up to 160 pounds. In January, Munguia had a successful middleweight debut by stopping Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan by 11th-round TKO.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced Munguia to be on the shelf until the end of October. The 23-year-old is excited to finally return and continue his journey to getting a crack at a middleweight belt.
“It’s a great honor to be returning during these tough times,” Munguia said. “I hope to deliver excitement and entertainment to the fans as the world begins to slowly make its return to normalcy. At the same time, I have been training and improving my skills with my team at the Ceremonial Center in Otomi [Mexico], and I will show everyone that Jaime Munguia is ready for the best in the division.”
Up to this point, Johnson (21-2-1, 15 KOs) will be Munguia’s toughest test. Johnson has taken on the likes of three-time middleweight title challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko and knockout artist Curtis Stevens. The 36-year-old native of the Bahamas put on a great show his last time out, stopping Jaime Quigley in the ninth round. A win over Munguia pushes Johnson closer to securing his first crack at a major world championship.
“I am excited about the opportunity to fight Jaime Munguia,” Johnson said. “The setbacks I have had in my career have only made me stronger. Munguia is a tough undefeated fighter, but I will hand him his first defeat as I pursue my quest to be the middleweight champion of the world.”
Can Munguia pass his toughest date to date and continue to rise in what is one of the toughest divisions in boxing? Or does Johnson prove Munguia has some ways to go as he tries to net an opportunity at a title shot?
When is Jaime Munguia vs. Tureano Johnson?
- Date: Friday, Oct. 30, 2020
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
Munguia vs. Johnson TV, live stream: How to watch
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How much does the Munguia vs. Johnson fight cost?
New subscribers to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. Pricing options vary by region. In the U.S., the annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, behind-the-scenes features and original shows — is $99.99. Those who prefer a monthly plan can sign up for a monthly option at $19.99.
For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.
Where is the Munguia vs. Johnson fight?
The Munguia vs. Johnson fight will take place at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. This marks the first time Munguia competes at the venue, and Johnson fights at Fantasy Springs for the second consecutive fight. He defeated Quigley back in July 2019.
Jaime Munguia record and bio
- Name: Jaime Munguia
- Nationality: Mexican
- Born: Oct. 6, 1996
- Height: 6-0
- Reach: N/A
- Total fights: 35
- Record: 35-0 with 28 knockouts
Tureano Johnson record and bio
- Name: Tureano Johnson
- Nationality: American
- Born: Feb. 12, 1984
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 73.5 inches
- Total fights: 24
- Record: 21-2-1 with 15 knockouts
Munguia vs. Johnson fight card
- Jaime Munguia vs. Tureano Johnson; Middleweights
- Rashidi Ellis vs. Alexis Rocha; Welterweights
- Elwin Soto vs. Carlos Buitrago; Junior flyweights
- Marlen Esparza vs. Sulem Urbina; Flyweights
- Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Alan Campa; Super middleweights
- Lamont Roach Jr. vs. Neil Tabanao; Super featherweights
- Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Tyler Vogel; Cruiserweights