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Boxing News: Jaime Munguia Makes Bold Statement After Pummeling John Ryder

Jaime Munguia scored a ninth-round TKO Saturday night in Arizona.
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Jaime Munguia has put the WBC super middleweight division on notice.

In front of over 10,000 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday night, Munguia dominated and battered John Ryder, who went the distance with Canelo Alvarez less than a year ago, en route to a ninth-round TKO.

It was Munguia's 43rd win as a professional, adding to an already hellacious pedigree that has seen him secure 34 wins by KO and hang onto the WBC Silver super middleweight strap in the process.

Munguia, 27, sets his sights on bigger goals as he approaches 50 victories.

"I’m really happy because I worked hard to get ready for this," Munguia said in a press release issued by Golden Boy Promotions. “I know a lot of people didn't believe in me, and this is the result of hard work. We are ready for 168. You are correct; last time, I was just throwing punches like crazy, but this time, my timing was better. My timing was perfect. Ryder is a great fighter, and we are ready to keep on going. I'm motivated for the next fight, and it's going to be better than this one, and it's going to keep getting bigger. We want the best of the best in 168. We are going to be World Champions. It would be a great fight amongst Mexicans, and if Canelo gives us the chance, it would be an honor to share the ring with him.”

Alvarez has dominated the Mexican boxing scene for over two decades. His last outing saw him dispatch Jermell Charlo in September, giving Alvarez his 60th victory since October 2005.

The future of 168 pounds remains to be seen, but only time will tell.

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