Unbeaten middleweight contender Jaime Munguia will return to the ring against Gonzalo Coria on Saturday in Mexico.
JAIME MUNGUIA (40-0, 32 KOs) VS. GONZALO CORIA (21-5, 8 KOs)
When: Saturday, Nov. 19
Time: 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (main event later in show)
Where: Arena Astros, Guadalajara, Mexico
Division: Middleweights (160 pounds)
At stake: No major titles
Pound-for-pound ranking: None
Prediction: Munguia KO 6
Background: Munguia is ranked in the Top 3 by all four major sanctioning bodies, No. 1 by the WBO. That sanctioning body has ordered champion Janibek Alimkhanuly to defend against the unbeaten Mexican slugger, although no deal is in place. Meanwhile, Munguia will face the limited Coria. The 26-year-old former junior middleweight titleholder, a potential star, is 6-0 (5 KOs) as a middleweight. He last fought in June, when he stopped Jimmy Kelly in five rounds. Coria was knocked out in two rounds by Alimkhanuly in 2020. The 25-year-old Argentine is 5-1 since, including victories over journeymen in his last three fights in his home country. He last fought in July, when he narrowly outpointed Emiliano Exequiel Pucheta in Cordoba. His loss during that stretch came against Fiodor Czerkaszyn, a rising 160-pound contender who recently outpointed Nathaniel Gallimore.
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