Las Vegas (AFP) – Jaime Munguia from Mexico defeated the outclassed Canadian Brandon Cook, beating him with a knockdown to defend his WBO light-middle crown on Saturday for the second time.
The 21 year old fighter from Tijuana awed the crowd the second he stepped out for the match in the T-Mobile arena for this one sided undercard contest.
Before unloading on the third match, he was struggling against punches by his opponent during both the end of the first and second rounds.
The shots that struck Munguia left no choice for the referee Benjy Esteves to step in and stop further punishment to Cook.
Munguia is one of the most promising fighters of the division and is speculated to be a future opponent for middleweights, Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. These two fighters each have an event later Saturday.
Stats of Munguia upped to 31-0, including 26 knockouts while Cook’s fell to 20-2.
“With each fight you will see me getting better” the young and talented Munguia told press.
“I just want to show that I can get better and that I want to face the best, so I can show that I am the best.”
On the other hand, Cook protested low blows that went without any punishment.
“He kept hitting me in the hip and a lot of low blows, which surprised me because the referee is experienced and didn’t give Munguia a warning.”
He says, “He’s tough, and it is what it is, and I hope to come back soon.”