The undefeated current Wbo light-Mw champion Jaime Munguia entered this fight with a perfect record of 29-0-0 (25 KOs=86%) and he is ranked as the No.4 super welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jarrett Hurd). He has already fought three times in 2018 winning over Jose Carlos Paz Johnny Navarrete and Sadam Ali . His opponent, the former Wbo light-Mw champion Liam Smith, has a boxing record of 26-1-1 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Saul Canelo Alvarez in 2016 , after this bout he fought three times in 2017 beating Marian Cazacu and twice Liam Williams . Munguia vs Smith is valid for the WBO World super welterweight title (Munguia’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Good fight, tough-tough kid, but with all that being said he is only 21yrs old and still needs to polish his skills. Can’t see him fighting like this against a Charlo or Hurd, would love to see him up against the likes of Julian Williams, Austin Trout or even a Kell Brook, they would be really good measuring sticks for him
it’s just that a lot is being made out of this kid and to be honest with you, belt or belt he is still unproven and really needs to develop in some areas before throwing him into the wolves or even comparing him to Canelo. The Castano fight is not a bad one or even against a solid vet like Soro. I just want to see him in a fight with some solid fighters, nothing against Liam, he can’t prepare you for the top tier of that division.