Philippines, 19 Jun 2024
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        


 
 
News  


Jaime Munguía Stops Johnson; Elwin Soto Retains WBO 108 in Indio, California


PhilBoxing.com




Mexican middleweight slugger Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KO's) of Tijuana, Baja California, scored a 6th round stoppage win over game Bahamas veteran Tureano Johnson tonight in the Golden Boy Promotions at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, retaining his regional WBO Intercontinental belt, as well as his WBO #1 middleweight ranking.

Taking control of actions, a crushing big right uppercut thrown by the Mexican in round 5 opened a bad cut on Johnson's upper lip, prompting veteran referee Raul Caiz Sr., to check with the doctor and stop the battle.

Johnson was already taking punishment and had already another cut on his left eye.

The win was a good stepping-stone victory for the unbeaten 6 foot former super welterweight champion trained in his native Tijuana by none other that legendary Mexican warrior Erik "El Terrible" Morales.


Munguia connects with a right at Johnson.

Now the hard-swinging 24-year-old Jaime Munguía wants to battle any of the toughest names in the middleweight division such as Kazakhstan’s “GGG” Gennady Golovkin, Demetrius Andrade, Jermell Charlo, Ryota Murata, or even fellow Mexican Canelo Álvarez.

Fans of Munguía just can wait to find out who will he fight next.

In the show’s co-feature, Mexican WBO 108 lbs. world champion Elwin "La Pulga" Soto (18-1, 12 KO’s) outclassed experienced Nicaraguan challenger Carlos "Chocorroncito" Buitrago for a successful 2nd world title defence.


Elwin Soto (L) and Carlos Buitrago (R) duke it out for 12 rounds.

After the 12 rounds of action, scores were unanimous for the 23-year-old Elwin “La Pulga” Soto of San Felipe, Baja, California, still the WBO light flyweight world champion.

Boxing fans in the Philippines now hope that Elwin Soto’s next defense could be against unbeaten Pinoy warrior Mark “Thunder” Vicelles (12-0-1, 6 KO’s) of Sultan Kudarat. Time will tell.

Training at the Omega Gym in Cebu, the southpaw Vicelles is currently WBO #12.


The author boxing writer Carlos Costa lives in Cebu and can be reached at carlos512@hotmail.com and whatsapp 09184538152.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • The Past Week in Action 18 June 2024: Tank Davis KO Frank Martin; Benavidez Outpoints Gvozdyk; Puello Edges Russell
    By Eric Armit, , Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • Teofimo Lopez: "Steve Claggett Is the Only Fighter Who Stepped Up To Challenge Me!"
    , Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • CROCKER TO WALKER: YOU'RE GOING BACK TO THE SMALL HALL SHOWS AFTER THIS!
    , Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • IIEE SLRC chess to be held on June 27, 2024 at Centromall Cabuyao City
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Wed, 19 Jun 2024
  • August 17: Arslanbek Makhmudov & Guido Vianello to Meet in Heavyweight Slugfest at Videotron Centre in Quebec City LIVE on ESPN
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Boston Celtics are the 2024 NBA Champions After Routing Dallas, 106-88 to End Series in Game 5
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • PARO: I’M TOP DOG AT 140LBS NOW
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • ANDRES "SAVAGE" CORTES TRAINING CAMP NOTES
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Cu leads Team Seirin to victory
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • What Awaits Naoya Inoue at Featherweight?
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Undefeated Super Middleweight Prospect Darius “DFG” Fulghum Excited to headline first show
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Venado Lopez-Angelo Leo IBF Featherweight World Title Clash Set for August 10 at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque LIVE on ESPN
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • TAYDEN "THE BUTCHER" BELTRAN TRAINING CAMP NOTES
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • Antonio Moran Re-Inks with All Star Boxing
    , Tue, 18 Jun 2024
  • EXCITING MATCHROOM PROSPECT HAMZA UDDIN: MY LOCAL COMMUNITY INSPIRES MY WORLD TITLE DREAM
    , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Undefeated Chinese-Kazakh boxer Yesimuhan Yeerken (3-0) signs with Sanman Boxing
    , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Dimzon seeded no. 1 in Unisex 2024 Summer Junior Tennis
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Magsayo closer to title shot
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Undefeated Austin Brooks & Aran Avagyan Battle to an exciting 10-round draw
    , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • Enrique "Maravilla" Pinder, Former Panamanian Champ, Passes Away
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Mon, 17 Jun 2024
  • RP Blu Boys Show Grit as they End their World Cup Run
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • MARK MAGSAYO WINS WBA INTERCONTINENTAL SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE OVER EDUARDO RAMIREZ
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • Pagara is new IBF Asia lightweight champ
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • Asia's First GM Torre to grace opening of chess tournament in Lipa City, Batangas
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024
  • “PRINCE” ALBERT PAGARA BECOMES THE NEW IBF ASIA 135-LBS CHAMPION
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 16 Jun 2024




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2024 philboxing.com.