In the Golovkin Vs Alvarez co-main event in Las Vegas, Jaime Munguia, 31-0-(26), of Tijuana, Mexico defended his WBO Junior Middleweight Title with at third-round tko victory against Brandon Cook ,20-2-(12) of Ontario, Canada.
The fight was stopped at 1:03 of the third round.
“This was part of my development,” said Jaime Munguia. “I was not as focused in my last fight. But this time I came more relaxed. I was looking for the knockout too much. But now you’ve seen the results of my work. With each fight you will see me getting better. 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.”
“He kept hitting me in the hip and gave me a lot of low blows,” said Brandon Cook. This surprised me because the referee is experienced and didn’t give Munguia a warning. He’s tough, and it is what it is, and I hope to come back soon. I appreciate the support my Canadian fans have given me.”
Lemieux Destroys O’Sullivan in 1
David Lemieux (40-4, 34KOs) of Montreal, Canada defeated Gary O’Sullivan (28-3, 22KOs) of Cork, Ireland via knockout in the first round of a middleweight bout scheduled for 12 rounds. Lemieux earned a chance at the WBA Middleweight Title by stopping O’Sullivan at 2:44 seconds of the aforementioned round.
“I was very happy to win. I’m a happy middleweight,” said David Lemieux. “I felt great, and I’m in superb shape. I always give you guys a great knockout and a great fight. I’m looking forward to doing it again. Don’t mess with me – when O’Sullivan talked, I kept it in me. I bring it to the ring, I don’t disrespect my opponents. I don’t trash talk. Canelo and Golovkin are two excellent fighters. I’m looking forward to fighting them both.”
“Unfortunately, this is boxing,” said Gary O’Sullivan. “I got caught, and it just so happens it was against a 179-pound light heavyweight who caught me. That was a big weight discrepancy at fight time.”
Vergil Ortiz Jr. (11-0, 11KOs) of Dallas, Texas defeated Roberto Ortiz (35-3-2, 26KOs) of Torreon, Mexico via technical knockout in the second round of a super lightweight fight originally slated for eight rounds.