Monday, March 4, 2024
Sports Gaming Digest FREE Digital Sports Magazine Subscription

Boxing Preview: Jaime Munguia (42-0, 33 KOs) vs John Ryder (32-6, 18 KOs)

Date Saturday, January 27 Live on DAZN

Start Time 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. UK (Sunday)

Main Event Ringwalks (Approx.) 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. UK (Sunday) 

Note: Subject to change depending on undercard fight durations.

Can I Watch on DAZN? Yes, in over 200 countries (excluding Mexico). Argentina, Chile, Colombia: Use the DAZN app to subscribe.

Location Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Betting Odds Jaime Munguia: -340  John Ryder: +250  Odds courtesy of Sports Odds Direct as of January 22.

Fighter Records Jaime Munguia: Mexican, Born Oct 6, 1996, Height 6′ 0″, Reach N/A, 42 fights, 42-0 (33 KOs) John Ryder: British, Born July 19, 1988, Height 5′ 9″, Reach 72″, 38 fights, 32-6 (18 KOs)

In a fight that could catapult him to the pinnacle of Mexican boxing fame, the unbeaten ex-World Champion Jaime Munguía (42-0, 33 KOs) will throw down with the UK’s former Interim World Champion John “The Gorilla” Ryder (32-6, 18 KOs) in a sizzling 12-round super middleweight clash. This electrifying night of boxing, brought to you by Zanfer Boxing and Matchroom Boxing, is set to light up the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, January 27, and will be beamed across the globe on DAZN.

“I’m over the moon to be back in the ring, especially in Phoenix with my supporters,” shared Jaime Munguía. “We recognize Ryder’s a formidable opponent, but we’re more than ready. Training never stopped. Plus, teaming up with Freddie Roach has been awesome. We’re geared up to deliver an unforgettable night of boxing, and after clearing this hurdle, I’m keen to see everyone again in May. Viva Tijuana and Viva Mexico!”

Jaime Munguía last graced the ring in June 2023, snatching the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Championship from the tough-as-nails former world title contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a bout hailed as a potential Fight of the Year. Munguía also reigned as the WBO Super Welterweight champion from 2018 to 2019, defending his title five times.

John Ryder chimed in, “I’m thrilled this fight’s happening. I’m set to start 2024 with a bang and leave a mark on January 27.”

Ryder, known for his resilience, lasted the distance against the current, undisputed world champ and boxing sensation, Canelo Alvarez, in May 2023. He’s taken down a slew of top fighters, notably Daniel Jacobs in 2022, and currently sits as the No. 5 super middleweight in Ring Magazine’s rankings.

Oscar De La Hoya, the Chairman and CEO, beamed, “On January 27, we’re crowning the next Mexican boxing superstar — Jaime Munguía. Fans, whether at the arena or watching on DAZN, shouldn’t miss the chance to see Munguía do what Canelo couldn’t — knock John Ryder out.”

Fernando Beltran, CEO of Zanfer Boxing, added, “We’re excited for Jaime’s return to the ring. We’re all set to showcase Munguía’s readiness to take on anyone, promising an epic night of boxing in Phoenix and for the world. Que Viva Mexico!”

Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Chairman, noted, “I’m delighted we’ve lined up another massive fight for John. His last outing against Canelo in Guadalajara was intensely challenging, but John’s bravery and performance earned him many new fans. Now, he’s up against another brilliant Mexican fighter, Jaime Munguía. We believe John will be Jaime’s toughest challenge yet and are confident of John dealing Jaime his first loss.”

Alfie Sharman, VP of DAZN, expressed, “The wait’s finally over. This is one of the UK’s biggest fights. The initial buzz was huge, but this time it’s even more significant. DAZN aims to bring the best fights to our subscribers, and this fight definitely fits the bill. So, make sure to tune in live and exclusively on DAZN.”

Munguía vs. Ryder, a 12-round fight, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Matchroom Boxing, available globally to DAZN subscribers, both live and on demand.

JAIME MUNGUÍA, FORMER WORLD CHAMPION: “Big thanks to Golden Boy and Zanfer for this shot. Ryder’s no walk in the park, but this fight’s my ticket to bigger things.”

“I’m not itching for a knockout of John Ryder. I’ve got the skills and I’m ready to rumble. If a KO comes, it’ll just be part of the game.”

FREDDIE ROACH, TRAINER TO JAIME MUNGUÍA: “Jaime Munguía? The guy’s got a punch like a sledgehammer. He’s in the gym day in, day out, busting his chops. This guy can go the distance any day.” F

ERNANDO BELTRAN, CEO OF ZANFER BOXING: “Working with Jaime Munguía? It’s been a wild ride, and I’m super proud of the guy. He’s as loyal as they come, and works like a beast. It’s been a blast being part of his journey.”

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GOLDEN BOY: “Today’s the day where the future kicks off. Jaime’s got a tough fight on his hands, but with Freddie Roach backing him up, we’re hoping he’ll pull off what Canelo couldn’t. We’re all in on Jaime Munguía and looking forward to an amazing 2024.”


Oscar  Collazo (8-0, 6 KOs) of Villalba, Puerto Rico, a trailblazer in the making, is gearing up to defend his WBO Minimumweight World Championship title. He’s squaring up against Reyneris Gutierrez (10-1, 2 KOs) of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Collazo, riding high on a knockout victory over Garen Diagan, aims to dazzle once more in a 12-rounder.

Oscar Collazo throws in his two cents: “With the countdown to my second world title defense ticking, I’m in top form. We’ve cooked up a solid game plan to triumph on January 27 and keep the crowd on their toes. Big thanks to Miguel Cotto Promotions and Golden Boy for slotting me in this spectacular card.”

On the DAZN Broadcast, watch out for Darius “DFG” Fulghum (9-0, 9 KOs), a knockout artist in the making. He’ll be defending his WBA Continental USA Super Middleweight Title against Alantez “SlyAza” Fox (28-5-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round battle. Also on the card, IBF Female Flyweight World Champion Gabriela “Sweet Poison” Fundora (12-0, 5 KOs) is set to defend her title against Christina Cruz (6-0, 0 KOs) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Starting off the DAZN broadcast, David Picasso Romero (26-0-1, 15 KOs) from Mexico City will fight Erik Ruiz (17-9-1, 7 KOs) of Oxnard, California in a 10-round super bantamweight bout.

The preliminary card features Daniel “Junebug” Garcia (7-0, 5 KOs) in a six-round lightweight scrap against Daniel Lugo (4-1, 1 KO) of Phoenix. Gregory Morales (15-1, 9 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas will throw down with Ronal Ron (14-4, 11 KOs) of Chino Hills, California in an eight-round super bantamweight fight. In a four-round bantamweight bout, Gael “El Terror” Cabrera (3-0, 2 KOs), a former Mexican Olympian, will face off against Miguel Ceballos (2-0, 2 KOs) of Peoria, Arizona. Opening the night, Johnny “Sugarcane” Cañas (2-0, 2 KOs) of Santa Ana, California will tangle with William Davis (2-1-1, 1 KO) from Oakland, California.

Sports Gaming Digest FREE Digital Sports Magazine Subscription

Related Articles

Latest Articles

Sports Gaming Digest Sports Magazine