Jaime Munguia

40 - 0
32 KOs
middleweight

The son of a heavyweight boxer, Jaime “Rambo” Munguia, Jaime Jr. began boxing at a very young age. As a kid, he joined his father’s boxing gym and showed that he was a natural fighter who learned very quickly.

Fighter Stats

Height: 6' 1"
Birthdate: October 6, 1996
Age: 25
Birthplace: Tijuna, Mexico
Hometown: Tijuna, Mexico
Stance: Orthodox

Fighter Biography

Jaime Aaron Munguia Escobedo was born on Oct. 6, 1996 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The son of a heavyweight boxer, Jaime “Rambo” Munguia, Jaime Jr. began boxing at a very young age. As a kid, he joined his father’s boxing gym and showed that he was a natural fighter who learned very quickly. He proved to be one who could execute his daily routines both in and out of the ring. He was also very intelligent when it was time to fight.

Munguia had a strong amateur background, traveling around Mexico and earning medals at its national tournaments. However, instead of pursuing the Olympics, Munguia decided to debut in professional boxing. With the help of Fernando Beltran’s Zanfer Promotions, Munguia debuted on July 13, 2013 at only 16 years old in Tijuana, Mexico. He knocked out Manuel Mora in 2 rounds.

Since then, Munguia has been a very active boxer. That year he participated in three more fights and won all of them by knockout. In 2014, he fought four times at the four-round level, and in 2015 he participated in four more fights and graduated to the eight-round level. Munguia scored an important victory that year by defeating Julio Nario, who was undefeated at the time.

2016 was a key year in Munguia’s career. He had seven fights that year, and for the first time he fought outside of his home state, including once in Sonora and also in Nuevo Leon, and passed three tests against experienced rivals such as Ramiro Alcaraz, Alfredo Chávez and Álvaro Robles.

In 2017, Munguia fought on seven occasions against renowned rivals such as Juan Macías Montiel, Johnny Navarrete and Uriel González, making himself known throughout Mexico. Then, Munguia made his debut in the United States, when he defeated Paul Valenzuela in two rounds in a bout held in Las Vegas.

Last year, 2018, was Munguia’s best year yet. After knocking out José Carlos Paz in three rounds in a fight held in February, Munguia was mentioned as a potential opponent for Gennady Golovkin. However, the fighter was not authorized by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Looking back, Munguia appreciates this decision, as it allowed him to be available to fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship that same month, and with only two weeks’ notice. Munguia dropped Sadam Ali four times and stopped him in the fourth round to win the title in his New York debut.

His first defense was on July 21, also in Las Vegas, winning by unanimous decision against Liam Smith in a spectacular fight. Munguia then finished the year by defeating Brandon Cook via third-round technical knockout in the co-main event of Canelo vs. GGG 2.

In 2019, Golden Boy and Zanfer Promotions signed a strategic co-promotional agreement to promote Jaime Munguia. Now, with Golden Boy’s new partnership with DAZN, Munguia has an exciting new platform to establish himself as one of the rising stars in the sport.

To kick off the year in January, Munguia defeated Takeshi Inoue in a grueling 12-round bout resulting in a unanimous decision. Following this win, he went on to defeat Dennis Hogan by majority decision to retain the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title in April.

Now, on September 14, 2019, Munguia will defend his title again by fighting Ghanaian Patrick Allotey as main event of Golden Boy’s Mexican Independence Day card. They will face each other at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA.