Former WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO against Tureano Johnson (21-3-1, 15 KOs) on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Johnson gave Munguia all he could handle for five rounds. In round six, however, a crushing right uppercut from Munguia caused an extremely gruesome cut on Johnson’s lip that required the bout to be stopped after the round.
“I’m delighted to get the victory,” said Munguia. “He surprised us early in the fight. He has a style that makes one very uncomfortable. But my corner told me to adjust and find my distance. Then I found the right uppercut. I saw that he had gotten cut from it, and then it was just a matter of time. I am ready for all the best fighters of my division.”