Breakout Mexican star Jaime Munguia, who will make his second defense of his WBO junior middleweight world title on the September 15 GGG-Canelo PPV telecast against rugged Canadian contender Brandon Cook, spoke about the fight with reporters.
[On being the GGG-Canelo co-feature] I’m very happy to be able to participate in this big event full of stars. I’m happy, also, that I get to participate on the show date. I’m ready. I have trained really, really hard. I need to focus a lot. I’m excited and I can’t wait, and I’m ready for Saturday, next Saturday’s fight.
[On his opponent] Brandon Cook is a really good opponent, a really strong opponent. He has a lot of experience and is a strong and tough opposition. I need to be very careful with him because I’ve seen a couple of fights, and he looks when he’s hurt, he’s the most dangerous. I need to really focus on the fight and really be at my best on Saturday.
[On fighting on such a big card] I don’t have any pressure, extra pressure. I’m very relaxed. I know that I cannot have those things, pressure, because I need to do my job. That’s what I need to do. I need to focus on my job and my fast and my training, and the rest will take care of itself.
[On his approach to the fight] I learned a lot in the last fight. I learned not to get desperate, and in training camp, and what I trained in, and I’m basically with the mindset to go in and do my job, and that’s it. There is nothing extra. There is no pressure, just do my job, what I do every day in the gym, and I always feel relaxed. This is nothing new for me. It’s a fight between me and Brandon and nothing else.
The rest of the card, it’s different. I cannot have any control over what happens in the main event or the other cards. I just need to do exactly what I’m doing in training camp, and that’s it.