Munguia-Kelly Final Press Conference

Munguia Kelly
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Undefeated middleweight contender and former 154lb champion Jaime Munguia (39-0, 31 KOs) and former world title challenger Jimmy “Kilrain” Kelly (26-2, 10 KOs) hosted their final press conference Thursday in advance of Saturday’s clash at Anaheim’s Honda Center in a 12-round super middleweight fight, live on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico.

Jaime Munguia: “I am happy with my training camp. I think we are well prepared, and we will show it off this Saturday. There have been some opportunities that didn’t happen. Let’s hope that they do happen in the future. Jimmy Kelly is a great fighter, he has all my respect, but I think I will raise my hands in victory on Saturday.”

Jimmy Kelly: “At the end of the day, it’s me in the ring. I’ve been to Australia and got robbed, and I came back and beat Kanat Islam. I got an opportunity here, and I’m looking forward to it. I’m going up against one of the best, and I’m confident I will get the job done. I also want one of those Rolexes…I’m going to be fighting my ass off.”

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  • Basically, a tune up fight for Munguia. Kelly will have a rude awakening once he feels the onslaught of Munguia’s arsenal with a high work rate. Kelly will fold up mid to late rounds. Munguia on a TKO.

    • I was surprised Munguia did not take on Mosely Jr. Mosely coming off a victory over Rosado maybe as hot as he is ever going to be. I think the fight would sell and generate some excitement.

  • Tend to agree Scooby. I don’t know much about Kelly but he looks smaller, not much power based on his record. Poor man’s version of Canelo vs Fielding. Mungia needs a meaningful fight after this one

  • Munguia looks impressive against mediocre opposition. He lost against Dennis Hogan in Mexico, that was a hometown decision, never gave him a rematch. The minute he steps up in competition he will get exposed.

  • After Munguia earns a KO victory against Kelly, I hope Munguia will step up his competition by fighting Eubank, Jr.

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