Jaime Munguia drops & stops John Ryder in ninth round

Munguia TKO's Ryder live from Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona

Jaime Munguia came out victorious against John Ryder live from Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, January 27. Mexico’s former world champion dominated British former title challenger in their headline-bout at super middleweight.

Referee Wes Melton stopped the fight at 1 minute and 25 seconds into the ninth round after Ryder’s corner threw in the towel and the bell started to ring. On his way to victory by TKO, Munguia, sent his opponent to the canvas in the second and fourth rounds, and twice in the ninth round.

Undefeated former WBO super welterweight champion Jaime Munguia made his first ring appearance since last June, when he scored a unanimous decision against Sergiy Derevyanchenko after 12 rounds. The 27-year-old of Tijuana retained the WBC ‘Silver’ 168-pound strap and improved his record to 43-0, 34 KOs.

Post-fight Munguia said he was looking for a chance to fight Canelo Alvarez.

Former two-time world title challenger John Ryder lost his second fight in a row, following his defeat by unanimous decision against Canelo Alvarez last May. The 35-year-old southpaw of Islington, London dropped to 32-7, 18 KOs.

“I’m really happy because I worked hard to get ready for this,” Jaime Mumguia said post-fight. “I know a lot of people didn’t believe in me, and this is the result of hard work. We are ready for 168.”

“You are correct; last time, I was just throwing punches like crazy, but this time, my timing was better. My timing was perfect.”

“Ryder is a great fighter, and we are ready to keep on going. I’m motivated for the next fight, and it’s going to be better than this one, and it’s going to keep getting bigger.”

“We want the best of the best in 168. We are going to be world champions. It would be a great fight amongst Mexicans, and if Canelo gives us the chance, it would be an honor to share the ring with him.”

Get Munguia vs Ryder full fight card results.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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