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Who won Ali vs Munguia?
Jaime Munguia beat Sadam Ali by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super welterweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Vargas vs Hovhannisyan for the WBC World Super Bantamweight championship.
Ali vs Munguia stats
Sadam Ali stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jaime Munguia made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 28 wins and 0 draws, with 24 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Munguia had a massive power advantage over Ali, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Ali's 54%.
Sadam Ali was the older man by 8 years, at 34 years old.
Munguia had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ali.
Both Sadam Ali & Jaime Munguia fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ali was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 5 months earlier than Munguia, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 178 less professional rounds, 0 to Munguia's 178.
Jaime Munguia was ranked number 7 by the WBC and 4 by the WBO in the 154lb division.
Ali vs Munguia form
Ali had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Miguel Cotto on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Johan Perez on 29th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Casino Del Sol, Tucson.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jorge Silva on 28th January 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, USA.
Before that, he had beat Saul Corral on 17th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
He had been beaten by Jessie Vargas on 5th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington.
Munguia remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated ‘Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly on 11th June 2022 by knockout in the 5th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated D’Mitrius Ballard on 19th February 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Plaza de Toros, Baja California, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gabriel Rosado on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Kamil Szeremeta on 19th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Don Haskins Center, El Paso.
He had beat Tureano Johnson on 30th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jaime Munguia had been fighting more than Sadam Ali.
Going to this contest, Sadam Ali had last fought 4 years, 11 months and 29 days ago, while Jaime Munguia's last outing had been 5 months and 20 days ago.
Ali's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Munguia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ali vs Munguia start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ali vs Munguia?
Ali vs Munguia was broadcast on HBO in the US.
What were the odds on Ali vs Munguia?
Sadam Ali was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Jaime Munguia made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.