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Jaime Munguia vs Liam Smith report
Who won Munguia vs Smith?
Jaime Munguia beat Liam Smith by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st July 2018 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 119-108, 119-110 in favor of winner Jaime Munguia.
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 Machado vs Mensah for the WBA World Super Featherweight championship.
Munguia vs Smith stats
Jaime Munguia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Liam Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Munguia had a massive power advantage over Smith, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Smith's 54%.
Jaime Munguia was the younger man by 8 years, at 26 years old.
Munguia had a height advantage of 3 inches over Smith.
Both Jaime Munguia & Liam Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.
Munguia was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 9 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 54 less professional rounds, 178 to Smith's 232.
Liam Smith was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 154lb division.
Munguia vs Smith form
Munguia remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before 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 beat Gabriel Rosado on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Before that, he had won against 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.
Smith had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Liam Williams on 11th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Liam Williams on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 17th September 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Predrag Radosevic on 4th June 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
He had defeated ‘Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly on 19th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jaime Munguia had been fighting more than Liam Smith.
Going to this contest, Jaime Munguia had last fought 9 months and 11 days ago, while Liam Smith's last outing had been 5 years, 4 months and 11 days ago.
Munguia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Munguia vs Smith start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Munguia vs Smith?
Munguia vs Smith was broadcast on HBO in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BT Sport 1.
What were the odds on Munguia vs Smith?
Jaime Munguia was a 3/25 (-830) favourite going into the contest, while Liam Smith made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.
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