Freddie Roach: “Jaime is better than I thought”
International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer, Freddie Roach, will look for WBC Silver champion Jaime Munguia to show all of his skills when he faces the British boxer John Ryder (32-6, 18KO), in Phoenix, Arizona this weekend.
27-year-old Jaime Munguia has been working with Roach for more than four months at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California and they have made a great team, according to Freddie in an interview with Boxingscene.com.
“Jaime is better than I thought. He is a very complete fighter with many qualities. From the first day we have worked a lot. It is fun to work with him. We have worked on combinations, being more of an attacking movement and not a counterpuncher. He is “doing very well.
“He has a great offense. He is a good boxer, he has good footwork and his combinations are very, very good. We have formed a good work team and we are going to show it.”
Mexican Munguia will fight for the first time Saturday night, January 27, since his epic battle with Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko in June last year.
“The Gorilla” from Islington, John Ryder, lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Canelo Álvarez in his most recent fight, but also won a lot of respect and new fans Stateside
DAZN will broadcast Munguia-Ryder as the main event of a card presented by Golden Boy Promotions from the Footprint Center, the home stadium of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.