Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) successfully defended his WBO Intercontinental middleweight championship with a technical knockout victory against late-replacement Kamil Szeremeta (21-2, 5 KOs) at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center and live on DAZN. After receiving several rounds of punishment, Szeremeta’s corner called a stop to the fight after the sixth round.
“I was surprised at his ability to take punishment,” said Munguia.
“He has all my respect because he could take a lot of punishment. I was really trying to work my offense in this fight and try different things. Then I began to pressure him and change the distance at which I fought."
Munguia said he was now looking to get a world title fight by the end of the year. And if that's not possible, then he wants a showdown with veteran Gabe Rosado.
"Hopefully, I can fight for a world title at the end of this year. If not, I would like to fight Gabriel Rosado,” Munguia said.
Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs) of Philadelphia saw action in the co-feature, when he scored a one-punch knockout victory against Uzbek standout Bektemir Melikuziev (7-1, 6 KOs).
After getting tagged with a big body shot and going down in the first round, Rosado landed a fight-finishing right hand at 1:21 of the third round - which sent Melikuziev down face first on the mat.
"I knew I would have to dig deep," said Rosado. "I had more experience than he, but he's very strong and throws heavy shots. I was trying to time him, but he caught me with the body shot. He didn't drop me, but I took a knee to recover. And then I got the win."