From the outside looking in, Jaime Munguia has put together the sort of sparkling record that will impress even the harshest of critics. However, after dissecting his ledger even further - fans, media pundits, and even his contemporaries, including Shawn Porter, are left wanting more.

With 41 career fights and nearly 10 years of experience under his belt, Munguia has fought only two former world champions -the first coming in the form of a grotesque mismatch against Sadam Ali in 2018. Shortly after, Munguia would go on to face former transient championship belt holder, Liam Smith.

Adding fuel to his detractors, the 26-year-old wrapped up a mundane 2022 schedule following a third-round knockout win over Gonzalo Gaston Coria this past weekend. Baffled by Munguia’s decision to take on the unheralded journeymen, Porter was stupefied when he discovered that Coria was the first southpaw Munguia faced throughout the entirety of his career.

At this point, considering his horrific record and uninspiring schedule, Porter has come to the conclusion that Munguia's ledger is nothing more than cannon fodder.

“You got 41 fights and you have never fought a southpaw?” Questioned Porter on The Porter Way Podcast Clips. “Are you really getting him ready for something? Or you just putting him in the ring, getting him 41 wins? That’s what makes me feel this is a built-up record.”

Despite being routinely chastised, at the drop of a promotional hat, Munguia was on the verge of facing the type of opposition that fans have long been hoping for. With both the Mexican product and Jermall Charlo agreeing to terms for a middleweight unification bout, a star-making performance was seemingly a lock.

However, as is often the case in the boxing world, promotional differences saw their 160-pound showdown go by the wayside. Still, in any event, while Porter isn't willing to place the crux of the issues at Munguia’s feet, he did admit that the time has now arrived for the middleweight contender to step up to the plate.

“There building him to be great but now it’s time to start seeing him against better competition.”