The current junior middleweight champion of the World Boxing Organization, Jaime Munguia, is currently training in his native Tijuana with former world champion Erik ‘Terrible’ Morales, in the gymnasium of the North Zone, according to ESPN Deportes.

Munguia is waiting to receive a date for his next defense of the 154 pound world title.

Morales has been close to Munguia in the gym, as well as the well-known Fernando Fernandez, who already helped Munguía while getting ready to face Dennis Hogan last April in Monterrey, when he defended his world title in a closed decision for the fourth time.

It has not been established yet if Munguia will train full-time with Erik Morales and if the four-time world champion will have the availability for it, since he is currently a federal deputy, but in the coming weeks there could be news of whether or not the young boxer plans to continues with current coach Roberto Alcázar or goes in full-time with Morales.

In the bout with Hogan, the Mexican boxer showed a very vulnerable defense. He was tagged with hard combinations throughout the fight and there were many who felt Hogan had done enough to get the decision.

Hogan and his team filed a protest with the WBO, challenging the scores of the contest and demanding an immediate rematch. But the WBO had independent judges score the fight and they sided with the initial outcome and refused to order an immediate rematch.


By Miguel Rivera –

Former four division world champion Erik Morales admits that Juan Manuel Marquez has finally turned himself into a superstar attraction. For years, since their time in Top Rank a decade ago, the two fighters had heat with each other and the two of them have attacked each other in the press numerous times when discussions to stage a fight between the two of them have fallen apart. Marquez, nearly 40-years-old, will face WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on October 12th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

“You’re always looking for the right moment to achieve something important in your life. One aspires to have athletic achievements but you also aspire for other things like economic success. Marquez is a fighter who did a lot of things throughout his career, but nothing like he’s been able to accomplish today.  Marquez’s timing is unmatched, he beat [Manny] Pacquiao at the right time and he deserves the position that he’s earned. He’s become a star attraction. 10 years ago he was a good fighter but he didn’t mean as much as he does today. I think he is in the best moment of his career,” Morales said.–67434