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Even before Jaime Munguia is set to fight Patrick Allotey on Saturday night in a boxing match you can live stream on DAZN, the junior middleweight star is already planning his next move. The 154-pound titlist, who struggled mightily to retain his title in a somewhat controversial decision victory in April, has announced he’ll move up to middleweight and 160 pounds after Saturday.
It’s a somewhat anti-climatic move in the junior middleweight division since potential Munguia fights vs. Jermell Charlo, Jarrett Hurd, or Julian Williams would have been fun to see. Instead, Munguia said his body is outgrowing the weight class.
“I am a young guy who’s still growing. I’m only 22,” Munguia told the Athletic. “When I move up to 160 pounds … I’ll stand as one of the biggest and tallest 160-pound fighters.”
First, though, he’ll have to get by Allotey, a veteran who’s still relatively unknown on the global stage but who could give Munguia a challenge.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream the Munguia vs. Allotey fight on DAZN.
Jaime Munguia vs. Patrick Allotey
- When: Saturday, Sept. 13 at 9pm ET
- Where: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California
- Streaming: DAZN
- Cost: $19.99 per month or $99.99 for one year
The only legal way to watch Munguia vs. Allotey in the U.S. is on DAZN. Since September 2018, the streaming service has put on some of the most important fights in boxing. Though Canelo Alvarez, boxing’s biggest star, played tug-of-war with the service in finding his next opponent and though it caused a potential rift between him and his promoter, DAZN broadcasted him beating one of the top middleweight contenders in Daniel Jacobs a few months ago. DAZN also showcased Andy Ruiz upsetting Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight championship (DAZN will show the rematch in December), and it featured Gennadiy Golovkin’s streaming service debut in June. And don’t forget about November’s Logan Paul vs. KSI rematch.
DAZN costs $19.99 per month or $99.99 for the entire year, but for fight fans, it’s been well worth it. It streams more than 100 fight cards per year—that includes a number of MMA cards with Bellator—and you can watch some of the best boxers in the world (Alvarez, Joshua, and Golovkin) and some of the potential rising stars (Devin Haney, Regis Prograis, and Vergil Ortiz Jr). DAZN says it’s doing its best to try to kill the longtime boxing PPV model, but another perk of a subscription is getting to watch fighters like Munguia that should get your blood pounding as the fists begin flying.
DAZN works with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and both iOS and Android phones. All you have to do is download the DAZN app and log-in with your subscription credentials. You can also stream via computer browsers Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera. (You can read our full DAZN review here.)
Munguia vs. Allotey: Why it matters
Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) made his first mark on the boxing scene in May 2018 when he absolutely destroyed Sadam Ali to take his title. Since then, he’s beaten solid veteran Liam Smith and then dominated his next two opponents.
But he ran into trouble vs. Dennis Hogan in his last fight and Munguia was lucky enough to escape with a majority decision win (even Munguia said he thought it was a draw). Munguia has never been known as a technically skilled fighter or even a competent defender. He’s more of a power puncher, and thus far, that’s served him well in his career. But plenty of his weaknesses were exposed by Hogan.
Now, Munguia has a new trainer in Hall of Fame boxer Erik Morales, and he apparently has renewed confidence.
“In Jaime Munguia’s last fight, he was criticized a lot,” Morales said during a recent press conference. “He showed vulnerabilities in his defense. However, he has a lot of potential. He’s young, strong and can hit very hard. We haven’t changed much. Rather, we’ve strengthened his combinations and focused on his offense. We’ve made some minor changes in his defense, but it will nevertheless make a difference.”
Oddsmakers have made Munguia a -3100 betting favorite, meaning you’d have to wager $3,100 to win a paltry $100, and it’s not difficult to see why. Allotey (40-3, 30 KOs) has a glittery record, but he’s never beaten an elite opponent. He was knocked out in the second round by his most well-known foe, Patrick Teixeira, in 2015, and four fights ago, the Ghana native faced somebody with a 4-22 record (that kind of subpar opposition this far into a fighter’s career is hardly ever a good sign). Still, Munguia said he’s a little wary.
“We know that Allotey is strong, fast, and has a lot of knockouts,” he told reporters recently. “We will have to be very careful about that. But I’ll be looking to give a great show, and I’ll look for the knockout.”
Said Allotey: “I respect Munguia. He is a great fighter. But I’m an African warrior, so you know I’ll be coming to cause a big surprise.”
Munguia vs. Allotey live stream schedule
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Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.