In the co-main event of the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin pay-per-view undercard, rising Mexican star Jaime Munguia (31-0, 26 KOs) made quick work of Canada’s Brandon Cook (20-2, 13 KOs), knocking him down in the third round and finishing things off shortly thereafter.
Munguia has emerged as one of the top talents to watch in 2018, and in his fifth fight of the year, he gave fans at T-Mobile Arena another great show. His combination punching was lethal, particularly his left hook to the liver, and even though Cook was able to catch him on a few occasions, Munguia was way too powerful, strong, and skilled. The knockdown came via head shot in a close quarters exchange, with Cook taking a shot to the forehead. Cook beat the count, displayed his toughness, but Munguia was on the attack and just crushing his body with brutal punches, then Weeks intervened after Munguia landed several unanswered shots to the head.
This was always meant to be a showcase for Munguia, and we may see him back in the ring again before the year is over. Cook suffers the second defeat of his career, and much like his fight against Kanat Islam, it was by stoppage.
Official result: Jaime Munguia def. Brandon Cook by TKO at 1:03 in round 3, remains the WBO junior middleweight champion