The function will take place Saturday, April 1-3, 2019 at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and will be staged live entirely on DAZN.
ROBERT GASPARRI: Hello, everybody. Thanks for dialing in today to your Jaime Munguia versus Dennis Hogan international conference telephone ahead of their showdown for the WBO Junior Middleweight world title. Munguia will be making his long-awaited return to México because he looks to get his fourth defense with his Junior Middleweight world title. Hogan on the other hand is a Irish-born resident of Australia and he could be the No. 1 contender for the title Munguia holds. He is looking to fulfill his dream of being a world champion.
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We will now introduce today’s most participants on the conference call and follow up with a few questions and responses. Now, you want to hear by the challenger himself. Dennis?
DENNIS HOGAN: Yeah, how do? I only wish to say thank you very much for the call. I love everyone dialing in, and I want to let everyone know, since he said, my dream to become a world champion is quite strong, and now I ’ve been doing every thing in practice, ticking all the boxes and doing everything to make that happen. Training has been going tremendously well. I’ve made laser attention and that I visit myself lifting that title on April 13th in México. I love everybody else ’so support that I’ve had so much, and I’m excited about becoming even more following this aspect. Thanks for you.
ROBERT GASPARRI: Dennis, thank you so much. Now you want to introduce the trainer, who is recognized for having trained some of their best fighters in boxing. He also coached our chairman and CEO at Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya. Currently he is training Jaime Munguia because he adopts him to create his exciting struggle for this young celebrity. Please inquire Robert Alcazar to create a few comments. Robert?
ROBERT ALCAZAR: Hi, yes, thank you. Just how have you been really, everybody? We’reworking hard using Jaime Munguia daily. Jaime Munguia is ready, and Jaime Munguia is going to be prepared for the 13 Th. We’re simply basically looking forward to the day, and what’s going well for all of us.
ROBERT GASPARRI: finally, let’so hear some opinions from the WBO World Champion himself. Please inquire rising Mexican celebrity Jaime Munguia to say a few words. Jaime?
JAIME MUNGUIA: Good morning, everyone. I’m happy and that I feel ready. I’m prepared for this next fight, and thank you all for linking with this conference telephone.
ROBERT GASPARRIWe’re going to now open this up for a few questions from the media.
Q. Good morning, everybody. My question is to Jaime. Where do you see your self or where could you rank yourself on the list of Junior Middleweight belt holders that have Jarrett Hurd and Tony Harrison?
JAIME MUNGUIA: I would consider myself No. 1. The simple truth is, with all due respect, and I’m saying it together using as much maligned as feasible, that I feel as if I consider myself No. 1.
JAIME MUNGUIA: ” I have no body in mind right now. I’m going to keep fighting, keep fighting good competitions like Dennis Hogan, but that’S-A wonder for my own promoter Fernando Beltran.
Q. Jaime, a year you nearly got the Gennady Golovkin fight. How do you think that fight would have gone as opposed to now?
I am able to say I have the mentality of moving forwards and consistently feeling I will get my hand raised in success, so that I feel I would have won, however, no body really knows exactly what would’ve happened.
Q. How does this feel to struggle México, today returning as a star there, and knowing full well that Monterrey will become paralyzed that evening? It’s going to be at a stand still to trust you as a celebrity.
The reality is I’m happy to be coming back into México as some sort of champion. This could be the last location where I fought before I became a world champion and made most of my own defenses. So it’s very exciting to be coming back into México, coming straight back into Monterrey. It’so great. I love the city has a wonderful love for boxing, and I’ll be arriving with all the desire to not disappoint the fans and also give a fantastic fight.
Q. The same for Robert Alcazar; how does it seem to be taking Munguia straight back to México?
What better way than having some sort of winner in this city, Monterrey. It’s city which ’s very nice and also has a excellent love for boxing, and we’re going to make sure that we offer the best of us. We’re going to make sure that we offer a excellent show and a excellent struggle, and there’so lots of emotion involved. I’m pleased for the option, and also our promoters are giving us all to be taking us for this country, to Monterrey, at which it’s quite fine, and I wish to say this ’s an extra motivation and that we’ll not disappoint.
Q. It’s often asked to GGG, being on DAZN, if you had needed a fantastic deal, do you have fought Munguia, and he says, yeah. So could you guys if you had the opportunity to fight some one like GGG if given the opportunity?
JAIME MUNGUIA: Yup, we’d be considering that struggle with GGG now that he could be on DAZN. The truth is it would be quite a fantastic fight for all of us and for the people. 1 year past it couldn’t happen, but obviously it’SA possibility, of course when a year ago I believed ready, today I feel even more ready. So with pleasure we’d accept the struggle, but right now I’m focused on the struggle that I have on April 13th, but after that using pleasure we’d take this particular struggle.
ROBERT ALCAZAR: You’ll find all plans. There are plans to own this particular struggle, but we have to experience this struggle. But there are prospective conflicts. It will be some of the future conflicts. Ofcourse you want to own the largest struggles out there, of course when GGG is the next fight, then it’s the upcoming struggle. But my role will be to own Munguia ready to ensure whenever the promoter calls and asks him to struggle someone that he could be about to take on any challenge that the promoter decides is ideal for him.
Q. Jaime, I wanted to learn , I see that you added a brand new trainer to a team using Fernando Fernandez and a nurse. I know in the past you’ve spoken about moving upto 160 pounds rather soon, so using this particular addition, I’m wondering if you’re going to be more going on staying at 154 a bit longer than you were thinking only a few weeks past?
JAIME MUNGUIA: ” I really do have plans to move up to 160 pounds, maybe next year or to the next fight or maybe by the end of the year. The reality is that we continue to be saying that, but I feel good, and that I feel well making 154 for this particular struggle that I have on April 13th. But we have been considering a move up to 160.
Q. Dennis,” I’d want to receive your thinking onto this excellent opportunity that you have in hand of becoming the future world champion. What could it mean for you?
DENNIS HOGAN: Obviously it’SA dream of mine my life, however, the last eight years I’ve just narrowed down and I’ve ever been doing every thing possible to get this true. The last few years I’ve really gave every thing , I’t given my spirit and spirit in my practice to get this a reality, and that I really do believe in a few weeks I’ll make that happen.
I’m only — the hunger I have for this World Championship belt resembles nothing I’ve known before, when I’ve found narrowed in focused on something I truly want, I could achieve anything, so I know that I could achieve this and get the win. I have as good a team , we’re ticking all the boxes, and now that I have nothing but ultimate confidence. It means the entire world to me and my loved ones and my team to lift which belt for these and for myself.
Q. When you look at Jaime Munguia and you also study his past few fights, by way of instance, contrary to Takeshi Inoue, does one see any weaknesses in his game that you feel as if you may exploit on fight night?
DENNIS HOGAN: You know, each and every fighter is going to do little things here and there that you can exploit. I mean, even a fighter that doesn’t even make lots of mistakes, so there’s a gameplan you can work out to beat that fighter. So without saying too much about whatever holes Munguia may possibly be making, we’ve developed a gameplan to have the ability to conquer his personality, and anything it’s that anyone brings into the table. I’m consistently absolutely confident in my own ability, and also the game plan we exercised later Smith has we’ve ever been working on that ever since that time, and all that we’ve ever seen as correlates with this particular plan that we’ve ever made. I’ve ever already been ticking the boxes into practice and making sure I could execute that plan, and this ’therefore right now I’m so confident I’ll be world champion April 13th.
Q. My question is for Dennis Hogan. I needed to learn , there’SA whole good deal of attention added to Munguia anyplace he goes or anyplace both you guys go, but it appears to be a lot of attention is on him. A slew of the questions go to him. A good slew of people with this line are really speaking about a matchup with him against GGG. Do you in any way feel disrespected or does one truly really feel as if everybody including Munguia is Over-Looking you?
DENNIS HOGAN: to tell the truth, no. I’ve ever been the underdog alot in my own career. I know at which it’s at, and now that I know I know that the entire pressure is going to be on Munguia heading straight back into México and never having to struggle there.
You know, whatever way he deals with that, I don’t even believe that that’S-A significant strength in my gameplan anyway. My gameplan is place, and I’m available to perform whatever is necessary.
But you know, this ’s boxing; it’s business just as far as a sport, and everyone is looking to find out what the greatest struggles can be manufactured, so that I know it really is exactly what it really is. But I will be here in order to create an upset, with that I have a lot of confidence. So I like people asking who ’d like to struggle next because when other names have been mentioned, theyrsquo;re possibly the names I’ll be fighting .
Q. Dennis, kind of piggy backing off exactly what I just said, ” there ’s likely to become a whole lot of pressure on Munguia to do, particularly with things being in Mexico City. You on the other hand may probably arrive in, be considered a little bit more comfy. You just have one loss in your record. Do you think that that added pressure on him can probably affect him negatively at the struggle, and as you feel that you almost certainly don’have no pressure in any way, it’ll probably only give you the opportunity to go on the market, do exactly what you want to do and simply box?
I am just going to get out there and also become relaxed in that sense. But I will begin hardandfast, too, but fundamentally I’ll soon be relaxed.
Look, I had been mentioning, I know exactly what it’so like to own that pressure, and whether or not Munguia can deal with that is all good, but that’s something that we’re counting on. But you realize , it’s big stadium. There’SA lot of people there, also it’ll be intriguing to see what way that makes Munguia struggle or what way it goes, but again, we’ve got all of the boxes ticked. Thus in either case, it really is what it really is.
Q. Jaime, you’re being a really good celebrity since you were mentioned with GGG. You’ve simply gained a lot of traction and a lot of fans and you’ve performed very, effectively. I needed to learn , you’re pretty big for 54. Do you see yourself continuing at that weight? Is there any problems earning 54, or would you wind up moving upto 60 over the next year or so, or would you not plan on moving up to you collect most of the belts essentially?
JAIME MUNGUIA: Yup, you have observed I’m big for 154 pounds. It does take some work to accomplish it, but I’ve figured it out pretty well and gotten used to it, but it’s pretty inevitable. I don’t even know if it’s going to be for my second struggle or by the close of the year, but I’ll be moving to 160 pounds.
Q. This really is kind of a two-parter. As you confessed that you will be moving up to 160 fairly soon in to the near foreseeable future, ” I feel a bunch of people would really like to know on your second struggle, not needing Dennis at all, however in your second struggle, do you want to manage some one like a Jarrett Hurd or a Tony Harrison or even a Jermall Charlo? And my next question would be as you’re going to be performing infront of so many of your fans, you’re a fantastic fighter, you’ve knocked out a lot of people, but is there going to become any little added pressure to use to get that knockout in front of the people who came to see you?
JAIME MUNGUIA: Yes, it’SA significant pressure because everyone would like to see me win by knockout. But the facts are that I want to remain calm. Some times I am ’t even receive the knockout, so I must sustain my calmness, and also to answer the other question, whether it’so in 154 or 160 pounds, yes, I want to struggle Jarrett Hurd or perhaps a Tony Harrison.
Q. Dennis, I visit you’re training in Australia, you’re from Ireland, therefore you’re clearly well-traveled. But going to Monterrey, México, fighting in México, but using so many Mexican boxing fans too in Ireland, have you been excited for the opportunity to resist in México?
DENNIS HOGAN: Yeah, I mean, I think the Mexicans are like the Irish concerning getting into and giving it everything theyrsquo;ve got. I think it’s kind of the exact identical mentality the Irish and the Mexicans have. I understand it’SA excellent passion in Ireland and in México, and that I think a Irish versus a Mexican to get the World Championship,” I think that it doesn’t increase than that in terms of passion and heart and the supporters getting behind it, without doubt ’m very excitedabout
Q. Jaime, it’s going to be 12 months because you pumped out Sadam Ali for a world champion. In the last year how has your life shifted away out of the ring and from the ring? Is it something that you can kind of pinpoint how much your life has shifted in the last year?
We’ve got a greater life now. I’m residing in the fitness center, and now I ’m fighting one fight after another. It’s been a fantastic change, and also the stark reality is I’m pleased for this particular shift.
Q. Dennis, I don’t even think there’ll be a great deal of episodes flying down in Monterrey, so knowing that you’re going to really have a very aggressive audience down there, not perhaps on your corner, how do you handle that?
DENNIS HOGAN: Provided that there’s one flag which ’s flying, I & ’ll be happy, and ’s all I want. We will have some, and that I believe we’ll have a very vocal audience there between both Irish and Australians of support. Even if there wasn’t, I’ll offer them my laser attention. I’ll simply be cool, calm, collected, eyes on the prize and everything I want to complete, and also that’s all that things. However there is afew there anyway, so that’s going to be good in either case. But again, it doesn’t even matter to me.
Q. Robert or a person with golden-boy, the way are ticket sales ?
ROBERT GASPARRI: Ticket sales are doing very robustly. We call a sell out inside this struggle. Ticket sales are all strong. I don’t even have the numbers in front of me, but by what I hear, it’s really going well. I would think that the arena will be totally out of stock at Jaime’s hometown.
Q. Jaime, how does that make you feel hearing against Robert that you could have a sellout right down there?
It’SA big motivation. It’SA fantastic arena. It’s grandiose, it’so huge, down in Monterrey. So in order to see it full wouldbe very exciting for me, and then I ’m going to own all the desire and the will to make sure that we have a excellent struggle for everyone there.
Q. Jaime, the number of people pestered one to buy tickets?
JAIME MUNGUIA: Ha Ha, a lot of people.
Q. Robert, what are the plans to get Jaime Munguia? Do you watch him defend his title? Do you have him perhaps making big struggles in yet another branch later on? Which are the plans for Jaime Munguia?
ROBERT GASPARRI: ” The strategy — I will speak as the CEO out of Golden Boy, but Oscar and Eric and Fernando and Zanfer, we have excellent plans for Jaime. We’re going to get him into the greatest struggles. We simply have — all the way on the very top. He’ll struggle the most effective, and also we ’ll put him in bigger arenas, and we have a whole good deal, a lot of big plans for Jaime. And he’s exactly what it takes, so he’s arousing in the ring, and he’s in a position to — the fans love his personality, and we all ’re pleased to be working with him with Zanfer, and the sky’s the limit.
Q. This query is for Dennis Hogan. How does one train yourself mentally, particularly when you can find a great number of people who perhaps don’t even see you winning this struggle, they’re already asking questions regarding Golovkin, Canelo? How does one prepare mentally for a struggle once you’re maybe the underdog?
DENNIS HOGAN: Again, I’m only always about the larger picture. These outside little — what maybe a diversion to other individuals, they don’t even come into my brain, into my own head. It’s just sound sound. It’s just talk from other men and women.
My dream is quite real, and that I will feel this, and it’so with me. This ’so all I want to complete. It inspires me every single day, and that I proceed with that feeling and that I give everything I have. I’ve got a notion and a faith of what’so to come. Every thing that goes on around me simply means nothing. It’s only noise to me.
Where would you classify Jaime Munguia one of the additional fighters that you have worked with?
ROBERT ALCAZAR: Without a doubt, Munguia belongs to that set of fighters that you just mentioned. Without a doubt he keeps working, of course, when he keeps working, he’ll reach whatever he wants in this game, and that I have no doubt that he goes back to that elite list. He simply has to adapt himself and we have to offer him a little bit of time for you to be in that list, but he belongs in that list.
Q. Can you have him struggle some one like a GGG?
My responsibility is to have the fighter ready so that whenever the promoter asks, he could he and deliver ’so focused with this particular struggle. But right now he’s focused on the task he’s before him, and following that we’ll think later on about fights, but whatever names you mentioned, no doubt they could fight them.
Q. This concern is for Dennis. You’re moving in to the lion’s den, so to speak, down in México. Do you really feel just a little bit of pressure or added pressure to maybe having to pick the knockout, considering that you’re moving in the back of your opponent?
DENNIS HOGAN: to tell the truth, it doesn’t even faze me. For me, first of all , it’s going winning every exchange, winning every round, then after that, whatever happens happens. I don’t even feel any pressure at all whatsoever. As I said, I have a faith and belief that my hand is going to be increased. I shall get inside and give it everything I have, as I have in camp, and everything is going to be . I’ve come far with this particular faith and belief and my hard work, and that I think it will deliver on April 13th.
Q. We now have a few fans from our site that are out of Australia, and they’ve mentioned something about DAZN maybe not being offered on there just yet. I don’t even know how true that is or not. If this is the case, how will your family and friends going to make an effort to adhere to the struggle when you can or if there’s an alternative available to allow them to see?
DENNIS HOGAN: Well, so GBP has organized Epicenter TV. Epicenter.tv, it’s a online streaming and great quality, so that’s going to be something that every one in Australia can watch. And that I believe that there ’so one, maybe two stations in Ireland which ’will show it live on television. I really believe , I’m not positive if it’so locked in 100 percent, but I believe Eir Sport will show this, and that I think BoxNation may possibly be interested, too. Only that needs to be confirmed a hundred percentage. Proceed towards the GBP face book page, and when you’re looking from either end, and also the verification will be there for sure by the struggle.
Q. As of this point of being a true world champion, how essential can it be to remain busy?
JAIME MUNGUIA: it’s quite important. We have been in the big leagues now, to remain busy, to be concentrated. When you’re the planet winner you have to think more. You’ve got to do things that you didn’t even perform be more intelligent. So it’s equally very important to remain calm and become training, so it’s very important to do that now at this degree of fighting.
Q. How important will it be the kind of world winner who’s consistently with the folks? When I visit you, you consistently do the maximum possible to function as with the folks, to treat them well, to talk for them. Perhaps not a lot of world winners do so. Where does that come out?
JAIME MUNGUIA: It’s important, important for any athlete, so for any person to supply the sufficient interest to the individuals, and that I thank everyone. I thank most of them since it’s as a result of these that I am here. Minus the people, we’d be . So I decide to try to speak with all of them. I decide to try to dedicate them my struggles and treat them well because most of all , it’s always good to be considered a winner who’s with the folks.
ROBERT GASPARRI: Everyone else, thank you so much for that. Now, I wish to thank everybody for the conference telephone. Let’so discuss some final comments. Dennis, any final comments?
You know, I only — I’d just like to express how far I’m really excited about this particular struggle, how much excitement I think it’s going to attract into the fans to get boxing along with how good it’s going to become. I’m anticipating hearing the air from México, passionate country for boxingexactly the same as the Irish, same as the Australians, and also bring it all together and we’ll have one amazing night. For I’m really excited about it, and thank you for everyone for most of this.
JAIME MUNGUIA: I’m happy to be coming back to México. I’ve got a excellent competitor infront of me, and it’s a extra motivation. So I only want to dedicate this to all the individuals, most of the folks who support me, the press which ’s gift here, and I want to inform everyone that I’m going to offer him a excellent struggle this April 13 at Arena Monterrey.
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