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Report- Jaime Munguia Main Event For El Paso Cancelled

Golden Boy Made New Jaime Munguia Opponent Official Friday

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Report- Jaime Munguia Main Event For El Paso Cancelled

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Report- Jaime Munguia Main Event For El Paso Cancelled

WBO #1 Middleweight contender Jaime Munguia had hoped to headline the Golden Boy Promotions/DAZN show in El Paso, TX, for Friday night April 23rd. However, for the second time in a week, his opponent has been injured and now, his fight is cancelled altogether.

This, according to Mike Coppinger of the Athletic, who tweeted overnight Wednesday that unbeaten D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard, who was to have taken the place of injured contender Maciej Sulecki, is now also hurt.

The bout was to have taken place April 23rd at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center, headlining on DAZN worldwide (excluding Mexico) beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MDT/9:00 p.m. ET.

We will wait for word later Wednesday from Golden/Boy and DAZN, as to whether the rest of the card will continue or if it will be scrapped altogether?

As for the Mexican 24 year old Munguia, he’s 36-0 with 29 KOs. and became WBO Super Welterweight champ by knocking out Sadam Ali in May of 2018 .

Munguia then went on to defend his 154 lb. world title against Liam Smith, Brandon Cook, Takeshi Inoue, Dennis Hogan and Patrick Allotey over the next two years. After five defenses at Junior Middleweight, Munguia moved up to 160 pounds to capture the WBO’s “Intercontinental Middleweight Title” against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan, and most recently defended against Tureano Johnson whom he stopped in October of last year.

Those victories have him currently ranked #1 and in position for a bout with fellow unbeaten WBO World Champ, Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. Andrade will take on Britain’s Liam Williams this Saturday night in Hollywood, Florida. And, it was expected that, if both were victorious in consecutive weeks, Andrade-Munguia would have been their next bout for this Fall.

And, that still may be the case, with Munguia having already fought twice at 160 lb.

For now, we wait to see if Golden Boy will try to reschedule him for a fight later in May, etc. or just point towards the likely title matchup with Andrade.

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