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Jaime Munguia upcoming fight

Jaime Munguía (36-0, 29 KOs) refines details for his clash with the American D’Mitrius Ballard (20-0, 13 knockouts), who replaces the Polish Maciej Sulecki (29-2, 11 KOs), because this The latter injured his back in a sparring session.

The clash between Munguía and Ballard will take place on April 23 at the Don Haskins Center at the University of Texas in El Paso. The original date, April 24, was modified by DAZN. The event will begin in the afternoon, at 2:30 p.m., CDMX time.

After reigning at 154 pounds, with five successful defenses, Jaime had two hits as a solid middleweight, a division that has monarchs like Jermall Charlo (WBC), Ryota Murata (WBA), Gennady Golovkin (IBF), and Demetrius Andrade (WBO). )).

“We have great challenges. At 160 pounds I have felt stronger, I feel that our boxing has improved, our technique, alongside Érik Morales, “said the 24-year-old from Tijuana, in an interview with ESTO.

By inertia, the name of ‘GGG’ Golovkin came up, with whom he was going to face in May 2018, but Nevada did not authorize it. Golovkin was appointed for next May, but the negotiations did not come to fruition.

“That’s right, against Golovkin it has not been done for one reason or another. We hope that at the end of this year we can have one of those great fights, but now we are focused on my next fight ”.

On what he expects from D’Mitrius Ballard, he said: “He is a younger fighter (28 years old, by Sulecki’s 32), he is undefeated, he wants to get ahead, so he will arrive with great motivation, just like us. We are going to try to adjust to his style so that it is a great fight for the public ”.

Munguía said he was happy with the response from fans in his previous fights in Texas. “They are always supporting us, they have always received us with great affection and we are very grateful. I want to tell everyone that on Friday the 23rd I am waiting for you, we are going to give you a great fight, we are ready for whatever comes from Ballard ”.

José Luis Camarillo | esto.com.mx

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