EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Boxing is again on the Don Haskins Middle.
Mexico’s largest rising star, Jaime Munguia (36-Zero, 29 KOs), will face his hardest problem so far when he will get into the ring to defend his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship towards Maciej Sulecki (29-2, 11 KOs) in a 12-round bout on Saturday, April 24 on the Don Haskins Middle in El Paso, Texas.
Capability at ‘The Don’ might be at 40% and beneath strict COVID-19 protocols.
The battle will air completely on DAZN. So as to maximize viewership, an earlier begin time has been set for 1:30 p.m. MT.
“There isn’t a extra thrilling a middleweight on this planet as we speak than Jaime Munguia, and each time he fights, he brings enormous knockout energy into the ring,” mentioned Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “[Maciej] Sulecki is a troublesome buyer who gave Danny Jacobs all he can deal with, but when Munguia can go this check, a world world championship battle is true across the nook.”
Munguia is a local of Tijuana, Mexico, and leaped onto the very best of ranges of the tremendous welterweight division by knocking out Sadam “World Child” Ali to seize the WBO title. He then defended his title towards Liam “Beefy” Smith, Brandon “Dangerous Boy” Prepare dinner, Takeshi Inoue, Dennis Hogan, and Patrick Allotey. Munguia moved as much as 160 kilos to seize the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title towards Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan, which he efficiently defended towards Tureano Johnson.
“I really feel very completely satisfied to be returning on April 24 towards Maciej Sulecki,” mentioned Munguia. “It is going to be an important battle towards an important challenger. We’re coaching at 100% to be in one of the best of circumstances, and we promise to ship an thrilling battle.”
Sulecki is a Polish contender who has scored knockout victories towards Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. and Grzegorz Proksa. The 31-year-old has been defeated simply twice in his profession — towards Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs and Demetrius “Boo Boo” andrade.
“I’m very excited for the chance to return to the US and battle in the principle occasion of such a giant card,” mentioned Sulecki. “Jaime Munguia is a powerful, younger warrior, however I’ve fought towards a few of the better of this division. On April 24, I’ll present the world that I’m a high middleweight contender and I deserve a world title shot.”
Tickets go on sale by way of Ticket Grasp on Friday, April 2 at 10 a.m. MT and are priced from $35 as much as $200. In an effort to advertise social distancing, ticket might be bought in pods of two, three, 4, and 6 individuals solely.