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Jaime Munguia takes on Maciej Sulecki on April 24 | FightBookMMA
March 31, 2021
EL PASO, TEXAS – Mexico’s largest rising star Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) will face his hardest problem thus far as he defends his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship in opposition to Maciej Sulecki (29-2, 11 KOs) in a 12-round battle on Saturday, April 24 at The College of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Middle below strict COVID-19 fan security protocols and with a diminished occasion capability beneath 40%. For detailed COVID-19 occasion security fan protocols, click on right here or go to http://www.utepspecialevents.com.
The battle will probably be streamed dwell solely on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico. Just like Garcia vs. Campbell, the occasion will characteristic an earlier begin time of 12:30 p.m. PT/ 1:30 MDT/3:30 ET to maximise the viewers throughout North America and Europe.
Further info concerning the undercard will probably be introduced quickly.
“There isn’t any extra thrilling a middleweight on the earth right this moment than Jaime Munguia, and each time he fights, he brings big knockout energy into the ring,” mentioned Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Sulecki is a troublesome buyer who gave Danny Jacobs all he can deal with, but when Munguia can cross this take a look at, a world championship battle is true across the nook.”
Munguia is a 24-year-old former world champion from Tijuana, Mexico who leaped onto to the best ranges of the tremendous welterweight division by knocking out Sadam “World Child” Ali to seize the WBO title. Munguia then defended his title in opposition to Liam “Beefy” Smith, Brandon “Dangerous Boy” Cook dinner, Takeshi Inoue, Dennis Hogan and Patrick Allotey. After 5 defenses at junior middleweight, Munguia moved as much as 160 kilos to seize the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title in opposition to Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan, which he defended in opposition to Tureano Johnson. Munguia appears to show the brand new abilities he’s acquired below head coach Erik “El Horrible” Morales in opposition to the hardest problem of his profession thus far.
“I really feel very blissful to be returning on April 24 in opposition to Maciej Sulecki,” mentioned Munguia. “It is going to be a fantastic battle in opposition to nice challenger. We’re coaching at 100% to be in one of the best of situations, and we promise to ship an thrilling battle.”
Sulecki is a Polish contender who has scored knockout victories in opposition to Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. and countryman Grzegorz Proksa. The 31-year-old puncher has solely suffered two defeats, which had been in opposition to Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs and Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. Sulecki believes Munguia is standing in his means of one other title shot.
“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 in opposition to a few of the better of this division. On April 24, I’ll present the world that I’m a high middleweight contender and that I deserve one other world title shot.”
“Maciej Sulecki may be very enthusiastic about this chance to check his abilities in opposition to Jaime Munguia,” mentioned Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing. “That is the right problem to show that Sulecki deserves one other world title shot, and it has all of the substances to make for an action-packed battle.”
Munguia vs. Sulecki is a 12-round battle for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title introduced by Golden Boy in affiliation with Zanfer Promotions and Warrior’s Boxing. The occasion is sponsored by Tecate “The Official Beer of Boxing” and Hennessy “By no means Cease. By no means Settle.” The battle will happen on Saturday, April 24 on the Don Haskins Middle in El Paso, Texas, and will probably be streamed dwell solely on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico, starting at 12:30 p.m. PT/1:30 MDT/3:30 ET.
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