Jaime Munguia. Picture by Matt Heasley/ Hogan Photographs/ GBP
EL PASO, TEXAS (March 31, 2021) – Mexico’s largest rising star Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) will face his hardest problem to this point 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 beneath strict COVID-19 fan security protocols and with a lowered occasion capability beneath 40%. For detailed COVID-19 occasion security fan protocols, click on right here.
The combat might be streamed dwell completely on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico. Much like Garcia vs. Campbell, the occasion will function 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 data relating to the undercard might be introduced quickly.
“There isn’t a extra thrilling a middleweight on this planet right this moment than Jaime Munguia, and each time he fights, he brings large knockout energy into the ring,” mentioned Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Sulecki is a tricky buyer who gave Danny Jacobs all he can deal with, but when Munguia can move this take a look at, a world championship combat is correct 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 seems to be to display the brand new expertise he’s acquired beneath head coach Erik “El Horrible” Morales in opposition to the hardest problem of his profession to this point.
“I really feel very pleased to be returning on April 24 in opposition to Maciej Sulecki,” mentioned Munguia. “It is going to be an awesome combat 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 manner of one other title shot.
“I’m very excited for the chance to return to america and combat in the principle occasion of such an enormous card,” mentioned Sulecki. “Jaime Munguia is a robust, 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 prime middleweight contender and that I deserve one other world title shot.”
“Maciej Sulecki could be very enthusiastic about this chance to check his expertise in opposition to Jaime Munguia,” mentioned Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing. “That is the proper problem to display that Sulecki deserves one other world title shot, and it has all of the components to make for an action-packed battle.”
Munguia vs. Sulecki is a 12-round combat 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 combat will happen on Saturday, April 24 on the Don Haskins Middle in El Paso, Texas and might be streamed dwell completely on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico, starting at 12:30 p.m. PT/1:30 MDT/3:30 ET.
Tickets for Munguia vs. Sulecki go on sale Friday, April 2 at 10:00 am MDT and are priced at $200, $100, $60 and $35 not together with relevant service prices. In an effort to advertise social distancing, tickets might be offered in pods/groupings of two, 3, 4 and 6 individuals solely. To cost by cellphone with a serious bank card, name 915-747-5234. Tickets will even be accessible for buy at http://www.utepspecialevents.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Press launch courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions.