Effectively, that didn’t take lengthy.
Mike Coppinger experiences that, only a week after DAZN formally revealed his April twenty fourth battle with former tremendous welterweight champion Jaime Munguia, onetime title challenger Maciej Sulecki has withdrawn attributable to harm. Per Coppinger, unbeaten D’Mitrius Ballard is “being significantly thought-about” as a substitute.
Jason Quigley says he’s down as properly.
The 28-year-old Ballard (20-0-1, 13 KO) hasn’t seen motion since December 2019, when he battled Yamaguchi Falcao to a draw. He was briefly tied to a possible title shot in opposition to Demetrius Andrade final 12 months, however nothing ever got here of it. Regardless of the layoff, he’s a strong prospect and positively higher than the overwhelming majority of late-notice replacements Golden Boy and co. may doubtlessly scrounge up; he may positively give Munguia (36-0, 29 KO) check, because the Mexican teen had his arms full with Tureano Johnson in his divisional debut earlier than peeling a part of Johnson’s face off with an uppercut.
The cardboard is at present scheduled to happen within the afternoon for the sake of Sulecki’s Polish followers. It’s unclear whether or not that may nonetheless be the case, although transferring it to prime time would end in a head-to-head conflict with Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz on ESPN+.