Jaime Munguía will fight against D’Mitrius Ballard next February 19, according to Mike coppinger from ESPN.
“Sources: Jaime Munguía Y D’Mitrius Ballard have reached an agreement for a middleweight fight on February 19, in DAZN”, Reported Coppinger. “Munguía Y Ballard they were going to fight last year, but Ballard suffered an injury ”.
Sources: Jaime Munguia and D’Mitrius Ballard have struck a deal for a middleweight fight on February 19 on DAZN. Munguia and Ballard were slated to meet last year before Ballard suffered an injury. https://t.co/aaVNIyGq2H
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) January 6, 2022
The Tijuana native and the American were going to face each other in April 2021, but D’Mitrius He suffered an injury that prevented him from entering the ring.
Munguía fought twice in 2021. He beat Kamil Szeremeta and then to Gabriel Rosado on his way to search for one of the middleweight championships.
The CMB He has it with mandatory contest against the Dominican Carlos Adames, but its promoter Fernando Beltran revealed that first they plan to make the confrontation with Ballard and later with Adams, or even Gennady Golovkin.
“We want to be patient and analyze if after this fight he is ready to go against GGG or we go with Adames“, He assured Fernando Beltran, President of Zanfer Promotions.
Jaime Munguía will face D’Mitrius Ballard
For its part, Ballard returned after nearly two years of inactivity to beat Paul Valenzuela Jr. by unanimous decision, on November 13, 2021.
Although there is still no defined headquarters, it is known that the team of Munguía intends to hold the fight in the Mexico City as previously confirmed to LEFT PUNCH.
“We want this fight to be in the City,” he said. Fernando Beltran. “We are doing everything possible to make it happen.”
Jaime Munguía is looking to become world champion in two different divisions, after the passage he had through the super welterweight division, where he was monarch for the OMB.
He has been in four middleweight contests, only one of which went the distance. In the other three he defeated his opponents by knockout: Gary O’Sullivan, Tureano Johnson Y Kamil Szeremeta.