The Mexican boxer assured that Ballard is a rival with a lot of experience, so he considers a great fight can be presented
Golden Boy Promotions confirmed that the Tijuana native Jaime Munguía will not face the Polish Maciej Sulecki on April 24 as announced, but on Friday, April 23, the undefeated American D’Mitrius Ballard in El Paso, Texas, in a match for the International Middleweight Championship of the World Boxing Organization.
Sulecki was a challenge of very good caliber for Munguía, who left the world super welterweight championship a few months ago to seek the two-time championship at a then-fired 160 pounds. With fighters like Jermall Charlo, Gennadiy Golovkin, Ryota Murata and Demetrius Andrade there, you definitely had to get in first to show you have the level to go looking for them, and while Sulecki had more experience, Ballard he is a good enemy.
“I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to fight Jaime Munguía,” said Ballard.. “I feel extremely blessed by everything that is happening around the world due to Covid-19 and all the problems that they are facing. This is the perfect opportunity to show who you are D’Mitrius Ballard and show my boxing skills. I am going to take advantage of this fight to relaunch into the world, “he added through a statement.
For Munguía, change should not change your focus. “These things happen in boxing, I have always had the mentality of being ready for any opponent,” he stressed. Munguía about. “I know that D’Mitrius Ballard He is a great fighter with a lot of experience as an amateur and as a professional, so I hope to give them a great fight to get closer and closer to the world championship opportunity, “he said.
“D’Mitrius Ballard he deserves an opportunity like this for a long time ”, said the promoter Oscar de la hoya. “This is the opportunity to show the world that you are ready for the best in the division. We wish Maciej Sulecki a speedy recovery, but I also want to make it clear that Ballard it is not just a replacement. It is a real threat ”, he sentenced.