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Jaime Munguia has yet again lost an opponent due to injury, which has postponed his previously scheduled April return to the ring.

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Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) has once again lost an opponent for his previously scheduled April return to the ring. 

Originally, the 24-year-old former Junior Middleweight titleholder was set to defend his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight strap against veteran Maciej Sulecki, but Sulecki withdrew from the bout shortly after it was announced after suffering an injury. 

Following the news of Sulecki’s withdrawal, it was announced that D’Mitruis Ballard had been brought on as a replacement and that he and Munguia would do battle on April 23 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. 

Unfortunately, that fight won’t be taking place either, as The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger has reported that Ballard has suffered an elbow injury that has forced him to withdraw from the bout as well. has also reported that Munguia will no longer be fighting in April and that Golden Boy Promotions will now look to move the entire event, including the undercard, to a later date, which could take place in May. 

Munguia, a native of Tijuana, Mexico, won the WBO 154-pound title with a TKO victory over Sadam Ali in 2018. He then defended it five times, picking up victories over names like Liam Smith and Dennis Hogan in the process. Munguia then vacated his title and moved up to 160 pounds, where he scored back-to-back victories in 2020 over Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan and Tureano Johnson. 

Earlier this year, there were talks of a potential fight between Munguia and IBF titleholder Gennadiy Golovkin taking place, but that bout never came to fruition. Perhaps that idea will be revisited now that Munguia is again without an opponent, although there has been no indication of that just yet.  

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