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24-year-old Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) is set to face the toughest test of his career, as the rising Mexican contender will meet Maciej Sulecki (29-2, 11 KOs) on April 12 in a 12-round Middleweight bout live on DAZN

The bout, which will take place at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center, was officially announced earlier this week by DAZN and Golden Boy Promotions

“There is no more exciting a middleweight in the world today than Jaime Munguia, and every time he fights, he brings huge knockout power into the ring,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy.  “Sulecki is a tough customer who gave Danny Jacobs all he can handle, but if Munguia can pass this test, a world championship fight is right around the corner.”

Munguia, who will defend his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title against Sulecki, made a name for himself at 154 pounds when he knocked out Sadam Ali in 2018 to win the WBO Junior Middleweight title. He then defended that title five straight times, beating names like Liam Smith and Dennis Hogan along the way. 

The Tijuana native then moved up to Middleweight in January 2020 and stopped Gary O’Sullivan before scoring another stoppage victory over Tureano Johnson in his most recent fight last October. 

“I feel very happy to be returning on April 24 against Maciej Sulecki,” said Munguia. “It will be a great fight against great challenger. We are training at 100% to be in the best of conditions, and we promise to deliver an exciting battle.”

The 31-year-old Sulecki, meanwhile, is a native of Poland who has previously challenged for a world title at 160 pounds. He’s won three of his last four bouts and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Sasha Yengoyan this past August. 

A skilled veteran, Sulecki has only suffered two career defeats and they came against two of the division’s top names in Danny Jacobs and Demetrius Andrade.

Against Munguia, he’ll be looking to prove that he’s deserving of another title shot. 

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to return to the United States and fight in the main event of such a big card,” said Sulecki“Jaime Munguia is a strong, young warrior, but I have fought against some of the best of this division. On April 24, I will show the world that I am a top middleweight contender and that I deserve another world title shot.”

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