Jaime Munguia Faces Sadam Ali on May 12
Jaime Munguia will be the replacement opponent and challenger for Sadam Ali’s first defense of the WBO Junior Middleweight Title on May 12 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York.
Munguia will replace Liam Smith, who recently withdrew from the title bout due to illness.
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Munguia was recently considered for a possible replacement challenger to Gennady Golovkin after Canelo Alvarez was forced to withdraw from the May 5 bout. However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission rejected Munguia because of inexperience and the fact he’d be stepping up in weight.
Ali won the junior middleweight title in his last bout back in December, an upset of a decision victory over Miguel Cotto in Cotto’s retirement bout.
Original Story: Boxing Scene