Jaime Munguia isn’t getting Gennadiy Golovkin next, but he does finally have his next fight officially scheduled, as the former 154-pound titleholder will take on Maciej Sulecki in a 12-round middleweight fight on Saturday, April 24, live on DAZN.
Munguia-Sulecki will not go head-to-head with that evening’s Top Rank on ESPN card featuring Emanuel Navarrete and Edgar Berlanga in action, however; the card will start at 12:30 pm ET for true afternoon boxing in the U.S., not just afternoon boxing by way of being held in Europe. The idea is to allow DAZN to maximize their global audience, as the fight will be available in their European countries, as well, including Poland. It will stream in all DAZN countries except for Mexico, and without Mexico being a priority on the Munguia side, DAZN putting this in the afternoon does make sense.
The event will be held at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, with fans in attendance at a reduced capacity for the venue.
Munguia (36-0, 29 KO) moved up to middleweight in 2020 without losing the WBO belt at 154, and scored stoppage wins over Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in January and Tureano Johnson in October, the latter shaping up to be a tremendous fight before a nasty cut on Johnson’s lip stopped the fight after six rounds.
The 31-year-old Sulecki (29-2, 11 KO) is a Polish veteran you’ve certainly seen a time or two by now. He beat Jack Culcay at 154 in 2017 before moving up to 160 and losing a competitive fight on HBO against Daniel Jacobs the following year. In 2019, he barely survived a late charge from Gabriel Rosado before being shut out in a title challenge against Demetrius Andrade.
“It will be a great fight against great challenger,” Munguia said. “We are training at 100% to be in the best of conditions, and we promise to deliver an exciting battle.”
“Jaime Munguia is a strong, young warrior, but I have fought against some of the best of this division,” Sulecki said. “I will show the world that I am a top middleweight contender and that I deserve another world title shot.”
No undercard fights are noted yet, and given that this fight is in three weeks I wouldn’t expect much in that regard.