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Jaime Munguia’s return pushed back to June 19 after losing April opponent for second time

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The Mexican middleweight will wait another two months.

Elwin Soto v Carlos Buitrago Photo By Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Getty Images

Middleweight contender Jaime Munguia was supposed to fight on April 24 against Maciej Sulecki, then it was April 23 against D’Mitrius Ballard.

But with Sulecki and Ballard both out, Golden Boy have now moved Munguia’s return to June 19, still at the same venue in El Paso, and if you purchased tickets for the April card, they will be honored on the new date.

Munguia (36-0, 29 KO) doesn’t have an official opponent set for June, but that “will be announced shortly,” Golden Boy promise. It’s entirely possible they revisit the idea for him to fight Sulecki (29-2, 11 KO), who withdrew due to injury but could be ready by in two months. Ballard (20-0-1, 13 KO) could still be on the table, too. Or it could be someone else, other names were considered for Munguia’s return, including Kanat Islam as the reported front-runner at one point.

We’ll see, but this card will definitely now be going up against at least a Showtime card on June 19 (Jermall Charlo vs Juan Montiel) and the PPV featuring Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Anderson Silva, at least if it airs in prime time. That’s also been the target date for Naoya Inoue’s return on ESPN. So that night’s already looking like a big audience splitting bunch of nonsense. Depending on opponent, Munguia’s card could be an afternoon event, as DAZN have gotten more flexible with that to help maximize European markets in particular.