Munguia-Ballard lands in Tijuana bullring

Undefeated middleweight contender Jaime Munguia (38-0, 30 KOs), will make a grand homecoming when he faces fellow unbeaten D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard (21-0-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round fight for Munguia’s WBO Intercontinental title. The fighters were originally slated to face each other in 2021, but the fight was postponed due to an injury Ballard sustained during training camp. Now the rescheduled fight is set to take place February 19 at the iconic 21,000-seat Plaza Monumental de Playas (also known as the Bullring by the Sea) in Tijuana, Mexico, and will stream live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico.

Jaime Munguia: “Ballard is a good, hungry fighter who will try to keep his undefeated status. He is going to be a dangerous rival, but I won’t let him come take what’s mine. I respect him, just like all my rivals, but I will be prepared to protect my belt and my reputation.”

D’Mitrus Ballard: “I am blessed to have this opportunity to prove I have what it takes to be among the elite in the middleweight division. I believe our styles will make for a great and entertaining night of boxing. Scared money, don’t make no money!!”

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  • I’m not gonna lie, I look forward to Hispanic and African-American fighters duking it out, makes for some exciting theater.

  • I’ve never seen someone turn down 2 title shots to fight pointless matches against no-hopers. Clearly someone doesn’t feel Munguia is ready to fight Charlo or Andrade for that to happen.

  • Ah the bullring by the sea, clearly if you have never gone to a fight there, DO IT! It is electrifying!

  • Munguia has been the mandatory challenger for Andrade and Charlo for 2 years and not willing to take the shot. They even called him out for a shot for their titles and still no fight.
    Team Mexico hasn’t looked good lately: between Canelo, Ruiz, Valdez, Ryan Garcia, they aren’t willing to fight the best black fighters. Black fighters always call out the top Mexican fighters and the biased fans always have excuses why the fight shouldnt happen.
    Diaz Jr had to be trapped into fighting Haney.
    At 38-0, a fight with Ballard does nothing.

    • I thought the black panther party ceased in 1982, looks like you are single handedly trying to bring it back

    • You make a point NJ boxing although I don’t agree entirely. I’ve seen black fighters avoid Hispanic fighters like the plague as well.

      It’s about economics sometimes or just plain scared. Look at how terrified Mayweather was of Pac-Man. It took a brutal knockout loss for Mayweather to finally agree to a fight I don’t care what the simpletons claim that Floyd waited for the fight to be worth more money that was straight out luck because Manny could have never regained his faculties to ever fight again after that devastating loss. It was Floyd being Floyd just scared shitless of fighting Manny.

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