Jaime Munguia battles D’Mitrius Ballard on February 19th live on DAZN

Tijuana’s pride, Jaime Munguia (38-0, 30 KOs), will make a major homecoming when he faces undefeated middleweight contender D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard (21-0-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round killer of For the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title from Munguia. The fighters were originally scheduled to face each other in 2021, but the fight was postponed due to an injury Ballard sustained during training camp. Now the rescheduled fight will be a winner-takes-all event scheduled to take place in the famous Plaza Monumental de Playas de Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico, on Saturday, February 19th, and will be broadcasted live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, except Mexico .

Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, January 14th at 9:00 AM PT and are priced at $250 million, $700 million, $2000 million, $3500 million and $5000 million not including applicable service fees. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.arema.com.mx and at participating retailers.

“Ballard is a good, hungry fighter who will try to maintain his undefeated position,” said Jaime Mongoya. “He would be a serious competitor, but I wouldn’t let him come in to take what belongs to me. I respect him, just like all my competitors, but I will be ready to protect my belt and my reputation.”

“I have been blessed to have this opportunity to prove that I have what it takes to be among the elite in the middleweight class,” said Demetrus Ballard. “I think our technique will make for a great and entertaining boxing night. Money is scared, don’t make money!!”

“This is a winner-takes-all, high-stakes fight for both Munguia and Ballard,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Chairman and CEO. Ballard has been waiting for an opportunity like this to prove that he has what it takes to become a serious contender in the middleweight division. He will come with everything he has to secure victory on February 19. Munguia will need to step up to ensure he does not take away his title and undefeated record. He will have to come in defensive mode. Complete to protect what it is. Both fighters have a lot to lose here, and this fight will be an exciting event in which the winner will gain everything for fans of the fight.”

“We are very excited to have Jaime Munguia back in the city where he was born,” said Fernando Beltran, CEO of Zanfer Boxing. “We think Ballard won’t be easy at all, he’s a complicated opponent, but we’re sure Mongoya will come out with his hand in victory and give a great night of boxing to all his Tijuana fans.”

After being away for more than four years, former world champion and undefeated fighter Jaime Mongoya is eager to return to Tijuana and show off all he has accomplished at the grand homecoming event at the Plaza Monumental de Playas de Tijuana. One of the most exciting fighters to come out of Tijuana, Mexico, and currently ranked fifth worldwide in the middleweight division, Munguia is a skilled fighter who recently proved to be among the elite in the middleweight division in a fantastic run against “King” Gabriel Rosado in November 2021. Having already claimed a world title at 154 lbs., Mongoya is ready for another challenge by taking on Demetrius Ballard at 160 lbs. 2022 kicks off.

After a minor setback in early 2021 due to injury, Demetrius Ballard is ready to start 2022 in a big battle to prove he deserves a place among the middleweight elite. A native of Temple Hills, Maryland, the 28-year-old boasts a decorated amateur career and has faced tough competition like Victor “Sina” Fonseca, Alan “Amenazza” Campa, and Olympic bronze medalist Yamaguchi Falcao. Ballard was last seen in the ring fighting against Paul Valenzuela Jr. in November 2021, winning the fight unanimously.

Munguia vs. Ballard is a 12-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Boxing. The fight will take place on Saturday, February 19th at the Plaza Monumental de Playas de Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico and will be broadcast live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, with the exception of Mexico.

Munguia vs Ballard tickets will go on sale Friday, January 14th, 9:00 AM PT priced at 250MX, 700MX, 2000MX, 3500MX and 5000MX not inclusive of applicable service fees. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.arema.com.mx and at participating retailers.

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