It is fight night in Mexico on Saturday night as middleweight world title contender D’Mitrius Ballard challenges Jaime Munguia for his WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Championship. A pair of undefeated boxers, it is a huge stage for Ballard (21-0-1, 13 KO) as he looks to take the leap in his career. Against Munguia (38-0-0, 30 KO) he’s facing the top middleweight in Mexico, who is ranked forty spots above him at number four in the world. The accolades don’t come lightly. Munguia was the WBO World Super Welterweight champion as recently as 2019 before taking the step up to middleweight.
Munguia vs Ballard Fight details
- Date: Saturday, February 19
- Venue: Mexico
- Start Time: 9:00 PM ET (Under card)
- Main Card Time: 11:00 PM ET (Expected)
- Live stream: Click here to watch anywhere
The jump in class hasn’t been an issue for Munguia, whose power stepped up with him. Since debuting at middleweight in January 2020, the inter-continental champion is 4-0, finishing his first three fights short of the 12 rounds. For Munguia, Ballard is just another obstacle in his pursuit of Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin, Demetrius Andrade, Jermall Charlo, or Ryota Murata, the current world champions at 160 lbs. Beyond that lies the potential for maybe Munguia vs Saul “Canelo” Alvarez one day.
First things first, Munguia will attempt to make a statement win out of America’s Ballard to earn consideration for a world title fight before the end of the year. In his last fight, Munguia didn’t knock out Gabriel Rosario back in November but did get the unanimous decision. Ballard’s strength is going the distance, but that will be tough against Munguia. It has been three years since Ballard last knocked out an opponent, and five years since he did it consistently. To take Munguia’s belt and move his career up, Ballard will likely have to weather a 12-round storm unless he can find his strength once again. With reports that Munguia looked ill at the weigh-in, Ballard may just have a greater shot.
How to Watch the Jaime Munguia vs D’Mirtius Ballard Fight
The WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Championship between D’Mitrius Ballard and Jaime Munguia will be broadcast on Saturday night on DAZN. Not available everywhere, watching the fight may be difficult. In this case, I recommend you check out FightPass. Without a VPN, FightPass brings you the biggest events in combat sports from around the world – No contracts, no subscriptions. Watch in high-quality HD with FightPass from anywhere!
When is the Munguia vs Ballard Fight
The middleweight fight between Munguia and Ballard for the WBO Inter-Continental Title is on Saturday, February, 19, 2022. Munguia will have the home-arena advantage as the event is being hosted at Plaza de Monumental in Tijuana, Mexico. The 11-fight card will start at 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST.
Munguia vs Ballard Fight Card / Odds
|Division||Favorite (Odds)||Opponent (Odds)|
|Middleweight WBO Inter-Continental Championship||Jaime Munguia (-1600)||D'Mitrius Ballard (+850)|
|Lightweight||William Zepeda||Luis Angel Viedas|
|Super Lightweight||Diego Torres||Jonathan Escobedo|
|Featherweight||Rafael Espinoza||Alie Laurel|
|Super Welterweight||Jorge Garcia||Jesus Noe Rodriguez|
|Featherweight||Christian Olivo||Juan Jimenez|
|Super Welterweight||Abraham Juarez||Evan Sanchez|
|Flyweight||Angel Alvarado Soto||Rene Casimiro|
|Super Lightweight||Hugo Castaneda||Marco Antonio Monteros|
|Women's Flyweight||Arely Mucino||Marisol Sanchez|
|Bantamweight||Rogelio Romero||Argi Cortes|