The return of middleweight contender Jaime Munguia is being targeted for April 24, according to ESPN Deportes.

Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) was in action back in October, when he pulled off a dramatic sixth round stoppage of Tureano Johnson. The contest was give and take, until Munguia landed an vicious uppercut that severely split Johnson's lip.

The rising Mexican fighter captured a world title at junior middleweight limit in 2018 and made five defenses of the title before moving up to the middleweight limit in January 2020 with a TKO win over Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan.

ESPN Deportes noted several potential opponents who are in the running to face Munguia.

One of them is undefeated boxer D'Mitrius Ballard (20-0-1, 13 KOs), the son of a legend Shane Mosley Jr. (17-3, 10 KOs), once beaten Jason Quigley (18-1, 14 KOs) or former world title challenger Luke Keeler (17-3-1, 5 KOs).

Ballard has been away since 2019. He fought to a draw with Yamaguchi Falcao in December of that year, and then six months earlier he went to a three round no-decision with Elias Espadas.

Keeler has been out of the ring since getting stopped by Demetrius Andrade in January 2020. 

Mosley Jr. - the son of three division world champion Shane Mosley - is riding a four fight winning streak since losing a decision to tough contender Brandon Adams in 2018. Mosley Jr. has been active and picked up a decision win last month.

And Quigley has won two fights in a row, both by knockout, since suffering a stoppage loss at the hands of Tureano Johnson in July of 2019.