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Munguia vs. Smith Set, July 21 At Vegas' Hard Rock Casino

By Elliot Foster

Liam Smith is headed to the Strip for his next fight.

The former WBO super-welterweight world champion will challenge Jaime Munguia for his old belt on July 21.

Smith, who is promoted by Frank Warren and managed by MTK Global, had been set to face Sadam Ali for the title on May 12 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

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Due to a sudden allergic reaction, ‘Beefy’ was forced to pull out of a clash with ‘Real World Kid’ Ali, giving unheralded yet undefeated replacement Munguia, who is now 29-0 with 25 early, the chance to step in and shock Ali, displaying intimidating power to stop the outgoing king inside four rounds.

And Smith will go in against Mexico’s Munguia at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“It’s a big fight for him, a tough fight, but it’s a fight that he needs,” Smith’s promoter Warren said recently.

Munguia is promoted by Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, the company behind the co-promoted rematch between Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

“Obviously their minds have been on the Canelo-Golovkin fight,” he added.

“That’s been the problem with getting the date and getting the fight finalised.”

It is understood that the fight will be aired on HBO in the States, while BT Sport are expected to pick the clash up in the UK.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by True That on 06-21-2018

[QUOTE=Eastlos;18878314]Yeah buddy... just booked my room @ Hard Rock for the 20th and 21th can wait to see the new face of Mexican Boxing.[/QUOTE] I'm going to try to get out there also for this event. It's a good fight…

Comment by True That on 06-21-2018

[QUOTE=Rigpig;18878775]Gonna make Clenelo look bad when he waxes this Guy way quicker[/QUOTE] Yup, comparisons will be made. I like this kid Munguia. Let's see how the kid does.

Comment by sammybee on 06-21-2018

If Munguia is able to go through Smith then he will have a brilliant boxing career.

Comment by greenarcher89 on 06-21-2018

Easy work for Munguia. Brutal KO coming.. WAR Munguia...

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 06-21-2018

I like it. I consider fights like these to be Munguia's "make it or break it" fights. It's one thing to upset the applecart, its an entirely different ballgame to keep the momentum going.

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