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Photos: Jaime Munguia, Liam Smith - Go Face To Face in Vegas

HBO Sports returns to the vibrant junior middleweight division when one of 2018’s breakout stars defends his crown for the first time on HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: JAIME MUNGUIA VS. LIAM SMITH AND ALBERTO MACHADO VS. RAFAEL MENSAH, presented SATURDAY, JULY 21 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. (photos by Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos)

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The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

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Two months ago, Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) made an impressive HBO debut, scoring a resounding fourth-round KO of junior middleweight titleholder Sadam Ali. Now, the 25-year-old native of Tijuana, Baja Calif, Mexico defends his title against the UK’s formidable Liam Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs), 29, in a 12-round clash that promises to produce fireworks.

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The co-feature spotlights Alberto Machado (19-0, 16 KOs) defending his super featherweight title against No. 1 contender Rafael Mensah (31-0, 23 KOs) in a 12-round battle. Machado, 27, hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico; Mensah, also 27, is a native of Accra, Ghana, and has 12 more pro bouts than the champ.

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This doubleheader marks the 39th consecutive year that HBO Boxing has televised a fight card from Las Vegas.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NC Uppercut on 07-20-2018

[QUOTE=TheBigLug;18952593]Not to mention Smith had to stop sparring quite early in camp due to a cut but obviously didn't want to pull out of fighting Canelo on such a big stage. Don't think it would've made a huge difference but…

Comment by NC Uppercut on 07-20-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;18951963]Smith was being tested by UKAD, Canelo wasn't tested by anybody except the commission on the day of the fight. That was the price Smith had to pay to get the fight. I'm sure he was significantly lighter than Canelo…

Comment by Hatesrats on 07-20-2018

Its gonna be interesting for a couple rds. (2 or 3) Munguia will eventually break Smith down with body work and force the ref to stop the fight. TKO for Munguia.

Comment by Low_Blows_420 on 07-20-2018

I smell upset Smith going to embarrass this little boy

Comment by Don Pichardo on 07-20-2018

[QUOTE=North Star;18952707]:lol1: I think it's more of him being young still. Give him a few years to get into his man appearance, and he'll probably look normal. Both these fights should be really good. I am pulling for Machado and…

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