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Photos: Jaime Munguia, Liam Smith - Ready For War in Las 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)

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 Catrin on 07-21-2018

What are the official weight ins????

Comment by Catrin on 07-21-2018

CAnt wait!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Catrin on 07-21-2018

[QUOTE=skinnystev;18954111]for all the shame and disgrace red balls has brought on mexican fighters i hope sometime in the future Jaime Munguia gives red balls the beating he deserve's to get from a fellow mexican[/QUOTE] Lol.... why do you think GBP…

Comment by Rigpig on 07-21-2018

Hope this kid does good and gives Mexico 🇲🇽 a real fighter to follow again.

Comment by King Arthur on 07-21-2018

[QUOTE=boxingitis;18954484]Actually Munguia looks more Mexican than most. He has that Aztek and Mayan look. Other Mexicans have some of the Europe look. Munguia and Mikey remind me of the people from the Movie Apocalypto.[/QUOTE] Very good point. That's the word…

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