Golden Boy Promotions have today confirmed that former super-welterweight champion Jaime Munguia will face Manchester’s Jimmy Kelly on June 11th in California as the Mexican moves up to 168lbs. The undefeated Munguia looked in pole position to contest for the WBO strap at middleweight having moved up to 160lbs after holding the WBO’s title at the weight below, with the sanctioning body’s rules stipulating that any fighter who holds a title at one weight then moves up to the next will automatically be made mandatory at the new weight. Team Munguia bizarrely never chose to activate their mandatory status however and the Mexican now surprisingly moves to super-middleweight after an uninspiring spell at 160lbs.
Kelly meanwhile is no stranger to upsetting the applecart, running out a close winner by the then undefeated Kanat Islam via majority decision in the United States, and will be hoping to pickup another scalp again on June 11th in what will no doubt prove a career-changing night providing victory can be secured for the twenty-nine-year-old. The Lancashire man only has two defeats on his record, the first coming in a world title challenge for Liam Smith‘s WBO 154lbs strap in 2015, before Kelly was outpointed by Dennis Hogan three years later.comprare iscritti youtube