Tonight at 10 pm ET on HBO, Boxing After Dark returns with a world title doubleheader from Las Vegas, with Jaime Munguia defending the WBO junior middleweight title in the main event against former titleholder Liam Smith.
Munguia (29-0, 25 KO) broke out on May 12, when he thrashed Sadam Ali to win his belt. But Munguia only got that shot as a late replacement for Smith, who had to pull out of the fight. Smith (26-1-1, 14 KO) has only lost to Canelo Alvarez as a pro, and could be a more interesting physical matchup for the imposing Munguia than Ali was.
In the co-feature, Alberto Machado (19-0, 16 KO) also makes his first title defense of the WBA “world” super featherweight title, facing Ghana’s Rafael Mensah (31-0, 23 KO). It’s Mensah’s first fight outside of his home country.
Wil Esco will handle the round-by-round call this evening. Join us!