WATCH: Boxer Jaime Munguia Collapses After Weigh-Ins and Gets Up Like Nothing Happened

Published 02/19/2022, 3:07 AM EST

Hailing from the land of the greatest boxers, 25-year-old Jaime Munguia is the most amazing rising talent in the middleweight division. With an undefeated record of 38-0, the Mexican is all set to meet D’Mitrius Ballard head-on in his hometown of Tijuana. However, he had a minor scare hours before the match.

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After weighing in for the main event, Munguia collapsed on the floor. When he sat back up, his team fanned him as he drank water from a bottle. However, if someone were to look at the boxer without the knowledge of his fall, they may have assumed that nothing had happened to him.

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Akin to his opponent, the 28-year-old D’Mitrius Ballard (21-0-1) has also maintained a clean record. This speaks volumes about the US pugilist and shows that he will present a tough outing.

The duo was supposed to collide in April, but Ballard’s elbow injury postponed the fight. Now, the bout will go ahead later tonight at the Monumental Plaza de Toros, Mexico.

Jaime Munguia saw his stock rise in 2021

Jaime Munguia fought twice in 2021. After beating Tureano Johnson for the WBO inter-continental middleweight title in 2020, he defeated Kamil Szeremeta and Gabriel Rosado to defend his belt. While the first fight was a stoppage, the second one went the distance.

Rosado exhibited a great warrior spirit and presented the rising Mexican with a stern challenge. However, Munguia showcased an iron chin and well-crafted combinations.

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Munguia dominated most of the 12 rounds, landing over 50% of the power shots. He also outnumbered the challenger in the number of punches thrown and won the fight via unanimous decision.

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After his exploits in 2021, fans will expect more of the same in his thirty-ninth fight. They will hope that his incident at the weigh-ins was nothing serious and doesn’t hamper him in the ring.

Will Munguia be at 100% on fight night? Do you think he downplayed what was a serious situation to appear strong ahead of his fight?

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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