VERONA — Undefeated Mexican Jaime Munguia will challenge Brooklyn’s Sadam Ali in a 12-round bout for the WBO junior middleweight world title during a boxing card at Turning Stone Casino Resort on Saturday, May 12.
The co-main event will see Mexico’s Rey Vargas (31-0, 22 KO’s) take on Azat Hovhannisyan (14-2, 11 KO’s) in a battle for the WBC super bantamweight world crown. Hovhannisyan is a native of Armenia who now lives in Los Angeles.
The doubleheader at the Event Center will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10 p.m. as part of a card scheduled to get under way at 6:30.
The 21-year-old Munguia, from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico comes into the fight with a record of 28-0, including 24 knockouts. He replaces England’s Liam Smith, who withdrew from the fight due to illness.
The 29-year-old Ali, who represented the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games, has a professional record of 26-1 with 14 KO’s. He won the title junior middleweight title by winning a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto on Dec. 2.
Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the first fight on the undercard begins at 6:30. This will be Turning Stone’s 25th nationally-televised boxing event.
Tickets are on sale costing from $95 and $75 for ringside seats, with all others priced at $55 and $45, plus any applicable fees.
Tickets can be purchased at the Turning Stone box office in person, by phone at 315-361-7469 or online at: www.ticketmaster.com