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Who won Munguia vs Ballard?
Jaime Munguia beat D’Mitrius Ballard by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 19th February 2022 at Plaza de Toros in Baja California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Zepeda vs Siezar.
Munguia vs Ballard stats
Jaime Munguia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 38 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
D’Mitrius Ballard made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 1 draw, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Munguia had advantage in power over Ballard, with a 79% knock out percentage over Ballard's 62%.
Jaime Munguia was the younger man by 3 years, at 26 years old.
Both Jaime Munguia & D’Mitrius Ballard fought out of an orthodox stance.
Munguia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 months later than Ballard, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 71 more professional rounds, 178 to Ballard's 107.
Jaime Munguia went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF at middleweight.
D’Mitrius Ballard was ranked number 11 by the WBO in the 160lb division.
Munguia vs Ballard form
Munguia remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat ‘Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly on 11th June 2022 by knockout in the 5th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat D’Mitrius Ballard on 19th February 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Plaza de Toros, Baja California, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gabriel Rosado on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Before that, he had beat Kamil Szeremeta on 19th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Don Haskins Center, El Paso.
He had defeated Tureano Johnson on 30th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Munguia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Ballard's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What time did Munguia vs Ballard start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Plaza de Toros, Baja California, Mexico, which was 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Munguia vs Ballard?
Jaime Munguia was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while D’Mitrius Ballard made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.