Maciej Sulecki has pulled out of his fight with Jaime Munguia again.
Przemek Garczarczyk, the U.S. correspondent for Polsat Sport, reported Tuesday morning that the Polish middleweight contender will not fight Munguia on June 19. The Munguia-Sulecki fight was supposed to headline DAZN’s stream that day from the University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center.
According to Garczarczyk’s report, Andrzej Wasilewski, Sulecki’s promoter, has informed Golden Boy Promotions that Sulecki has pulled out of their fight for the second time in less than two months. Golden Boy is Munguia’s co-promoter and the lead promoter of the June 19 event.
The reason for Sulecki’s second withdrawal hasn’t been disclosed. It wasn’t clear as of Tuesday afternoon if Golden Boy will replace Sulecki on short notice or if the date of Munguia’s next fight will be changed again.
Warsaw’s Sulecki (29-2, 11 KOs) was supposed to meet Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) on April 24 at the Don Haskins Center, but he pulled out of that bout, reportedly due to an elbow injury. D’Mitrius Ballard replaced Sulecki and his fight against Munguia was rescheduled for April 23 at that same venue.
Ballard (20-0-1, 13 KOs, 2 NC), of Temple Hills, Maryland, also sustained an elbow injury while training and that entire card was scrapped. Soon thereafter, Sulecki agreed again to meet Mexico’s Munguia on June 19, only to pull out a second time 2½ weeks before their fight.
DAZN’s June 19 show was officially announced April 28. Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev (7-0, 6 KOs), a highly regarded super middleweight prospect, and Philadelphia’s Gabe Rosado (25-13-1, 14 KOs) are scheduled to square off in DAZN’s co-feature that night.
Sulecki was considered a credible opponent for the 24-year-old Munguia, a former WBO junior middleweight champion who is the WBO’s number one contender in the middleweight division. The 32-year-old Sulecki has lost only a pair of 12-round unanimous decisions to WBO middleweight champ Demetrius Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) and former IBF/WBA middleweight champ Daniel Jacobs (37-3, 30 KOs).
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.