Boxing News At Five | May 30 2018

Boxing News at Five: Munguia eyes Smith defence in July, while Khan and Brook build towards December fight

New WBO super-welterweight champ Jaime Munguia says he will defend his belt against Liam Smith in late July, as Amir Khan and Kell Brook continue to flirt
Jaime Munguia
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IT looks as though Liam Smith will finally get his shot at the WBO super-welterweight title in late July.

That’s the plan according to champion, Jaime Munguia, who stepped in for Smith on May 12 and dethroned then-champion Sadam Ali in four one-sided rounds. Now in the hot seat, the 21-year-old from Mexico has earmarked July 21 and July 28 as possible dates for his first defence.

“We are going to fight on July 21 or 28,” he told ESPN Deportes. “I already started running this week. I have a good rhythm to fight and I do not want to waste it.