On Saturday, May 12, HBO Boxing traveled to the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, N.Y., for Ali vs. Munguia.

In the night’s main event, WBO world super welterweight champion Sadam Ali lost his belt against undefeated Mexican Jaime Munguia, who had won 24 of his 28 professional fights by way of knockout.

In the evening’s co-main event, undefeated WBC super bantamweight titleholder Rey Vargas defended against Armenia’s Azat Hovhannisyan.

The event aired live at 10 p.m. ET on HBO, Azteca (Mexico), Canal Space (Latin America), BT Sport (United Kingdom), and Box Nation.

Jaime Munguia def. Saddam Ali by TKO. Round 4 – WBO world super welterweight title
Rey Vargas def. Azat Hovhannisyan by unanimous decision – WBC world super bantamweight title

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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