Lomachenko vs. Marriaga Lands on BoxNation

Pound-for-pound contender Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his WBO super-featherweight world title exclusively live on BoxNation against Miguel Marriaga on August 5th.

The two-division world champion and one of boxing’s hottest talents will take on top-10 rated Marriaga from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Following his ninth-round stoppage of former WBA super-featherweight world champion Jason Sosa in April, Lomachenko will be looking to impress once again against the big-punching Marriaga.


The Colombian has knocked out 21 opponents in his 25 wins, with his only two defeats coming in world title challenges against the highly-touted Oscar Valdez and the tough Nicholas Walters.

Taking on Ukraine’s Lomachenko he faces a two-time Olympic gold medalist, with a decorated amateur background, who has transformed that pedigree into the elite ranks as a professional.

Known for his exceptional footwork, timing and speed, the 29-year-old won his first world title in just three fights before adding his current WBO strap to the list in 2016 when he knocked out Puerto Rican ace Roman Martinez in five rounds.

That win was quickly followed by one of his most impressive to date when he totally dominated the much-feared and previously undefeated ‘Axe Man’ Walters, forcing him to quit on his stool after the seventh round.

30-year-old Marriaga will be looking to derail Lomachenko’s future plans by upsetting him next month, in a bout that can only be seen live on ‘The Channel of Champions’ as part of BoxNation’s exclusive output deal with promoters Top Rank.

“We are delighted to once again showcase the extraordinary talent that is Vasyl Lomachenko,” said Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director. “He is without doubt one of the best pound-for-pound talents in the world and we are pleased to be able to broadcast his fight with Miguel Marriaga exclusively live in the UK and Ireland on BoxNation. There are very few fighters in the world with his skill set but in Marriaga he takes on a knockout artist who will not back down. It’s an intriguing world title matchup and one BoxNation subscribers can look forward to watching exclusively live next month.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BufordTannen on 07-06-2017

[QUOTE=ScottWeiland;17832327]You're aware he's fighting on free to air terrestrial television in the States right ?[/QUOTE] and crawford is unifying on that same channel.. doesnt mean anyhing

Comment by Mirus on 07-06-2017

Marriaga is also a good option. But why not Valdez ?

Comment by Shadoww702 on 07-05-2017

[QUOTE=JimRaynor;17833484]What the hell happened to the Salido rematch? I was looking forward to that.[/QUOTE] $$$ and Bob Arum. Salido I believe is fighting Tank next!!! Go figure Salido fights a real fight and Loma brings up a guy ranked like…

Comment by SniXSniPe on 07-05-2017

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;17833088]So now the 600 (or whatever it is) amateur fights count for nothing? We're going to pretend Loma is a prospect?[/QUOTE] Can you name one top 10 P4P that hasn't had an easy fight even after becoming a P4P…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 07-05-2017

[QUOTE=jackblack008;17833786]May be he fights 135 in 2018[/QUOTE] MIKEY!!!! I hope so. He's stuck between two Stacked divisions in a crappy 1.

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