Mexico City, Mexico - Three time world title challenger Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga (30-4 26 KO’s) from Arjona, Colombia is full speed ahead in training camp as he prepares for his Showtime pay-per-view clash, scheduled for December 5 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, against world ranked contender Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramirez (25-2-3 12 KO’s).
Their fight will be the opening bout of the telecast, which has a main event with Gervonta Davis colliding with Isaac Cruz in a lightweight title fight.
WBO #13 WBC #13 Marriaga is gunning for one more crack at a world title in 2022, a feat that is very hard to accomplish in today's era.
Marriaga is fresh off a win from this past April, taking out Jorge Garcia Jimenez by sixth round TKO in Mexico City, Mexico.
“We are happy to be back on the big stage,” stated Marriaga “I know this fight is do or die for me, you can expect me to give 1000% for this bout as I still have my goal of becoming world champion.”
The Scorpion has been preparing in Mexico City for his fight where he has spent the last six weeks in a high altitude camp sparring boxers with similar styles to Ramirez.
He believes Ramirez is a level below of his past opponents like Oscar Valdez, Nicholas Walters and Vasiliy Lomachenko.
“Ramirez doesn’t impress me, he’s a great challenger but nothing that I haven’t seen before,” notes Marriaga “I fought the best southpaw in the world (Lomachenko) and I’ve lost to great champions. I think my experience will help me edge this fight.”
This bout will be presented by Mayweather Promotions and TGB promotions in association with All Star Boxing, Inc.