Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Miguel Marriaga is Pumped To Fight on Top Rank Card on July 16

World ranked featherweight contender Miguel "The Scorpion" Marriaga (29-3 26 KO's) of Arjona, Colombia will return to the ESPN platform on Thursday July 16th, as part of a Top Rank promoted card taking place at 'The Bubble' within the MGM Grand's Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Marriaga is coming off sixth round stoppage this past December over Alfredo Mejia, which continued his four fight knockout streak coming into this fight.

He was scheduled to face WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson back in March at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The fight was canceled at the last minute, as the coronavirus pandemic erupted in the United States and events all over the country were being shelved.

miguel-marriaga_3

Marriaga is the first known Colombian athlete who has been able to travel into the U.S to compete due to all the travel restrictions put in place in Colombia, where the airports are closed until further notice as a result of the pandemic.

"I am happy to be back in the U.S. to finish my training camp for my fight in Las Vegas on ESPN," stated Marriaga upon his arrival to the states. "On July 16th I'm ready for whoever they put in front of me, I want another crack at the title and nothing will stop me from getting it"

Marriaga, who is promoted by Tuto Zabala of All Star Boxing, will fight in a ten round bout with an opponent to be determined.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Phill lynott on 07-04-2020

I really hoped that Stevenson fight was going to happen. I though it would be a great matchup. Marriaga has looked sharp in recent fights.

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 07-03-2020

Marriaga would be a solid opponent for Stevenson on one of these bubble shows.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (2)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Without Fans, Frampton Expects Fight With Herring To Take Place In U.S. WBA Prez Gilberto Mendoza Tests Positive For COVID-19 Joseph Parker Return Targeted For October in 'Great Fight,' Says Hearn Maxi Hughes Shocks Jono Carroll, Wins Close Decision Sean McComb Extended 10 Rounds For First Time, Outpoints Siar Ozgul Eleider Alvarez vs. Joe Smith - Full Undercard Revealed Sahir Iqbal Decisions Maredudd Thomas Over Eight Rounds ESPN+ LIVE Results: Craig MacIntyre, Pierce O'Leary Score Knockout Wins Israil Madrimov: Whoever Has The Belts - I'm Ready To Fight Them Campbell on Ryan Garcia: He's Never Had Real Test, I'm a Big Leap For Him Hearn Reacts To Arum, Warren: Fury Can't Avoid Whyte Mandatory Joseph Diaz Inks Agreement With MTK Global Felix Cash, Jason Welborn - Face-Off at Final Presser Kauffman: If I Lose To Wallin, I'm Retiring; His Claim To Fame Is Losing To Fury Braekhus On Shields: Nobody Is In Position To Be GWOAT; Has To Prove Herself More Frampton: It's A Joke That Davis & Santa Cruz Are Fighting For Titles In 2 Weight Classes Jack: I Wanted Rematch With Pascal, Staying Busy In Meantime Abel Sanchez: Been A Pleasure Working With Braekhus This Camp, She Is Really Special BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - August 12 Bob Arum Motivated To Stock Up on More Heavyweights Adrian Granat Eager To Return, Plans To Make Comeback in October Natasha Jonas Would Entertain Offer To Face Katie Taylor, Says Gallagher Felix Cash Aims For 'Clinical Display' Against Jason Welborn McCaskill Reflects Meeting Braekhus, Showdown Comes To Fruition Stevenson: If Frampton Beats Herring - I'll Whoop His Ass For Jamel! Joshua Franco Presented With WBA Belt By Oscar De La Hoya Miguel Cotto Pushes Back Event in San Juan To October 17 James-Dulorme FOX Fight Peaked At 1,224,000 Viewers; Averaged 1,076,000 Navarrete-Magdaleno Purse Bid Won By Top Rank; Eyed For Oct. 17 or 24 In Las Vegas Josh Taylor-Apinun Khongsong Being Lined Up For September in London Warren: Fury is Not Fighting Whyte, He Wants Joshua - Whyte Can Fight Dubois! Brian Mendoza vs. Cornflake LaManna Set For August 29, FS1 Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell Deal Reached "In Principle", WBC Purse Bid Delayed Adam Deines vs. Nadjib Mohammedi on August 22 Tyson-Jones To Have Belt & Scoring: Badou Jack, Viddal Riley Added To Card Whyte-Povetkin: Jack Cullen vs. Zak Chelli Added To Card Otto Wallin: I Feel Good About This Matchup With Kauffman Benavidez: Fight With Berlanga Can Be Great Rivalry Down The Line Warren: Fury Doesn't Want To Wait For Wilder Till 2021 - Let's Fight Joshua Next Carl Frampton Motivated To Exceed Career Standing of Barry McGuigan
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement