Celebrity News: WBO super-featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KO’s) will exhibit his title against Colombian Miguel Marriaga (25-2, 21 KO’s) on August 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Promoter Top Rank announced that the feature will be broadcast on cable system through ESPN. This fight is part of an agreement between Bob Arum’s company and the major sports network, which includes a series of stellar evenings that will begin this Saturday with the broadcast of the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn.
For a couple of months, a rematch was being negotiated between Vasyl Lomachenko and Orlando Salido. However, the Mexican team clarified that the offer of $ 720,000 (according to ESPN Deportes reported) was not accepted by Salido and then Top Rank turned to another rival.
Also in these last weeks, there was a verbal exchange between Lomachenko and the Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, who declared to be willing to face the Ukrainian in the 126 or in the 130 pounds and accused Top Rank of having offered very little money previously with the intention of That this fight did not materialize.
Marriaga is 30 years old and played the WBA featherweight title in 2015 against Nicholas Walters, who lost his belt on that scale. That night at Madison Square Garden the Colombian fell by unanimous decision.
In 2016 the Arjona-born pugilist, Colombia won two knockouts against Guy Robb and Eduardo Montoya and won the NABO featherweight title. On April 22 of this year, Marriaga challenged Óscar Valdez, the WBO featherweight champion, but was also defeated by the Mexican with a unanimous decision.