[VIDEO] VASYL LOMACHENKO: THE HUMAN TRUTH-TELLING MACHINE!! RIGO QUITS, FARMER ROBBED, SIRI RETIRES!

A busy Saturday night of boxing on ESPN and HBO was headlined by Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko’s domination of formerly undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux.  The highly- anticipated matchup failed to deliver as “Loma” forced “Rigo” to call it a day after the sixth round.

 

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Lomachenko 129, Rigondeaux 128.4! Awesome Stare-Down!

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The weights are in. Both participants came in great shape for tomorrow’s WBO World junior lightweight (super featherweight) showdown between champion, Vasyl Lomachenko and challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux.

 

Make sure you check out the stare-down.  It was awesome!  It seemed to last almost three minutes, though the time was shorter.

 

More to come later today!

HOLYFIELD AND ARUM HEADLINE 2018 ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME CLASS!

   

EVANDER HOLYFIELD AND BOB ARUM HEADLINE 2018
ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME CLASS
ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES THEIR CLASS OF 2018
2nd ANNUAL INDUCTION WEEKEND: JUNE 1st – 3rd 2018 

 

ALSO INDUCTED, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Atlantic City, N.J. – November 27, 2017 – Evander Holyfield and Bob Arum headline the 2018 inductees into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) has announced its 25 member 2018 Induction Class, which also includes President Donald J. Trump.  This epic event will take place at The Claridge, a Radisson Hotel located at Park Place & Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 1 – 3, 2018.

Atlantic City, New Jersey Mayor-Elect Frank M. Gilliam Jr. commented, “The future of boxing in Atlantic City is brighter than ever. Being the newly elected Mayor of the City of Atlantic City, New Jersey it gives me great honor to be a part of bringing the 2nd Annual Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend back to our Great City.  I believe boxing and Atlantic City has always been a natural fit and we see it returning to its glory days, and under my administration, we plan on welcoming it back wholeheartedly: Congratulations to the ACBHOF “2018” Inductees!”

The Claridge Hotel serves as the signature Corporate Sponsor for this knockout weekend, “The Claridge is proud to be in partnership with the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame and to continue to promote professional boxing’s exceptional history in Atlantic City,” says Cem Erenler, Vice President/ Operations & Business Development for TMJ Properties, the owner and developer of The Claridge. The iconic hotel, which is now part of the global Radisson brand first opened in 1930. “Hosting this signature event is in the best traditions of The Claridge, which for more than 80 years has been Atlantic City’s center for exciting events in sports and entertainment,” Mr. Erenler said.

The 2018 inductees in the Fighter category are:

Evander Holyfield
Héctor Camacho (posthumous)
Bruce Seldon
Bobby Czyz
Jeff Chandler
Ray Mercer
Vinny Paz
Richie KatesTrainer and Cutmen
Carmen Graziano
George Benton
Ralph Citro
 
Non-Participants
Bob Arum
Dan Duva
Diane Fischer-Cristiano
Ed Derian
Jean Williams
Joseph Pasquale
Jersey Joe Walcott
Bernard Fernandez
Dave Weinberg
Ray Bailey
Jose Sulaiman
Marian Muhammad
Mark Etess
President Donald J. Trump
 
 
 

 

Evander Holyfield stated: “I have many great memories fighting in Atlantic City, and I am honored to be inducted into its Hall of Fame.”

The 2nd Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration Weekend will honor some of the world’s most prominent trailblazers from the sport of boxing: President Donald J. Trump, José Sulaimán, and Bob Arum are just a few names who will be enshrined with the 2018 induction class. Also expected to be in attendance; current and former boxing champions, and VIP Guests for a fun-filled weekend that’s highlighted by a black-tie evening, and the acclaimed, unforgettable Induction Ceremony.

“The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame is here to stay! The epic success of our 2017 Inaugural Induction weekend was pivotal to our brand value in the boxing and business community,” said Rodrick Green Vice President and Business Strategist for ACBHOF.  “We are excited about the economic and sports entertainment impact the ACBHOF will continue to have in Atlantic City. Thank you for your support and be reassured that at the 2018 Induction Celebration the bar will be raised even higher.

Over the next several weeks there will be updates on the schedule of events, room packages and expected VIP appearances on the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame and the Claridge Hotel websites and social media platforms.

Open media workout for Thomas LaManna, Jason Sosa, Christopher Diaz, & Steven Ortiz on Saturday, November 11th at TKO Fitness in Cherry Hill, New Jersey Media workout begins at 2 PM ET

 

Open media workout for Thomas LaManna, Jason Sosa, Christopher Diaz,  & Steven Ortiz on Saturday, November 11th at TKO Fitness in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Media workout begins at 2 PM ET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cherry Hill, NJ (November 2, 2017)–On Saturday afternoon, November 11, four of the finest boxers that train in Cherry Hill, NewJersey will hold an open media workout in advance of their upcoming high-profile fights.

Welterweight contender Thomas LaManna, former junior lightweight world champion Jason Sosa, undefeated lightweight Steven Ortiz and undefeated junior lightweight Christopher Diaz will workout for media and fans at TKO Fitness in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

WHO: Thomas LaManna (24-2, 9 KOs)–Welterweight; Fights 11/18 in Atlantic City            Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KOs)–Jr.Lightweight; Fights 11/25 on HBO in NYC            Steven Ortiz (7-0, 2 KOs) lightweight fighting in NYC on 12/9            Christopher Diaz (21-0, 13 KOs)–Jr. Lightweights\; Fights 12/9 on ESPN in NYC            Raul “Chino” Rivas–Trainer of all four above fighters

What:  Open Media workout
When:  Saturday, November 11th at 2 PM
Where:  TKO Fitness               1615 North Kings Highway               Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Thomas LaManna headlines on against Samuel Amoako on Saturday, November 18th at The Claridge in Atlantic City

Jason Sosa battles Robinson Castellanos on Saturday, November 25th at The Theater a Madison Square Garden Live on HBO Championship Boxing®

Christopher Diaz takes on Casey Ramos on Saturday, December 9th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden and live on ESPN.

Steven Ortiz fights Fazliddin Gaibnazarov on Saturday, December 9th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden .

Tickets for the November 18th fight card at The Claridge are priced at $200, $125, $80 and $55 (General Admission) and can be purchased at www.RisingBoxingPromotions.com

For More information, Contact:
Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com

Boxing Loses Three Greats to Retirement as Klitschko, Marquez, and Bradley say Goodbye to the sport… by Robert Uzzell

Story by:  Robert Uzzell

 

Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel, and Timothy Bradley have decided to hand the gloves up on their outstanding boxing careers.  Both men are Hall of Fame fighters in my opinion.  Neither one can be accused of dodging any fighter and while neither may be considered the best, they would’ve given anyone trouble in any era of boxing!

TimothyBradleyLet’s start with Timothy Ray “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr.  Timmy ends his career with 33 wins, only 2 losses, and a questionable draw.  He has 13 wins by knockout.  His only losses were to Manny Pacquiao, and there is no shame in losing to (arguably) the best fighter of this era.

Timothy Bradley won five world championships in two different weight classes.  There was a stretch from 2007 – 2016 when he took on the following fighters IN ORDER:

Former IBF World lightweight champion Miguel Vasquez.

Former WBC World light welterweight (junior welterweight/super lightweight) champion Junior Witter.

World title challenger Edner Cherry.

Former WBO World light welterweight  (junior welterweight/super lightweight) champion Kendall Holt.

Former unified World  WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO lightweight champion Nate Campbell.

Former WBA (Super) and IBF World light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson.

Undefeated welterweight Luis Abregu (29-0, 23 KOs).

Undefeated former WBC and IBF World light welterweight (junior welterweight/super lightweight) champion Devon Alexander.

Former WBA super featherweight and the WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal World lightweight champion Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor 

The only eight-division world champion (11 world titles) in the history of boxing, Manny Pacquiao.

World title challenger Ruslan Provodnikov.

Former four-division champion (9 world titles) Juan Manuel Marquez.

The only eight-division world champion (11 world titles) in the history of boxing, Manny Pacquiao (Part II).

Interim WBA World welterweight titleholder Diego Chaves.

Former WBA and IBO World super lightweight, and  WBO World welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.

Former WBA World lightweight and  WBO World welterweight champion Brandon Rios.

The only eight-division world champion (11 world titles) in the history of boxing, Manny Pacquiao (Part III).

Bradley didn’t have the biggest punch in the world, but he always fought like he did.  His heart was unquestionable and he was a “dog” in the ring.  You came out always knowing you were in a fight and taking him out was almost impossible.

I’ll miss him.  My favorite parts of his career are when he punked Devon Alexander and made him quit.  Devon had cuts due to punches and a head-butt, but when asked which eye was giving him trouble he pointed to the one which didn’t have the bad damage.  Bradley took the fight out of him.

I also remember when Kendall Holt landed his money punch (the left hook) to Bradley and I thought the fight was over.  Check out the 40-second mark of the video below and then watch Bradley’s head and eyes on the slow motion replay at 44 seconds.  It still amazes me how Bradley popped right up afterwards and went on to win the fight.

 

JMMNext up is Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez Mendez, (56-7-1, 40 KOs), who help nine world titles in four different classes.  He fought in five total weight classes.  Marquez lost his first fight, then rolled off 29 wins in a row before losing his WBA featherweight shot against Freddie Norwood.  Less than four years later he got his second chance and won the vacant IBF featherweight strap.  Later that year, he unified and won the WBA title over Derrick Gainer.

In 2004, he fought the lineal champion Manny Pacquiao and despite being dropped three times in the first, the fight ended in a split-decision draw.

Over the course of the next few years he jumped between featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and took on all comers.

Marquez will be known for three things, being one of the best counter-punchers in boxing, his four fights with Pacquiao, and the shot heard across the world on December 8, 2012 (against Pacquiao).

Watch Marquez’s fights with Juan Diaz, “Smoke” Gainer, Julio Cervacio (brutal- see video below),  Casamayor, and many others.

And then came the shot that shocked the boxing world!  Marquez’s fourth and final fight with Manny Pacquiao.  Marquez didn’t get any breaks in the previous three fights so decided to create one for himself.

It was perhaps the most significant punch of the past decade.  “He’s not getting up Jim, he’s not getting up Jim, he’s not getting up Jim!”, exclaimed Roy Jones Jr.

His final fight was against Mike Alvarado.  Check out his career in professional boxing.  In it he fought:

Former WA World featherweight champion Freddie Norwood.

World title challenger Robbie Peden.

Former five-time World featherweight champion Manuel Medina.

Former WBA World featherweight champion Derrick “Smoke” Gainer.

The only eight-division world champion (11 world titles) in the history of boxing, Manny Pacquiao (four times).

Former IBF and WBO World featherweight and WBO World junior lightweight champion Orlando Salido.

Former four-time World champion Marco Antonio Barrera.

World title challenger Ricardo “Rocky” Juarez.

Former WBA World super featherweight champion and  WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal World lightweight champion Joel Casamayor.

Former unified WBA, IBF, and WBO World lightweight champion Juan Diaz.

Former multi-division champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Former WBO World lightweight titleholder Michael Katsidis.

Former WBO World junior welterweight (light welterweight/super lightweight) champion Mike Alvarado.

Former five-time World champion (two weight classes) Timothy Bradley, Jr.

For young fans who don’t know, Marquez was a Hall of Famer before the Pacquiao knockout.

 

wladimirklitschkoFinally we have Wladimir Wladimirowitsch “Dr. Steelhammer”  Klitschko or Володи́мир Кличко́ who ends his career at 64 wins, 5 defeats, with 53 big wins by KO.

Many fans and media find it difficult where to play Wlad in the all-time heavyweight great category.  Whenever such a difficult task happens, you have to look at the accomplishments of the fighter in their era.

If you do that, Wladimir is in the Top 10.  He defended his title 23 times, second only to the great Joe Louis.

Klitschko had a polarizing style, as he was considered dull by man-a-fan and media member.  His circling jab and cerebral style wasn’t what fans of action fights wanted to see.  It was too “robotic” they would say.

How odd is it then that his final fight, a action-packed loss at age 41, gives fans something to remember for many years?

Klitschko lost to Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) in a fight where 90,000 fans created an electric atmosphere.  The old man didn’t let them down in a fight   In the fifth round, Joshua came out and jumped on Klitschko, sending him to the canvas.  An angry Klitschko got up and dominated Joshua for the rest of the round.  We’ve never seen this from Wlad.  In the past,  if Wlad goes down, Wlad doesn’t recover to do anything of note.

In the case of the Joshua fight, Wladimir came out in the next round and landed a  straight right hand to drop Joshua hard.  Joshua was in trouble and the old man came to finish him off but couldn’t.  Joshua was gassed beyond description and the old man was one big punch away from ending it.

Despite not being able to finish, Klitschko won his share of rounds until the 11th round.  Joshua attacked Wlad and landed an uppercut that would’ve kept the younger version of Klitschko (and most heavyweights down for good.  Somehow the old man stood up but was badly hurt.  Follow up combinations, ending with a left hook dropped Wlad. Klitschko got up, and series of punches floored Klitschko another left hook. Wlad was up and as AJ came to finish him the referee stopped it.  The replay showed most of the shots missed and Wlad, though extremely tired, deserved an opportunity to finish.

If the knock on him was that he was boring, Wladimir Klitschko did more for some fans going out with that loss than he did in all of his wins.

Wladimir ducked nobody in his career.  Some of the notable opponents he fought:

Former three-time title challenger Axel Schulz.

Former title challenger Monte Barrett.

Former two-time World heavyweight champion Chris Byrd.

Former IBF World heavyweight champion Francois Botha.

Former WBO World heavyweight champion Ray Mercer.

Former four-time World heavyweight challenger Jameel McCline.

Former WBO World heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster.

Former WBC World heavyweight champion Samuel Peter.

World heavyweight title challenger Calvin Brock.

Former World heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman.

Former two-time World cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck.

Former WBA World titleholder Alexander Povetkin.

Former World heavyweight challenger Kubrat Pulev.

World heavyweight challenger Bryant Jennings.

World title challenger Tyson Fury* – Fury failed drug tests before bout with Klitschko, without Klitschko’s knowledge. 

Current IBF, WBA. and IBO World heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua.

Dr. Steelhammer (Wlad), Dinamita (JMM), and Desert Storm (Timmy), I wish all three of you the very best.

You will be missed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[VIDEO] LOMACHENKO STOPS MARRIAGA! BELTRAN SURVIVES!! ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY STANDS UP FOR GERALD MCCLELLAN!!!

Check out thoughts on Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga, Ray Beltran vs. Bryan Vasquez, and Iceman John Scully‘s efforts to support former champion Gerald McClellan.

 

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Lomachenko / Beltran / Marriaga Presser, Weigh-in Workout Photos & Video

Top Rank

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES THIS WEEK!

WBO JR. LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE RUMBLE

VASYL LOMACHENKO VS. MIGUEL MARRIAGA

PLUS BATTLE OF TOP-RATED CONTENDERS

RAY BELTRAN VS. BRIAN VASQUEZ

AND PRO DEBUT OF L.A. NATIVE / 2016 U.S. OLYMPIAN MIKAELA MAYER

 

Click Here for Thursday’s Presser Photos and Video

Click Here for Wednesday’s Workouts PHOTOS & VIDEO 

Click Here for Friday’s Official Weigh-in Photos & Video

 

Weigh-In Takes Place at 6 pm ET

Photos & Video will be Available Shortly Thereafter

All Photos Courtesy Mikey Williams / Top Rank

All Video Courtesy Top Rank

 

TOP POUND FOR POUND FIGHTER VASYL LOMACHENKO

FEATURED IN NEW INSTALLMENT TOP RANK-PRODUCED 

DIGITAL SERIES “CAMP LIFE”

Episode No. 1 of Three-Part CAMP LIFE  

is Now Live on Various Digital Platforms!  

 CAMP LIFE: VASYL LOMACHENKO: Episode No. 1 

 https://youtu.be/ YlOzjc6kqgY

 

 

            LOS ANGELES (August 3, 2017) —  Two-division world champion and pound for pound superstar VASYL “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO returns to a Los Angeles ring for the first time in over three years when he headlines an all-action card, This Saturday!  August 5, at Microsoft Theater, located at LA Live!  Lomachenko will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against two-time world title challenger and Top-10 contender MIGUEL “Escorpión” MARRIAGA.  The co-main event will feature three-time world title challenger and top-rated lightweight contender RAY “Sugar” BELTRAN defending his NABF and NABO lightweight titles against former two-time interim World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion and the current WBA No. 1 contender BRYAN VASQUEZ.  The four gladiators boast a combined professional record of 102-12-1 (67 KOs).

 

Both title fights will be televised live and exclusively at 10 p.m. EDT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN app.

 

The non-televised undercard will feature the professional debut of 2016 U.S. Olympian and Los Angeles native MIKAELA MAYER in her first hometown fight since 2008.  She will fight in a four-round lightweight bout.

 

Promoted by Top Rank®, remaining tickets to the Lomachenko vs. Marriaga / Beltran vs. Vasquez championship event are priced at $130, $105, $80, $55 and $30.  They may be purchased at microsofttheater.comAXS.com, by phone at 888-929-7849 or at the STAPLES Center Box Office.

 

For more information visit:  www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing;Facebook facebook.com/trboxing,  facebook.com/trboxeofacebook.com/espndeportes; Twitter twitter.com/trboxingtwitter.com/trboxeo@ESPN @ESPNBoxeo @ESPNDeportes.  Use the hashtags #LomachenkoMarriaga and BeltranVasquez to join the conversation on Twitter.

 

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Lee Samuels:  702-378-1083 / Lee@toprank.com

Gardy Lopez:  787-246-3668 / GLopez@toprank.com

Fred Sternburg: 303-548-0707 / TooFred@aol.com

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga final press conference in Los Angeles

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EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (August 3, 2017) – The final press conference was held today in Los Angeles for this Saturday night’s Lomachenko vs, Marriaga card, airing exclusively in Canada on Super Channel, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Vasyl Lomachenko 

Canadian boxing fans will have the unique opportunity to watch superstar Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs), arguably the No. 1 pound-for-pound professional boxer in the world today, defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Association Junior Lightweight World Championship against WBO No. 10-ranked contender Miguel “The Scorpian” Marriaga (25-2, 21 KOs) in the 12-round main event.

Three exciting fights on the stacked “Lomachenko vs, Marriaga” card, promoted by Top Rank, will air exclusively in Canada on Super Channel.

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Miguel “The Scorpian” Marriaga with the Top Rank Knockouts after a recent media workout session

(Photo by Mickey Williams / Top Rank)

Also airing on Super Channel is the NABO & NABF lightweight title fight between champion “Sugar” Raymundo Beltran(33-7-1, 21 KOs) versus former two-time Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Featherweight World Champion Bryan Vasquez (36-2, 19 KOs) in the 12-round co-featured event.

2012 Olympic silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (17-0, 12 KOs) faces Ivan “Terrible” Montero (20-2, 8 KOs) in the eight-round television opener on Super Channel,

Super Channel recently aired major boxing events live like Brook vs. Spence Jr., Pacquiao-Horn, and Eubank, Jr. vs. Abraham.

To see the “Lomachenko vs. Marriaga” live, as well as more exciting boxing to come, fight fans in Canada can contact their local cable provider to subscribe to Super Channel and all that it offers, including premium series, movies and much more, for as low as $9.95 per month.

INFORMATION:

www.superchannel.ca

Twitter: @SuperChannel

Instagram: @SuperChannelTV

Facebook: /SuperChannel

Super Channel is a national premium pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.

Super Channel’s mission is to entertain and engage Canadian audiences by providing a unique and exclusive entertainment experience. With a core foundation of integrity and accountability, we dedicate ourselves to implementing innovative programming strategies and unparalleled team work that provides viewers with exceptional value and variety.

Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.

Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Anyplace TV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, TELUS, Videotron, Westman Communications and other regional providers.

www.superchannel.ca

Lomachenko / Beltran / Marriaga Fight Week Photos, Video, Camp Life

Top Rank

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES THIS WEEK!

WBO JR. LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE RUMBLE

VASYL LOMACHENKO VS. MIGUEL MARRIAGA

PLUS BATTLE OF TOP-RATED CONTENDERS

RAY BELTRAN VS. BRIAN VASQUEZ AND PRO DEBUT OF L.A. NATIVE / 2016

U.S. OLYMPIAN IKAELA MAYER

 

Click Here for Wednesday’s Workout PHOTOS & VIDEO

 

TOP POUND FOR POUND FIGHTER VASYL LOMACHENKO

FEATURED IN NEW INSTALLMENT TOP RANK-PRODUCED 

DIGITAL SERIES “CAMP LIFE”

 

Episode No. 1 of Three-Part CAMP LIFE  

is Now Live on Various Digital Platforms!  

 CAMP LIFE: VASYL LOMACHENKO: Episode No. 1 

 https://youtu.be/ YlOzjc6kqgY

 

            LOS ANGELES (August 3, 2017) —  Two-division world champion and pound for pound superstar VASYL “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO returns to a Los Angeles ring for the first time in over three years when he headlines an all-action card, This Saturday!  August 5, at Microsoft Theater, located at LA Live!  Lomachenko will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against two-time world title challenger and Top-10 contender MIGUEL “Escorpión” MARRIAGA.  The co-main event will feature three-time world title challenger and top-rated lightweight contender RAY “Sugar” BELTRAN defending his NABF and NABO lightweight titles against former two-time interim World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion and the current WBA No. 1 contender BRYAN VASQUEZ.  The four gladiators boast a combined professional record of 102-12-1 (67 KOs).

 

Both title fights will be televised live and exclusively at 10 p.m. EDT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN app.

 

The non-televised undercard will feature the professional debut of 2016 U.S. Olympian and Los Angeles native MIKAELA MAYER in her first hometown fight since 2008.  She will fight in a four-round lightweight bout.

 

Promoted by Top Rank®, remaining tickets to the Lomachenko vs. Marriaga / Beltran vs. Vasquez championship event are priced at $130, $105, $80, $55 and $30.  They may be purchased at microsofttheater.comAXS.com, by phone at 888-929-7849 or at the STAPLES Center Box Office.

 

For more information visit:  www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing;Facebook facebook.com/trboxing,  facebook.com/trboxeofacebook.com/espndeportes; Twitter twitter.com/trboxingtwitter.com/trboxeo@ESPN @ESPNBoxeo @ESPNDeportes.  Use the hashtags #LomachenkoMarriaga and BeltranVasquez to join the conversation on Twitter.

 

#          #          #

 

Media Contacts:

TOP RANK

Lee Samuels:  702-378-1083 / Lee@toprank.com

Gardy Lopez:  787-246-3668 / GLopez@toprank.com

Fred Sternburg: 303-548-0707 / TooFred@aol.com

ESPN

Ardi Dwornik: 646-547-5612 / ardi.r.dwornik@espn.com

Santa Brito: 646-547-5602 / santa.brito@espn.com

Super Channel to air Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga Saturday night in Canada

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Super Channel to air Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga Saturday night in Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (July 31, 2017) – Super Channel subscribers in Canada will have the opportunity to watch superstar Vasyl Lomachenko, arguably the No. 1 pound-for-pound professional boxer in the world today, as the Ukrainian defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Association Junior Lightweight World Championship for the second time, this Saturday night (August 5), starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) will be challenged by two-time world title challenger, dangerous Colombian knockout artist Miguel “The Scorpian” Marriaga (25-2, 21 KOs), the WBO No. 10-ranked contender, in the 12-round main event.

Three exciting fights on the stacked “Lomachenko vs, Marriaga” card, promoted by Top Rank, will air exclusively in Canada on Super Channel.

Super Channel has recently aired major boxing events live like Brook vs. Spence Jr., Pacquiao-Horn, and Eubank, Jr. vs. Abraham.

“we are all ecstatic to be bringing this exciting bout featuring one of the world’s best boxers, Vasyl Lomachenko, to our viewers and to be presenting another top-notch card from legendary promoter, Top Rank’s Bob Arum, to Canadian fight fans,” said Troy Wassill. Director of Programming, Domestic Distributors & Sports for Super Channel.

Lomachenko is regarded by many as the greatest amateur boxer of his time and arguably all-time having captured two Olympic gold medals (2008 & 2012) and three World Championships, reportedly losing only once in 396 amateur bouts.

Eight (7-1) of his nine fights during his three-year pro career have been in world title fights, including world title winning performances in two different weight classes, WBO featherweight and junior lightweight. Lomachenko has defeated world champions Gary Russell, Jr., Roman Martinez and Nicholas Walters.

Marriaga, who is moving up to junior lightweight to challenge Lomachenko, is a battled-tested challenger with good power and a strong amateur background.

In the 12-round co-feature, NABO & NABF lightweight champion “Sugar” Raymundo Beltran (33-7-1, 21 KOs) defends his titles against former two-time Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Featherweight World Champion Bryan Vasquez (36-2, 19 KOs).

Mexico-native Beltran, fighting out of Phoenix (AZ), is a two-time world title challenger who is knocking on the door for another world title shot. Beltran is ranked No. 2 in the world by the WBO, World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF), as well as No. 6 by the WBA.

Vasquez, fighting out of Costa Rico, is rated the No. 1 lightweight contender in the world by the WBA

In the eight-round Super Channel opener, 2012 Olympic silver medalist Esquiva Falcao (17-0, 12 KOs), the undefeated Brazilian middleweight, steps up in terms of class opposition to face Ivan “Terrible” Montero (20-2, 8 KOs), of Mexico.

To see the “Lomachenko vs. Marriaga” live, as well as more exciting boxing to come, fight fans in Canada can contact their local cable provider to subscribe to Super Channel and all that it offers, including premium series, movies and much more, for as low as $9.95 per month.

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TICKET ALERT: Terence Crawford/Julius Indongo Unification

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Undefeated WBC/WBO World champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) and IBF/WBA World champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) will collide in a 140-pound world title unification August 19 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

The winner will be undisputed, holding all four major 140lb titles.  ESPN, as part of Top Rank Boxing on ESPN,  will televise.

 

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. CT. Priced at $128, $78, $53, and $28, tickets can be purchased online via http://www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at the Pinnacle Bank Arena main ticket office.