Top Rank Boxing shows up with a solid title fight on ESPN. Victor Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs), one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world, puts his WBO World Super Featherweight title on the line tonight against Miguel Marriaga (25-2, 21 KOs) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.
In the undercard, Raymundo Beltran (33-7-1, 22 KOs) fights Bryan Vasquez (35-2, 19 KOs) for a couple of belts nobody cares about, the NABF lightweight title and the WBO NABO lightweight title.
There might be three fights, if so I’ll pick up the live blog when Beltran and Vasquez hit the ring.
As always, scroll on down for the live blog. Keep reading for the press release from ESPN.
Top Rank Boxing on ESPN Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga WBO Junior Lightweight World Title Fight Live on ESPN Saturday, August 5
Full Week of Boxing July 31 to August 5 on ESPN Platforms Leading up to Title Fight
Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN Mauricio Herrera vs. Jesus Soto Karass on Friday, August 4
19 Classic Fights throughout the Week Lomachenko
On Saturday, August 5, at 10 p.m. ET the next installment of Top Rank Boxing on ESPN will feature two-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against two-time world title challenger and Top-10 contender Miguel Marriaga. The Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko vs. Miguel “Escorpión” Marriaga bout will air live and exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and stream live on the ESPN app, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The fight will be called ringside by ESPN commentators Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas, with Bernardo Osuna reporting. They will be joined by guest analyst Timothy Bradley, Jr., a former two-division world champion recently trained by Teddy Atlas. ESPN Deportes will pair Pablo Viruega and Delvin Rodriguez to call the main event in Spanish, with studio commentary from Claudia Trejos and Leopoldo Gonzalez.
On Friday, August 4, at 9 p.m. ET Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN continues with a 10-round welterweight bout featuring Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera vs. Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass – live and exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and stream live on the ESPN app, from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Calling the action ringside for ESPN will be Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and blow-by-blow commentator Bernardo Osuna. ESPN Deportes will pair Pablo Viruega and Delvin Rodriguez to call the main event in Spanish, with studio commentary from Claudia Trejos and Leopoldo Gonzalez.
ESPN will also air 19 classic fights leading up to the big weekend of live boxing. The classic fights begin with De La Hoya vs. Chavez I, Pacquiao vs. Margarito and Arguello vs. Pryor I Monday, July 31 at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and streaming on the ESPN app.
On August 4, during the 6 p.m. ET editions, both SportsCenter on ESPN and Golpe a Golpe on ESPN Deportes will also air Lomachenko’s weigh-in live.
El 4 de agosto, durante las ediciones de las 6 p.m. ET, ambos SportsCenter en ESPN y Golpe a Golpe en ESPN Deportes también transmitirán el pesaje de Lomachenko en vivo.
The fights are on ESPN at 10 p.m. Watch them with me.
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