Friday, August 4, 2017
Marriaga made a very nice showing in a spirited effort last time out in losing a close decision to WBO featherweight champ Oscar Valdez,but losing to Valdez is one thing-making the giant leap up to Lomachenko is another.
It will be nice for the regular fan to see the talents of Lomachenko as the Top Rank-ESPN arrangement continues to flourish..
The co-feature has Ray Beltran staying busy before his lightweight title shot vs Bryan Vasquez in a ten rounder.
The third bout is also on ESPN,but on Friday as the Golden Boy series continues with two faded warhorses hooking up in a welterweight bout.
Mauricio Herrera might best be remembered for being robbed against Danny Garcia a few years back along with a disputed (on my card) decision win over Ruslan Provodnikov,while his opponent Jesus Soto-Karass has fought many exciting wars against most of the welterweight division,losing most,but winning the occasional fight (Andre Berto and Selcuk Aydin) to remain a fringe contender/gatekeeper.
The winner will stick around for another fight against a prospect or contender,the loser should consider hanging the gloves up.
I lead Ramon Malpica in the boxing challenge 94-87.
WBO Junior Lightweight title. 12 rds
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Miguel Marriaga
R.L:Lomachenko unanimous decision
TRS:Lomachenko KO 9
Ray Beltran vs Bryan Vasquez
R.L: Beltran KO 5
TRS:Beltran KO 3
Mauricio Herrera vs Jesus Soto-Karass
Both:Herrera unanimous decision