WBO tremendous featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (eight-1, 6 KOs) will defend his title aganist Colombian challenger Miguel Marriaga ( 25-2, 21 KOs) on August 5 on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
The Ukrainan boxer had hoped to avenge his solely professional defeat in a rematch with three-time featherweight world champion Orlando Salido, however the Mexican turned down the struggle.
“In fact, I needed to struggle Salido however that is not occurring,” stated Lomachenko. “Now I need to cope with Marriaga, who had the braveness to take this battle.
“Each struggle is essential for me. My aim is to be one of the best fighter on the planet.”
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko, in solely his second professional struggle, challenged Salido for the WBO featherweight title, however misplaced an in depth cut up-determination in March 2014. Salido did not make weight the day earlier than the battle and was stripped of his world title.
Lomachenko went on to win the identical world title in his following bout when he outpointed Gary Russell Jr in June 2014. He made three profitable defences earlier than shifting as much as one hundred thirty kilos and knocking out Roman Martinez to say his second world title.
In his most up-to-date fights, Lomachenko scored dominant stoppage wins over Nicholas Walters and Jason Sosa, and he now meets Marriaga, who’s trying to win a world title for the third time, beforehand dropping factors selections at featherweight to Walters in June 2015, and Oscar Valdez in April in his final outing.
“I’m in boxing to struggle within the largest fights. There’s nothing greater than preventing Lomachenko,” stated Marriaga. “I’m going into the ring to win this battle. Nobody is unbeatable, not even Lomachenko.
“I’ve respect however no worry of Lomachenko and I can’t wait to struggle for his world title.”