WBO tremendous featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) defeated Miguel Marriaga (25-three, 21 KOs) by seventh spherical stoppage on Saturday night time on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Two-weight world champion Lomachenko knocked the Colombian down twice earlier than Marriaga’s nook stopped the one-sided struggle.
The Ukrainian related with strong jabs and onerous physique photographs from the beginning whereas Marriaga hardly landed a shot.
Lomachenko dropped the challenger with a straight left within the third. Marriaga beat the rely, after which Lomachenko went to the nook and urged Marriaga to return at him, which he did, and Lomachenko nailed him.
An unintentional head-conflict within the fourth, opened a reduce over Lomachenko’s left eye. Nevertheless he appeared unaffected by the minimize, and continued to punish Marriaga within the following rounds.
Lomachenko was battering Marriaga everywhere in the ring and dropped him once more with a tough left on the finish of the seventh. The bell ended the spherical, however Marriaga was achieved, and his nook threw within the towel.
Lomachenko, who was making his third defence of the one hundred thirty pound world title, might probably struggle Guillermo Rigondeaux subsequent, as he goals to turn out to be the primary pound for pound fighter on the planet.
“I’ll battle anyone. I need to battle, and I need to unify titles,” stated Lomachenko.