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Boxing schedule (on TV) | August 2017

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Tonight, boxing phenom and WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko returns to the ring to face Miguel Marriaga at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

How good is Lomachenko?

A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, he boasted a magnificent record of 396-1, with his only loss avenged twice. In fact, he's considered the best amateur ever by many.

Yes, even better than amateur versions of Teofilo Stevenson, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard.

And now, many consider him the best fighter in the world today. Will Lomachenko become the next Floyd Mayweather? Will he be better?

His promoter, Bob Arum, who considers Vasyl the best pro boxer since the great Ali, recently said on ESPN’s 'First Take:'

“Now Floyd Mayweather’s a great, great defensive fighter – there’s no doubt about it."

“But Floyd is content to win fights by out-scoring an opponent, scoring more punches than the opponent hits him with and wins on points. Now Lomachenko closes the show."

"You can’t hit him because his distance is so good, his footwork is so good. But he’s always looking for ways to destroy the opponent and he always does."

Lomachenko doesn't step, he glides. He fights like he's on ice skates. Yes, his footwork is that good.

“So I look at Lomachenko as the best that I’ve seen," Arum added.

Let's hope we’ll be treated to Lomachenko vs Mikey Garcia, Jorge Linares, Guillermo Rigondeaux or Gervonta Davis sometime within the year.

Boxing Schedule
High-Profile and Semi High-Profile Fights Only *
For a more in-depth schedule that includes lower-profile bouts, visit the ESPN Boxing Schedule

*Start times reflect the televised portion of the fight card, not the main event

Boxing Tonight
August 5, 2017

Los Angeles
ESPN/ESPN Deportes, 10PM ET
BoxNation, 2AM UK Time

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Miguel Marriaga
12 rounds, for Lomachenko's WBO junior lightweight title

Raymundo Beltran vs. Bryan Vasquez
10 rounds, lightweights

Mikaela Mayer vs. Widnelly Figueroa
4 rounds, female lightweights
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Atlantic City, N.J.:

Derrick Webster vs. Lamar Harris
8 rounds, super middleweights

Terrance Cauthen vs. Nick Valliere
6 rounds, junior middleweights

Prince Badi Ajamu vs. Edgar Perez
8 rounds, cruiserweights
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Mumbai, India

Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali
12 rounds, super middleweights


... And here's a sneak peek of the boxing schedule for the rest of August 2017


August 10

Los Angeles
Estrella TV
Charles Huerta vs. Miguel A. Gonzalez
8 rounds, junior lightweights

Christian Gonzalez vs. Daniel Perales
8 rounds, lightweights


August 11

General Alvear, Argentina

Juan Carlos Reveco vs. Komgrich Nantapech
12 rounds, IBF flyweight eliminator


August 12

Monterrey, Mexico
beIN Sports Espanol
Omar Chavez vs. Robert Garcia
10 rounds, junior middleweights
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Tokyo
beIN Sports Espanol
(Aug. 19 tape delay)
Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Luis Nery
12 rounds, for Yamanaka's WBC bantamweight title


August 18

Ponce, Puerto Rico
ESPN/ESPN Deportes
Alberto Machado vs. Carlos Morales
10 rounds, junior lightweights

Emanuel Rivera vs. Nathaniel Searson
8 rounds, bantamweights


August 19

Lincoln, Neb.
ESPN/ESPN Deportes
Sky Sports
Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo
12 rounds, for Crawford's WBO/WBC and

Indongo's IBF/WBA junior welterweight titles


Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Craig Baker
10 rounds, light heavyweights

Shakur Stevenson vs. David Paz
6 rounds, featherweights

Mike Alvarado vs. Sidney De Siqueira
8 or 10 rounds, welterweights

Bryan Jennings vs. Daniel Martz
8 rounds, heavyweights

Dillian Whyte vs. TBA
8 rounds, heavyweights

Nicholas Walters vs. Arturo Santos
8 or 10 rounds, junior lightweights
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Brampton, Canada

Samuel Vargas vs. Ali Funeka
10 rounds, welterweights
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Atlantic City, N.J.:

Thomas LaManna vs. George Sosa
10 rounds, welterweights

Imamu Mayfield vs. Lamont Capers
8 rounds, cruiserweights

August 22

Las Vegas
PBC on Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes
Mickey Bey vs. Anthony Peterson
10 rounds, lightweights

Ishe Smith vs. TBA
10 rounds, middleweights

Ashley Theophane vs. TBA
8 rounds, junior welterweights


August 25

Miami, Okla
PBC on Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes
Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs. Tureano Johnson
12 rounds, IBF middleweight eliminator


August 26

Las Vegas
Showtime PPV
Sky Sports
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
12 rounds, junior middleweights

Gervonta Davis vs. Roman "Rocky" Martinez
12 rounds, for Davis' IBF junior lightweight title
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Carson, Calif.
HBO, BoxNation
Miguel Cotto vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai
12 rounds, for vacant WBO junior middleweight title

Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Rios
12 rounds, for Vargas' WBC junior featherweight title

Joet Gonzalez vs. Deivis Bassa
10 rounds, featherweights


August 27

Kumamoto, Japan

Tatsuya Fukuhara vs. Ryuya Yamanaka
12 rounds, for Fukuhara's WBO strawweight title

 
 
Lee Cleveland

Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.

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