In only his tenth professional fight it is quite easy to think that Vasyl Lomachenko is one of, if not they best current professional boxers competing at the minute, but there is still huge fights out there for him if he comes through this latest test. Mikey Garcia or Guillermo Rigondeaux are waiting in the wings for a huge pay day in what would be a super fight to make it’s mark on this generations era and the history books.
If Lomachenko is to fight Garcia next he would have to move up from Super Middleweight to Lightweight and if he is to fight Rigondeaux next it would have to move down to a catch weight plus there is always the option of unifying the division with potential fights against the three other champions, Miguel Berchelt (WBC), Jezreel Corrales (WBA), Gervonta Davies (IBF).
Miguel Marriaga has the toughest fight of his career so far, with him getting most of his wins in his homeland of Columbia it feels like he has a bit of an inflated record as he hasn’t really fought the same level of opponents some of the other contenders from the division have faced.
When Marriaga has made the step up to fight a better calibre of opponent like Nicholas Walters and Oscar Valdez for a world title fight he has been comfortably beaten on a unanimous decision. If Marriaga does the unthinkable and pulls off an upset I feel he will look to defend the belt a few times before even thinking about going after one of the other champions.