Walters-Marriaga and Verdejo-Najera on HBO, June 13

NICHOLAS WALTERS vs. MIGUEL MARRIAGA

FELIX VERDEJO vs. IVÁN NAJERA

Four Undefeated Fighters in Two Title Fights

Headline Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend Event

Next Saturday! June 13, at Madison Square Garden

Live on HBO Boxing After Dark®

NEW YORK (June 4, 2015) — It’s fight week…

Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world champion NICHOLAS “Axe Man” WALTERS of Jamaica, and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender FELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO will headline, in separate bouts, a world championship card in New York during Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend.

With 34 knockout victories between them, fireworks are all but assured for this event which will take place Next Saturday!June 13, in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Both will be facing undefeated opponents. Walters, who is in the third year of his championship reign, will defend his world title against Top-10 contender MIGUEL “The Scorpion” MARRIAGA of Colombia. Verdejo, in his live HBO debut, will make the first defense of his newly-won World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight title against IVÁN “Bam Bam” NAJERA, of San Antonio, TX. Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The four gladiators boast a perfect combined record of 78-0 (60 KOs), which includes a victory by knockout ratio of 77%!

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COMMENTS

-Pazuzu :

Marriaga is going to get crushed, but I'm looking forward to seeing Walters back in action this weekend. Hopefully this will be a tune-up on the way to a big fight for him (Lomachenko?) later this year.