Friday, August 4th 2017

It’s All Arum, All The Time!



Hall of Fame Promoter Begins the Day

Live on “Mike and Mike” at 9:30 A.M. ET to Promote

Vasyl Lomachenko’s World Title Defense 

            LOS ANGELES (August 4, 2017)Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM will be getting an early start on his promotional roadwork, “barnstorming” ESPN TODAY, talking up the return of two-division world champion and pound for pound superstar VASYL “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO to a Los Angeles ring for the first time in over three years. Lomachenko headlines an all-action card, Tomorrow!  Saturday, August 5, at Microsoft Theater, located at LA Live! Lomachenko will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against two-time world title challenger and Top-10 contender MIGUEL “Escorpión” MARRIAGA. The co-main event will feature three-time world title challenger and top-rated lightweight contender RAY “Sugar” BELTRAN defending his NABF and NABO lightweight titles against former two-time interim World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion and the current WBA No. 1 contender BRYAN VASQUEZ. The four gladiators boast a combined professional record of 102-12-1 (67 KOs).

Both title fights will be televised live and exclusively at 10 p.m. EDT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN app.

“I may get myself a newspaper route if I keep up these hours,” said Arum, 85. The promotional dynamo reports to ESPN’s Los Angeles studios at 6 a.m. PT for the first of nine appearances on various television and radio programs, including three different SportsCenter interviews.   

            Below, please find the list of Arum’s live appearances on ESPN today:

  • 9:30 a.m. ET           Mike and Mike
  • 10:15 a.m. ET Jalen & Jacoby
  • 10:40 a.m. ET First Take
  • 12:20 p.m. ET SportsCenter Coast 2 Coast
  • 2:30 p.m. ET           Stephen A. Smith’s radio show
  • 4:00 p.m. ET           SportsNation 

In addition to the live appearances above, Arum will also be featured in late afternoon/early evening interviews on SportsCenter SC6, ESPN Deportes’ Nacíon and SportsCenter with Neil Everett. 

The Lomachenko – Marriaga undercard will be live streamed on the ESPN app and feature the professional debut of 2016 U.S. Olympian and Los Angeles native MIKAELA MAYER in her first hometown fight since 2008.   She will fight in a four-round lightweight bout. The Mayer bout and all undercard bouts will be streamed live exclusively on the ESPN app and via

Promoted by Top Rank®, remaining tickets to the Lomachenko vs. Marriaga / Beltran vs. Vasquez championship event are priced at $130, $105, $80, $55 and $30.  They may be purchased at,, by phone at 888-929-7849 or at the STAPLES Center Box Office.

For more information visit:,; Facebook,; Twitter @ESPNBoxeo

@ESPNDeportes. Use the hashtags #LomachenkoMarriaga and #BeltranVasquez to join the conversation on Twitter.

Media Contacts:


Lee Samuels:  702-378-1083 / [email protected]

Gardy Lopez:  787-246-3668 / [email protected]

Fred Sternburg: 303-548-0707 / [email protected]


Ardi Dwornik: 646-547-5612 / [email protected]

Santa Brito: 646-547-5602 / [email protected]