Vasiliy Lomachenko returns to the ring for the very first time because his December victory more than Richard Commey, facing Jamaine Ortiz in the key occasion of a Top Rank boxing card at the Hulu Theater inside New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday (ESPN+, six:25 p.m. ET).
Lomachenko (16-two, 11 KOs), 34, a two-time gold Olympic medalist and former unified lightweight champion, was scheduled to face George Kambosos Jr. in June for the lightweight championship, but Lomachenko decided to turn down the fight to remain with his loved ones when Russia invaded his residence nation of Ukraine in February. Lomachenko joined a territorial defense battalion in Ukraine till August, when he returned to the U.S. to resume his boxing profession.
Ortiz (16–1, eight KOs), 26, of Worcester, Massachusetts, defeated former champion Jamel Herring in Las Vegas in May.
In Glendale, Arizona, at the Gila River Arena, YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul requires on former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in an eight-round cruiserweight bout in the key occasion of a card that also involves former NFL operating back Le’Veon Bell against UFC veteran Uriah Hall in a light heavyweight fight.
Paul (five-, four KOs), 25, of Cleveland, is coming off an impressive TKO victory more than Tyron Woodley in December. After failed attempts to face Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. earlier this year, Paul picked MMA legend Silva as his subsequent opponent.
Silva (three-1, two KOs), 47, of Brazil, defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in June 2021 and stopped former UFC light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz a year ago in boxing matches.
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Fight in progress in New York: Nico Ali-Walsh vs. Billy Wagner, six rounds, middleweights
Still to come:
In New York:
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jamaine Ortiz, 12 rounds, lightweights
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Jose Matias Romero, ten rounds, featherweights
Richard Torrez Jr. vs. Ahmed Hefny, six rounds, heavyweights
Duke Ragan vs. Luis Lebron, eight rounds, featherweights
Tiger Johnson vs, Esteban Garcia, six rounds, junior welterweights
Troy Isley vs. Quincy LaVallais, eight rounds, middleweights
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, eight rounds, cruiserweights
Le’Veon Bell vs. Uriah Hall, four rounds, cruiserweights
Ashton Sylve vs. Braulio Rodriguez, eight rounds, junior lightweights
Chris Avila vs. Mikhail Varshavski, four rounds, cruiserweights
Antonio Nieves vs. Alexandro Santiago, ten rounds, bantamweights
Shadasia Green vs. Ogleidis Suarez, eight rounds, women’s super middleweights