2017 best BOXING fight – Oscar Valdez vs Miguel Marriaga – full fight Video WBO

4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-04-22, close and tough fight with an exciting finish: Oscar Valdez vs Miguel Marriaga is one of the best boxing fights of 2017 and it gets four stars!

The undefeated Wbo Fw champion Oscar Valdez entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 21-0-0 (19 KOs=90%) and he is ranked as the No.7 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Leo Santa Cruz). He fought three times last year winning over Evgeny Gradovich (=Valdez vs Gradovich), Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda (=Valdez vs Rueda) and Hiroshige Osawa (=Valdez vs Osawa).
His opponent, Miguel Marriaga, has an official record of 25-1-0 (21 KOs=84%) and he entered as the No.26 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Nicholas Walters in 2015 (=Walters vs Marriaga), after this fight he has won five bouts beating Adones Aguelo, Guy Robb and Eduardo Montoya in 2016. Oscar Valdez vs Miguel Marriaga is valid for the WBO World featherweight title (Valdez’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!



Date: 2017-04-22

Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Division: featherweight (126 lbs, 57.2 kg)

Title: WBO World featherweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Oscar Valdez def. Miguel Marriaga (unanimous decision, 119-108, 118-109, 116-111)


Valdez’s previous fight: Oscar Valdez vs Hiroshige Osawa

Marriaga’s next fight: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Miguel Marriaga

Valdez’s next fight: Oscar Valdez vs Genesis Servania



Valdez vs Marriaga Official Video:

(Alternative free embeddable video hosted on Dailymotion and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)

Official highlights

  • Olivier Veillette

    Yet another FOTY candidate I’m afraid…!

  • tango2042

    Excellent and quite interesting fight involving two powerful punchers and resilient boxers. Marriaga was the full time aggressor but to no avail because the boxing skills of Valdez were superior. He combined his excellent head and body moves with a very accurate and strong jab making a big difference in the score. Round 10 was incredibly good and hard to believe that Marriaga was able to survive it.

    • Secret Cinema Lagos

      could have been a draw or split decision. vasquez did not have this fight under control. it was close both have corazon

      • tango2042

        Secret: I just agree with you that two of the judges cards were unfair to Marriaga but the 116/111 just reflects reality. Marriaga aggression wasn’t effective because he was missing most of his punches although it appears to be the opposite. Despite the fact that Valdez moved backward his displacements and jab work were enough to overcame such aggression what means he was controlling the fight from a different optic. Valdez victory was clear enough mainly taking into account the excellent knock down he got in the 10th round. Watch the fight again and please correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Kamrul Kks

      As usual Mr Tango does it again another mind blowing THEATRICAL review! There’s only one Tango thee old bugger !

      • tango2042

        Kamrul Kks: If you don’t like other people comments don’t waste your time in this forum. We have enough clowns getting around, so one less would be very nice.

  • Secret Cinema Lagos

    outstanding fight. daft scorecards. boxing full of corrupt judges

  • Kamrul Kks

    Sanctioning bodies are scum for alowing these scorecards and still employing these filthy judges back to score fights, disgusting.

  • No10Count

    Well i had it 116/110
    1 round tied (2) . 6,9,and the 11th to Marriaga. Course the knock down in the 10th. So the 1 judge saw it 99% as me. Assume he didn’t split that 1 round as I did.

    Dido on the commentators. At least the guest commentator – not scoring because you prefer coming forward? They scored the 3rd for M and it was a very easy round to score (Valdez)

    Marriaga just doesn’t have the skills to contend with a boxer.
    He was following Valdez around the ring all night long. I did not see him cut off the ring even once.

    • tango2042

      No10Count: Totally agree, you got it right, mainly round 3 which was an easy one for Valdez. Marraiaga was certainly very aggressive but quite ineffective with no enough skills to caught Valdez as required. The score of 116/110 is right the other two were no good because benefit to much Valdez disregarding the reasonable work done by Marriaga.

  • Marcos Soria

    So excited fight .. good technic for both fighter and really braves.. Valdés was supirior but I think some of the judges was blind..

    Greetings from Spain