Ring Magazine’s current pound-for-pound number one Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko (11-1; 9 KOs) takes on Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (25-1; 12 KOs) from Madison Square Garden theatre on Saturday night. The fight will unify Lomachenko’s WBA (Super) title and Pedraza’s WBO belt in the Lightweight (135 lbs.) division.
Three-weight world champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist Lomachenko will be looking to add another world title belt to his already gleaming resume, after coming through his toughest test to date against Jorge Linares last time out, as he defends his lightweight title for the first time.
Across the ring stands Jose Pedraza, like his counter-part he’s moved up in weight from super-featherweight, after his only career loss to Gervonta Davis in January last year. Pedraza, who won the WBO belt against Ray Beltran in his last fight, faces a stout first defence against one of boxing’s true modern greats.
Join myself Tom Atherton at 3am for live round-by-round coverage.