The world champion under version WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KO’s) on December 8 will fight against the Puerto Rican Jose Pedraza.
The game will take place in new York at Madison Square Garden.
It will be a unification bout for the championship belt of WBA and WBO lightweight.
On the eve of battle Pedraza said that he had found the key to victory over Lomachenko.
“To battle, I have to be in its best condition, so I can keep up with the pace which will offer Lomachenko for all 12 rounds. I have the talent and skills I need just to work hard in training so my plan for the fight worked perfectly.
I have the advantage of height, I also met the fighters stylistically similar to Basil, so the advantage of experience on my side. I have to get used to the manner of movement of the opponent and use their chances. My goal is to impose his fighting style, stick to a comfortable distance and deal a lot of strikes,” said Pedraza.
In Ukraine, the battle Lomachenko – Pedraza live show channel “inter”. The broadcast begins – 9 Dec (Sunday) at 05:00 Kyiv time.
The Battle Lomachenko – Pedraza
“I’m ready to fight an opponent as Jose Pedraza. My goal was always the unification of the titles, and Pedraza is on my way to that goal.
Fans in new York are special, they are real Boxing fans and I can’t wait to give them another spectacular performance,” said Lomachenko.
Lomachenko appreciated by its future rival, and told how to prepare for the match.
“In the fight between Beltran and Pedrosoi I’m not favored. Understand that the chances are about 50: 50. Somewhere more inclined to win Pedraza, but he knew that Raimundo could in a moment turn things around.
For me personally, the fight with Beltran would be interesting. This is a boxer who goes and wants to fight, wants to fight, to show the real Boxing. With such interesting boxers to box, with boxers you can uncover.
Pedraza is such an athlete that dries the battle. Davis took care of him without problems, so I doubt that he told me some great difficulties. But, in any case, I’ll prepare for it like a championship fight,” said Lomachenko in an interview with LOMA Official TV.
As reported by the portal Znayu, Lomachenko has headed a rating of the best boxers in the world.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.