The 2012 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist and world champion in three different weight classes Vasyl Lomachenko entered this fight with a boxing record of 11-1-0 (9 KOs=82%) and he is ranked as the No.1 lightweight in the world. He lost to Orlando Salido at his second professional bout in 2014 (controversial split decision, Salido vs Lomachenko) but since then he has won ten consecutive fights beating Guillermo Rigondeaux (Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux) and Jorge Linares in his last two (4-stars fight Jorge Linares vs Vasyl Lomachenko).
His opponent, the former Olympian, former Ibf, Ibo super-Fw and current Wbo Lw champion Jose Pedraza, has an official record of 25-1-0 (12 knockouts) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Gervonta Davis last year (Jose Pedraza vs Gervonta Davis), after this bout he has won three fights beating Raymundo Beltran in his last one (Raymundo Beltran vs Jose Pedraza). Lomachenko vs Pedraza is valid for the WBA and WBO World lightweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, USA
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Title: WBA and WBO World lightweight titles
Lomachenko’s previous fight: Jorge Linares vs Vasyl Lomachenko
Pedraza’s previous fight: Raymundo Beltran vs Jose Pedraza
Lomachenko’s next fight: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla
Pedraza’s next fight: Jose Pedraza vs Antonio Lozada Jr
Lomachenko vs Pedraza fight video:
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