WBA lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and WBO lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza exchanged pleasantries as they weighed-in a day before their title unification tilt, Saturday evening at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET). (photos by Mikey Williams).
In the co-feature, Isaac "Royal Storm" Dogboe will make the second defense of his WBO junior featherweight world title against Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete. Dogboe snatched the title from Jessie Magdaleno back in April and defended it Aug. 25 with a first-round knockout over Hidenori Otake.
In the televised opener, unbeaten lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez faces his toughest test to date in veteran Mason Menard.
And, in a special attraction (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET), 2016 Italian Olympian Guido Vianello will make his pro debut against Luke Lyons in a six-round heavyweight clash.
Vasiliy Lomachenko 134.4 lbs vs. Jose Pedraza 134.2 lbs
(Lomachenko's WBA and Pedraza's WBO Lightweight world titles - 12 Rounds)
• Isaac Dogboe 120.8 lbs vs. Emanuel Navarrete 122 lbs
(Dogboe's WBO Junior Featherweight world title - 12 Rounds)
• Teofimo Lopez 135 lbs vs. Mason Menard 135 lbs
(NABF, NABA and USBA Lightweight titles- 10 Rounds)
• Guido Vianello 236 lbs vs. Luke Lyons 239.8 lbs
(Heavyweight - 6 Rounds)