Puerto Rico's Jose "Sniper" Pedraza will have a very busy Christmas.

The two-division world champion is training hard during the festive season for his important fight on February 5 against former unified junior welterweight beltholder Jose Ramirez at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

Pedraza, however, faced the challenge knowing that the temptations of the island's festivities - such as typical foods and gatherings - will not cause a dent in his game plan.

"The biggest drawback may be food, but I have no problem with that," Pedraza told Giovanny Vega.

Pedraza is preparing at his private gym in Cidra.

The 32-year-old boxer plans to spend Christmas with his family, without neglecting his training schedule for what will be the 33rd fight of his professional career.

"I will be with my family. Saturday and Sunday are days of rest. But I always stay focused on training. If I take a weekday off, I make it up on a Sunday. I have no problem with that. I am focused on the February engagement," Pedraza said.

Pedraza - who has a record of 29-3 and 14 KO's - indicated that he is already taking precautions to prevent the possibility of contracting COVID-19 in his gym.

The veteran boxer - who recently renewed his agreement with promoter Top Rank - aspires to be crowned again as world champion in a third weight class. And at this stage in his career, there is no room for stay-busy fights.

In that sense, Ramirez (26-1 and 17 KO's) is a powerful opponent who reigned as WBO, WBC champion at 140-pounds - before losing his titles in May to current undisputed champion Josh Taylor.

“I always kept training, running and doing a little boxing. Now we are sparring and turning up the intensity. We are increasing the rounds. Right now I would say that I'm about 55% in the preparation process. We will be fine-tuning things," said Pedraza said.