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Pedraza Confident, Feels Ready To Overcome Lomachenko

By Miguel Rivera

World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion Jose "Sniper" Pedraza is ready to go to war in his upcoming unification with Vasyl Lomachenko.

This coming Saturday night, Pedraza will look to capture the WBA world title of Vasyl Lomachenko at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Pedraza (25-1, 12 KO's), who captured the title from Ray Beltran earlier this year, will be a big underdog against Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KO's).

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Pedraza has been going through a very tough training camp against the boxer that some view as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.

"I'm going to show him the kind of boxer that I am, of good boxing quality and technically speaking. I am a great fighter and I have a great condition to make a good fight and even beat him. I'm going to do my job and I hope to do it at face value. And if I do, I plan to win," Pedraza said to Jorge Ayala.

"I said it's going to be a technical war. We are very technical boxers, but we also like to apply pressure. It's going to be a very interesting fight. Obviously (I'm going in) well prepared to fight those 12 rounds along with him. That's why we selected (to train in) Las Vegas, because of its elevation, to have better condition than Lomachenko and to overcome his speed and lateral movements. Neutralize all of that.

"We have here the cold factor (in Las Vegas) that complicates the training to sweat, but we are compensating with good nutrition. That's why I understand that we are ready. I'd say it's better because we can eat a little bit of a bigger portion and keep up with a lot of energy.

"We are close. I am very happy and anxious to come in there to bring that victory to Puerto Rico."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by theface07 on 12-06-2018

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;19327556]Disappointing matchup. Loma is taking a step backwards with this weak opponent. How does he go from Linares to Pedraza. Weak ass fight[/QUOTE] Calm down. He's coming off serious shoulder surgery and regardless of what you think of Pedraza, it's…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=joseph5620;19328534]The people hyping up Pedraza's are the same people who say Tank hasn't fought anybody. It's funny to watch.[/QUOTE] And I really shouldnt be dissing Pedraza but when Lomas fans dis other fighters comp this is where I step in…

Comment by joseph5620 on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=Raggamuffin;19328505]Another bum for Loma.[/QUOTE] The people hyping up Pedraza's are the same people who say Tank hasn't fought anybody. It's funny to watch.

Comment by joseph5620 on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=dan_cov;19327582]This guys better than he gets credit for I feel he damaged his image a little vs Tank. He was really off that night and had a rather odd uncharacteristic gameplan. Not saying he threw the fight but it was…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 12-05-2018

Another bum for Loma.

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