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Pedraza Says Klimov IBF Title Bout Eyed For Late April

By Ben Jacobs

José Pedraza (19-0, 12 KOs) knows he will be fighting for the IBF super featherweight world title.  He also confirmed to BoxingScene.com that his opponent will be former Terence Crawford victim, Andrey Klimov (19-1, 9 KOs).

The Puerto Rican thought he would be fighting by the end of April and, while frustrated by delays in securing the contest, he has continued training all the while.

“The important thing is that we haven’t stopped training and we will be well prepared for when they do tell us the date and location,” he explained.

The Caguas native defeated Michael Farenas last November in his most recent ring appearance to make himself the mandatory for the IBF’s belt following Rances Barthelemy’s move to lightweight.

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