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Pedraza Shakes Head at Scores, Felt Lomachenko Beat Lopez

Former two division champion Jose Pedraza did not agree with the scoring of Saturday's big lightweight clash between world champions Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez.

Lopez won a twelve round unanimous decision over Lomachenko at the MGM Grand's Conference Center in Las Vegas.

He walked away with the IBF, WBC Franchise, WBA, WBO world titles.

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The scores were 116-112, 117-111, and a score of 119-109 that drew a lot of criticism.

Pedraza, who lost a twelve round decision to Lomachenko, felt the contest was very close and could have been at best a draw.

“The judges' scores seemed a bit absurd to me. I did see it as being very close. I saw it in favor of Loma. We did not see a Loma as we normally see him, being very imposing. In the early rounds he was boxing a lot. He didn't do much and I think that could have hurt him," Pedraza told Sara Hernandez.

"But after round six and seven onwards it was totally different. It was what we normally see from Loma: a little more aggressive."

Former two division world champion turned trainer, Ivan Calderon, disagreed with the scores - but had no problem with Lopez getting the victory.

“I don't agree with the wide decision, but I can go with a 115-113 score in favor of [Lopez]. But I don't detract from him because he got the victory.... because he was the one who was looking for the fight at all times from the very beginning, although in the end he was the one who was going backwards," Calderon said.

For his part, veteran trainer Juan de León said he was not surprised by the outcome and felt age was a factor.

"Lopez] had said that if you make Loma go backwards and land a right hand, you can knock him out. If Lomachenko had applied pressure from the beginning, things might have been different. But Loma felt Lopez's power early on and said 'I can't risk it.' In addition, the younger fighter established a game plan for Loma as no one could do in the past, and Loma could not get him out of his mind,” De León said.

“Lomachenko's years are falling apart. Youth prevailed. I am satisfied, happy to see a young man achieve something for history."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Terr225 on 10-21-2020

Pedraza is such a kiss ass. This is the same guy basically sucking loma off talking about how good he was. Lopez never got on the loma train and even said he was ordinary and I believe him the way…

Comment by arawakan77 on 10-21-2020

Jose’s head is just shaking from the punishment received by Loma’s fists.

Comment by arawakan77 on 10-21-2020

Loma lost. Loma won rounds 8, 9, 10 & 11, he also won round 2 in my humble opinion. I even gave him round 2 for the benefit of the doubt. The fight was closer than what two judges scored…

Comment by Walexhris on 10-20-2020

[QUOTE=Bandman;20826128]I watched round 2 like 5 times how TF did loma win that? lol[/QUOTE] I keep asking the same question, I think it's just the way some folks are wired, they remember what happened @ the end of the round,…

Comment by Walexhris on 10-20-2020

[QUOTE=Jc8804;20826243]7-5 lopez is reasonable. No way it was 8-4 or better. This a 36 round fight and it just got started. They need to do an immediate rematch in February.[/QUOTE] Don't hold your breath...there was no rematch clause

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