Pedraza Starts Tough Camp For Lomachenko Showdown

By Miguel Rivera

WBO lightweight world champion Jose 'Sniper' Pedraza is already preparing hard for his unification with Vasyl Lomachenko, who is current champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA).

The contest takes place on December 8th at the Hulu Theater of Madison Square Garden in New York.

"Jose has already completed two weeks of training. We are going to start by going to the body earlier than normal. That way we gain time and we can enter the strong stage even faster," said trainer Luis Espada to Carlos Gonzalez.

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During the first week, Pedraza gave free rein to the morning runs, and then physical work in the afternoon.

"This week we started with more specific things. We have scheduled to travel to Nebraska on October 11 to be at the fight of Terence Crawford and take the opportunity to meet with the people of Top Rank," specified Espada.

Then, the group will move to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the bulk of the camp until the week before the event that will be broadcast live on ESPN.

"We want to be in Las Vegas by mid-October. Move to the Top Rank gym will be important because we know we have to be well focused on the strategies to make a great fight and get a great victory," said Espada.

"There is no fear of overtraining because that is something that we watch very hard. I prefer to extend the period a bit without having to overload it. "

The coach said that in order to dominate Lomachenko, his pupil will need an impeccable strategy if he wishes to succeed.

"For this fight we need explosiveness and speed. We are going to need individuals to make Jose work in those aspects. Lomachenko arrives in easy, but before an opponent like Pedraza, who is skillful and intelligent, it will not be easy for him," Espada said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chrisJS on 10-04-2018

[QUOTE=7not8;19162994]What's up man!? I was actually just talking to the wife about it and her eyes lit up when I mentioned it! I'm pretty sure we'll be there and since we live in New England we'll already be accustom to…

Comment by BLASTER1 on 10-03-2018

Doesn't matter how much work he puts in. He's outclassed and it will show.

Comment by 7not8 on 10-03-2018

[QUOTE=chrisJS;19162146]You gonna go to this fight dude? I was hoping it would land here but don't quite feel it's worth toughing out the cold for ha. Hoping for a good MSG fight again around April/May though.[/QUOTE] What's up man!? I…

Comment by chrisJS on 10-03-2018

[QUOTE=7not8;19160662]Getting ready for the ole we over trained excuse for when he gets stopped.[/QUOTE] You gonna go to this fight dude? I was hoping it would land here but don't quite feel it's worth toughing out the cold for ha.…

Comment by chrisJS on 10-03-2018

[QUOTE=PrBoxing88;19160807]Lomachenko has only beating smaller guys, idk whats the problem with this fight, I had seen A LOTS OF UPSETS so whats the problem with this fight???.[/QUOTE] I don't think Martinez, Sosa or Walters were "smaller" than him nor where…

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