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Photos: Jose Pedraza, Antonio Lozada - Set For Grudge Match

Masayuki Ito won the WBO junior lightweight title last July in Kissimmee, Florida. For title defense number two, he’s returning to the city of his greatest triumph. (photos by Mikey Williams).

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Ito, who recently signed a long-term co-promotional contract with Top Rank, will defend his title against 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team captain and U.S Marine Corps veteran Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring Saturday, May 25 at Osceola Heritage Park.

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Ito-Herring will headline a special Memorial Day weekend edition of Top Rank on ESPN beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, former two-division world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza looks to get back in the win column against Antonio Lozada Jr.

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• Masayuki Ito 129.4 lbs vs. Jamel Herring 129.6 lbs
(Ito's WBO Junior Lightweight world title - 12 Rounds)
Judges/Referee: Lisa Giampa, Alex Levin and Thomas Nardone/Frank Gentile

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•  Jr. 134.4 lbs
(Vacant WBO Latino lightweight title  - 10 Rounds)
Judges/Referee: Michael Ross, Rodolfo Aguilar and Fred Fluty/Telis Assimenios 

ESPN+ (6:30 p.m. ET)
 
• Jeyvier Cintron 114.6 lbs vs. Koki Eto 114.6 lbs
(Cintron's WBO International junior bantamweight title - 10 Rounds)

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• Jean Carlos Rivera 126 lbs vs. Adam Lopez 125.4 lbs
(Vacant Jr. NABF featherweight title - 10 Rounds)
 
• Henry Lebron 130.2 lbs vs. Luis Ruiz Lizarraga Jr. 129.2 lbs
(Super Featherweight - 6 Rounds)

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•  Orlando Gonzalez 125.6 lbs vs. Roxberg Riley 124.8 lbs
(Featherweight - 6 Rounds)

• Marco Diaz 126.4 lbs vs. Edgard Figueroa 126.2 lbs
(Featherweight - 4 Rounds)

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Swing Bouts
• Edgar Berlanga 161.6 lbs vs. Gyorgy Varju 157.4 lbs
(Middleweight - 8/6 Rounds)

• Antonio Vargas 117.4 lbs vs. Jose Cardenas 117.6 lbs
(Bantamweight - 8 Rounds)

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OFF TV (5:30 p.m. ET)
• Steve Nelson 172 lbs vs. Victor Darocha 171.8 lbs
(Light Heavyweight - 8 Rounds)

• Carlos Cuadras 117.8 lbs vs. Daniel Lozano 117.8 lbs
(Bantamweight - 8 Rounds)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BOXING-SCRIBE on 05-24-2019

I would have slapped the tattoos off of Lozado for the "i am just kidding chin check," seem like he is trying get an idea of distance on the inside

Comment by bulldognyc on 05-24-2019

[QUOTE=Corelone;19769989]. Pedraza labored in obscurity, while Verdejo got the hype. Sosa came and went. The sniper is a working man's fighter, lots of preparation and honest effort.too bad he didn't get the backing. 140 looks like croc infested waters.[/QUOTE] He’s…

Comment by Corelone on 05-24-2019

[QUOTE=SHO_RULEZ;19769967]Pedraza deserves respect for beating Beltran, who had the full backing of the ESPN machine. ESPN produced a story, Beltran the hero, fighting for his US citizenship, against that Pedraza guy. Pedraza rewrote the script though :lol1:....when he ran Beltran…

Comment by SHO_RULEZ on 05-24-2019

Pedraza deserves respect for beating Beltran, who had the full backing of the ESPN machine. ESPN produced a story, Beltran the hero, fighting for his US citizenship, against that Pedraza guy. Pedraza rewrote the script though :lol1:....when he ran Beltran…

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