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Photos: Lomachenko Drops, Decisions Pedraza To Unify Belts

WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko wanted to unify lightweight world titles. After 12 rounds, he got his wish, although WBO champion Jose Pedraza sure didn't make it easy and halted Lomachenko's eight-bout knockout streak in the process. (photos by Mikey Williams).

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Lomachenko (12-1 9 KOs,) defeated Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,312 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden to unify world titles for the first time in his illustrious career.

Scores were 119-107 and 117-109 2X.

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It was tactical fight, as Pedraza's long arms kept Lomachenko at bay for much of the night. In the 11th round, Lomachenko, turned up the heat, scoring a pair of body shot knockdowns as Pedraza barely survived the round.

For Lomachenko, it's on to the next challenge.

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Emanuel Navarrete beat the long odds and stunned the rising superstar, Isaac Dogboe, via unanimous decision to win the WBO junior featherweight world title. The scores (116-112 2X, 115-113) reflected the action, as Navarrete was the aggressor throughout the fight

Navarrete (26-1, 22 KOs) stopped the streaking momentum of Dogboe (20-1, 14 KOs), who was making his second title defense.

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Comment by McNulty on 12-14-2018

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Comment by Tatabanya on 12-13-2018

[QUOTE=McManus;19350980][LIST=1] [*]How do I know your mind is reasonably healthy? [*]Because I used to be a part of that world and I've seen denegerates on both sides of the coin. You gave off a denegerate vibe. [*]You're choice of words…

Comment by McNulty on 12-13-2018

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;19349665]I just want to stress this issue, and ask you: why in the world you think someone whose mind is reasonably healthy should lie on a boxing forum for such a stupid thing like a winning bet, especially after having…

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