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Photos: Ray Beltran, Jose Pedraza - Ready For War in Arizona

The stakes are high for WBO lightweight world champion Ray Beltran and challenger José  "Sniper" Pedraza, with the winner expected to fight WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko later this year. (photos by Mikey Williams).

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Beltran and Pedraza met at the final press conference for the next edition of "Top Rank on ESPN", which will take place Saturday evening at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona (10:30 ET/7:30 PST). 

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In the co-feature, Isaac "Royal Storm" Dogboe will make the first defense of his WBO junior featherweight title against Japanese challenger Hidenori Otake. And, in a six-round super featherweight special attraction, 2016 U.S. Olympian Mikaela Mayer will make her long-awaited ESPN network debut against former world title challenger Edina Kiss.

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WEIGHTS

• Ray Beltran 134.6 lbs vs. José Pedraza 134.4 lbs
(WBO Lightweight title - 12 Rounds)
 
• Isaac Dogboe 121 lbs vs. Hidenori Otake 121.4 lbs
(WBO Junior Featherweight title - 12 Rounds)
 
• Mikaela Mayer 129.4 lbs vs. Edina Kiss 128.6 lbs
(Super Featherweight - 6 Rounds)

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• Arnold Barboza Jr. 141.6 lbs vs. Luis Solis 142 lbs
(Super Lightweight - 10 Rounds)
 
• Antonio Lozada Jr. 137 lbs vs. Hector Ambriz 136.6 lbs
(Lightweight - 8 Rounds)
 
• Francisco De Vaca 124.4 lbs vs. Jesus Serrano 126.8 lbs
(Featherweight - 8 Rounds)

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• Carlos Castro 121.4 lbs vs. Diuhl Olguin 121.2 lbs
(Super Bantamweight - 8 Rounds)

• Robson Conceicao 129.8 lbs vs. Edgar Cantu 129 lbs
(Super Featherweight - 8 Rounds)

• Trevor McCumby 172.4 lbs vs. Jessie Nicklow 169.8 lbs
(Light Heavyweight - 8 Rounds)

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• Sagadat Rakhmankul 150 lbs vs. Christian Aguirre 151.2 lbs
(Super Welterweight - 6 Rounds)

• Breenan Macias 116.6 lbs vs. Philip Adyaka 118.4 lbs
(Bantamweight - 4 Rounds)

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BestPR on 08-25-2018

...Pedraza will stick and move, Beltran will hit and try to wear him down, but if he keeps missing and gets frustrated, Pedraza will school him, and PR will get another champion...

Comment by Santa_ on 08-25-2018

Both fighters look to be in great shape. It's going to be a WAR :boxing:

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