In front of a sold-out crowd of 5,312 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko unified two belts in his division. After 12 rounds, he beat WBO champion Jose Pedraza. It wasn’t easy and Pedraza halted Lomachenko's eight-bout knockout streak, but Lomachenko (12-1 9 KOs,) defeated Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision with two knockdowns in the 11th. Scores were 119-107 and 117-109 twice.
Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision to take the belt of Jose Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) in a lightweight unification clash on Saturday night at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pedraza fought like a champion, but Lomachenko was a superstar as he methodically unlocked the Puerto Rican's high-volume and angular attack, then surged in the championship rounds to capture the dominant unanimous decision and become a two-belt 135-pound titlist.
Unified lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) commented on his victory over José Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) in the main event of the evening at the Madison Square Garden in New York, in which he added the WBO title to his WBA championship belt.
In the main event of the evening at the arena of Madison Square Garden in New York, Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a convincing unanimous decision victory over Jose Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) and unified two championship lightweight titles. In the eleventh round, the Puerto Rican was twice on the floor, but was able to bring the fight to the final bell. The scores were 119-107 and 117-109 twice.
Live broadcast of the boxing evening from New York, in the main event of which Vasyl Lomachenko will meet José Pedraza in a unifying fight. WBA and WBO lightweight titles will be at stake.
Live broadcast of the boxing evening from Sheffield, United Kingdom, in the main event of which the former world champion favorite of the local public Kell Brook (37-2, 26 KOs) continues his return to world heights and possible fight against Amir Khan. Brook will face Michael Zerafa (25-2, 14 KOs) of Australia in WBA light middleweight eliminator.
On Saturday Vasyl Lomachenko will face Jose Pedraza of Puerto Rico in the unification lightweight bout for two titles ar stake. Ukrainian boxer is a very big favorite of the upcoming fight. Thus, the coefficient for Lomachenko win is only 1.03, while Pedraza’s victory can be bet by a factor of 17 and a draw is 30. Thus, Lomachenko’s victory is 91 percent (a draw is 3%, Pedraza’s victory is 6%).
Former cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev said that he was against the possibility of a fight with the undisputed champion Oleksandr Usyk in Russia. Usyk claims to be the best athlete of the year in the world.
The fight between American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Japanese kickboxer Tensin Nasukawa will be held according to the rules of boxing. The fight will take place in Japan, it will consist of three rounds of three minutes. Mayweather and Nasukawa put on eight-ounce gloves and will fight in welterweight without the judges. The result of the fight will not be taken into account neither in boxing ratings, nor in mixed martial arts (MMA) ratings. The 20-year-old kickboxer will be the first Japanese fighter to enter the ring against Mayweather.
Former world light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev wished WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko good luck in the upcoming unification fight on December 8, with WBO champion José Pedraza. The match will take place in New York, USA, at the Madison Square Garden.