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I am ready to fight excellent opponent like Jose Pedraza, - Lomachenko

The Ukrainian and the Puerto-Rican will go toe-to-toe at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, December 8
14:09, 5 December 2018

Lomachenko vs Pedraza, poster
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Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine-born WBA lightweight champion of the world said he was ready to stand against Jose Pedraza, the Puerto-Rican boxer and the WBO world champion. 

'I am ready to fight an excellent opponent like Jose Pedraza. My goal has always been to unify the titles, and Pedraza is standing in my way. There is something special about fighting in New York City and at Madison Square Garden. The fans in New York City are true boxing fans, and I can’t wait to put on another spectacular performance for them', the Ukrainian said as quoted by BoxNation.

The outlet also mentioned Pedraza's homage to his prominent opponent. 'I am grateful to have this opportunity since I didn't get the chance to unify titles when I was champion in the Junior-Lightweight division. In this division, I will achieve my goal, and I will do it against one of the best boxers in the world. There will be a surprise on December 8th', he said.

As is known, Lomachenko is going to hold his next fight against Jose Pedraza from Puerto Rico. The bout is to take place in New York on December 8. The place of the forthcoming venue is New York's Madison Square Garden. It will be Lomachenko's fourth fight on this arena; in the previous three events, he defeated Roman Martinez, Guillermo Rigondeaux, and Jorge Linares.

The Saturday fight holds a special status, as the winner will take both the WBA and the WBO belts in the lightweight division.

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