Ukraine-born WBO lightweight champion of the world Vasyl Lomachenko said he was one hundred percent ready for the fight against Puerto-Rican Jose Pedraza. World Boxing News reported that on Friday.
'I had a good time at the training camp. I'm looking forward to getting back to the ring. Madison Square Garden is my favorite place for boxing; it's like a second home to me, a special place. I'm 100 percent ready, I feel fine. When I had an injury, I was ready to fight it morally. I still have two arms and two legs, so it's alright. I am ready to compete, and I guess if you actually made it to the ring you should finish the job', Lomachenko said.
The boxers held open training sessions in New York, and then they had a staredown in front of the press.
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.