WBA lightweight world titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko faces WBO world titlist Jose Pedraza in a fight that will air live on ESPN in the United States at 9 p.m. ET Saturday night from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Ukraine's Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) won the title by defeating Jorge Linares by TKO in Round 10 of their fight in May at the main arena at MSG. Lomachenko underwent shoulder surgery after that fight, but he has recovered well and is fit to fight against Pedraza.
Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, is making the first defense of the world belt he won in August with a unanimous decision victory over Raymundo Beltran.
Where can I watch the Lomachenko-Pedraza title unification fight?
The Lomachenko-Pedraza title unification fight on ESPN will begin at 9 p.m. ET Saturday.
The main event also includes the Isaac Dogboe vs. Emanuel Navarrete 12-round WBO junior featherweight title bout and exciting prospect Teofimo Lopez Jr. facing Mason Menard in a 10-round lightweight battle.
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ESPN boxing commentators Joe Tessitore and Mark Kriegel, along with former world champion Timothy Bradley Jr. and reporter Bernardo Osuna, will call the fight from ringside. Former super middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Andre Ward will host the studio show.
How do I stream the fights?
The fights will be available to stream on mobile devices using the ESPN App.
The undercard starts at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+
The undercard includes:
Alexander Besputin vs. Juan Carlos Abreu, 10 rounds, welterweights
Josue Vargas vs. John Renteria, 8 rounds, junior welterweights
Michael Perez vs. Abdiel Ramirez, 8 rounds, lightweights
Guido Vianello vs. Luke Lyons, 6 rounds, heavyweights