Lomachenko vs. Jose Pedraza: Fight start time, watch live stream online, boxing on ESPN All the information you need to catch the lightweight title unification clash on Saturday
Big-time prizefighting returns on Saturday night with a unification bout featuring one of the pound-for-pound best boxers on the planet. WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko will look to continue his rapid rise through the ranks and add to his lightweight title collection when he takes on WBO lightweight king Jose Pedraza.
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Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) moved up to lightweight back in May and made an instant impact by defeating Jorge Linares via, thus adding evidence to the theory that he could be the best pound-for-pound fighter competing today. A shoulder injury suffered in the title victory sidelined Lomachenko for a bit, but he was able to bounce back to the ring before the year comes to a close.
Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs), interestingly enough, also earned his championship in his last outing. The 29-year-old defeated Ray Beltran via unanimous decision in August to become the new WBO lightweight titleholder.
Below is all the information you need to catch Lomachenko vs. Pedraza on Saturday night.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 8
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Madison Square Garden — New York City
Stream: WatchESPN app
VASYL LOMACHENKO is regarded by many as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Hi-Tech is the WBA lightweight and Ring Magazine champion after a masterclass against Jorge Linares in May and is looking to unify world titles against WBO king Jose Pedraza.
New York is the venue as Loma looks to continue his rise up the ranks and cement his reputation as one of the finest boxers on the planet.
But Pedraza, who has a career record of 25-1, will be no pushover after he won the WBO crown again Ray Beltran back in August.
When is Lomachenko vs Pedraza?
THIS world title clash is set for Sunday, December 9.
Get the coffee ready as the bout is expected around 3am UK time.
Loma turned pro in 2013 but has fought just twelve times, with his only defeat a split-decision loss against Mexican Orlando Salido.
Which TV channel is it on and can I live stream?
YOU can watch all the action unfold on BoxNation.
On air from 1.30am, you can enjoy the undercard before the main event at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Gardden.
The channel is included with BT Sport subscriptions, whilst it can be bought for £12-per-month on Sky (427), Freeview (268), Virgin Media (546), BT TV (415) and Talktalk (415).
If you want to stream, head to the Boxnation website and use their web player or download the app on your mobile or tablet.