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Pedraza and Commey Make Weight For August 27 ESPN Show

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Pedraza and Commey Make Weight For August 27 ESPN Show

Vets Richard Commey and Jose Pedraza face off Saturday night in a 140 pound clash, with considerable stakes on the line. The winner is on the doorstep of a significant opportunity and the loser has to drop back in the queue.

The Puerto Rican pugilist and the hitter from NYC, by way of Ghana, hit their marks at the weigh in, so we are a step closer to seeing how this “relevance eliminator” plays out.

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Below are principals taking part in the Top Rank production, and what they weighed Friday:

Editor/publisher Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the thought to be impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live since 2017. He now does work for PROBOX TV, the first truly global boxing network.