This is what Pedraza, a two-weight world champion, had to say during his media workout in Puerto Rico.
About his fight against Lomachenko
“Technically speaking, he has never faced a fighter like me.”
About fighting in New York
“I'm very excited for this fight and even more because the fight will be in New York where I will have the support of all the Puerto Ricans.”
On what fans can expect of him on December 8
“The fans can expect an even more focused and intelligent Jose Pedraza in the ring. On that night, I will show all my skills.”
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Madison Square Garden, tickets for Lomachenko-Pedraza are on sale now. Priced at $506, $356, $206, $106, and $56, tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at ticketmaster.com and MSG.
Lomachenko-Pedraza will headline a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET, which will follow the 84th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation.