Lomachenko vs Pedraza

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  • Lomachenko vs Pedraza
  • 11-1-0 25-1-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Score Cards 117-109, 119-107, 117-109
  • Saturday 8th December 2018
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
  • WBA Super World Lightweight Championship
  • WBO World Lightweight Championship
  • The Ring Lightweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Lightweight
  • Tape
  • 30 age 29
  • 5' 6" / 168cm height 5' 9" / 174cm
  • 65.4" / 166cm reach 70.5" / 179cm
  • Southpaw (l) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • TKO RTD RTD RTD RTD < form UD UD UD TKO UD <
  • 11 wins 25
  • 9 by ko 12
  • 82% Ko% 48%
  • 1 Losses 1
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2013 Debut 2011
  • tape rankings @ Lightweight
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Lomachenko vs Pedraza Info

Vasyl Lomachenko beat Jose Pedraza by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th December 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The scorecards were announced as 117-109, 119-107, 117-109 in favor of winner Vasyl Lomachenko.

The fight took place over rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the unified lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA, WBO & The Ring belts on the line.

Lomachenko vs Pedraza stats

Vasyl Lomachenko stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jose Pedraza made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Lomachenko had a massive power advantage over Pedraza, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Pedraza's 48%.

Vasyl Lomachenko was the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

Pedraza had a height advantage of 3 inches over Lomachenko. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Vasyl Lomachenko fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jose Pedraza was an orthodox fighter.

Lomachenko was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 7 months later than Pedraza, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 87 less professional rounds, 143 to Pedraza's 230.

Lomachenko vs Pedraza form

Lomachenko had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Luke Campbell on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Crolla on 12th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Pedraza on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Jorge Linares on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had won against Guillermo Rigondeaux on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Pedraza had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mikkel LesPierre on 2nd July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jose Zepeda on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Antonio Lozada Jr on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida.

Before that, he had lost to Vasyl Lomachenko on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had beat Raymundo Beltran on 25th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Arizona.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vasyl Lomachenko had been fighting more than Jose Pedraza.

Going to this contest, Vasyl Lomachenko had last fought 1 year 4 months and 20 days ago, while Jose Pedraza's last outing had been 6 months and 18 days ago.

Lomachenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.

Pedraza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

What time did Lomachenko vs Pedraza start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 am GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Lomachenko vs Pedraza?

Lomachenko vs Pedraza was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.

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