Top Rank on ESPN: Lomachenko vs. Pedraza Picks

Top Rank on ESPN: Lomachenko vs. Pedraza Picks


Top Rank on ESPN: Lomachenko vs. Pedraza Picks



WBA (Super) World Lightweight Championship/WBO World Lightweight Championship: Jose Pedraza (c) (25-1) vs. Vasyl Lomachenko (c) (11-1)

Nolan Howell: Pedraza is a good fighter, having defeated Raymundo Beltran last time out in the third win of a three-fight win streaking after being finished by Gervonta Davis. Lomachenko is simply on another level, pushing for pound-for-pound king status. It’s just a question of how Lomachenko wins here and having seen Pedraza get finished by Davis before, it will not reach the scorecards. Vasyl Lomachenko by seventh-round TKO.


WBO World Junior Featherweight Championship: Isaac Dogboe (c) (20-0) vs. Emanuel Navarrete (25-1)

Nolan: Dogboe getting a showcase here against Navarrete, who is in his first international fight after pretty much clearing out all the competition in Mexico to establish himself as the best in the country and one of the best in the world in doing so. Dogboe is already at the peak though and this is a starmaker fight. Issac Dogboe by fifth-round TKO.


Vacant NABF Lightweight Championship: Mason Menard (34-3) vs. Teofimo Lopez (10-0)

Nolan: Menard is a game journeyman for someone like the young Lopez to test himself against, but it shouldn’t be too much trouble overall and this is an ideal spot for Lopez to get something on the highlight reel against a respectable name. Teofimo Lopez by third-round TKO.

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