Both fighters were defending their titles for the first time. Pedraza continued to keep things close as the fight reached the halfway mark, but Lomachenko always seemed to be one or two steps ahead in his punching.
Vasiliy Lomachenko punches Jorge Linares during their WBA lightweight title fight at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2018 in New York City. Now I have two belts, but I want two more, and maybe next year we can organize a fight with Mikey Garcia, "said Basil, giving the Express a comment directly on the ring".
Lomachenko was not at his best, but he was good enough to lock up a convincing win on the cards at 119-107, 117-109, 117-109.
Pedraza, making his first defense of the WBO title he won with a unanimous decision over Ray Beltran on August 25, was the first fighter to go the distance against Lomachenko since Suriya Tatakhun in a featherweight world title bout in 2014.
Vasyl Lomachenko beats Jose Pedraza as Isaac Dogboe loses belt to Emanuel Navarrete
Lopez then guaranteed he would become a world champion in 2019.
12 roundnum fight Lomachenko won on points by unanimous decision. "This title represents sacrifice".
The engrossing 11th round of the bout was a memorable one to say the least, as Lomachenko suddenly raised his game to unbelievable heights, unleashing a blistering barrage of power punches upon a bewildered Pedraza, dropping him twice.
Dogboe's eyes began swelling early in the fight and his face was bloodied toward the end, but he was never knocked down and rallied well at times after being examined by ringside physicians between rounds.More news: United's Lukaku weighed down after muscling up
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