Already on Saturday evening (the night of Sunday, December 9 in Ukraine), world champion in easy weight under version WBA Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KO’s) in new York will hold its first unification fight in his career. Rival Ukrainian will be the winner of the WBO title in the division Jose Pedraza (25-1, 12 KO’s). Last spoke about the threat of Ukrainian strikes, which fears.
In an interview with ESPN Pedraza said that the most dangerous shots Lomachenko – uppercut to the body.
Need to worry about lateral displacement and uppercuts to the body. Its specific combination of striking and nokautiroval opponents the most. His uppercut to the body mortal, – said Pedraza.
However, according to a Puerto Rican, he knows that to oppose Lomachenko. As an example, he cites fighting Ukrainians against Jorge Linares and Orlando Salido.
“Don’t let him move around, to keep him at a distance. In this case, he can’t use his footwork and he’ll have to change your rhythm. You need to show a style that showed of Linares Salido, not to let him come,” said Pedraza.
It is worth Recalling that Salido inflicted the only defeat of Lomachenko on the professional ring in 2014. And Lares in battle in may 2018 sent Ukrainians in the first career knockdown.