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Jose Pedraza looks to do what Felix Verdejo couldn’t, tomorrow on ESPN

2008 Puerto Rican Olympian and two-division world champion Jose Pedraza seem to have been in the shadow of 2012 Puerto Rican Olympian Felix Verdejo, for his whole career, but this Saturday in Florida, Pedraza looks to add a bit more distance between himself and fellow countryman, Verdejo.

Pedraza is fighting Antonio Lozado Jr., a/k/a the man who beat Felix Verdejo, and handed him is lone career loss. Lozado returned on a Top Rank card and fought to a draw, which was less than promising. Pedraza, two-division world champion, who lost his WBO lightweight world title to Vasyl Lomachenko, last year, probably has his eyes set on a lightweight clash between himself and Verdejo, and what better way to foreshadow the bout.

Lozado Jr. was an unheralded two loss fighter, who had fought solely in Mexico prior to stopping Verdejo last year. The 43 fight veteran who has spent 153 rounds in the ring will now hope to play spoiler again as his win over Verdejo seemingly, came and went. 

The two do battle tomorrow on ESPN in the co-main event of Ito vs Herring for the super featherweight world title.

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