Your fight-size boxing update:
- WBO President Francisco Valcarcel took to Twitter to react to the lightweight unification bout between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jose Pedraza. While Valcarcel showed his respect to Lomachenko, he also added that he never thought Pedraza was an excellent boxer, but admitted that Pedraza showed his technical prowess against the new unified WBA and WBO world champion at 135 pounds. Below are the tweets in Spanish.
What a fighter @VasylLomachenko ...he clearly beated @sniper_pedraza the who can beat all the classified fighter in lightweight division... Loma join De la Hoya , Cotto and 3 others who where wbo Champs in 3 different categories— Paco Valcárcel, Esq. (@PacoValcarcel) December 9, 2018
Nunca pense que @sniper_pedraza era tan excelente boxeador ,....en muchos asaltos supero en tecnica y movimientos a @VasylLomachenko ,que sin lugar a dudas es un superdotado boxeando y con pegada..— Paco Valcárcel, Esq. (@PacoValcarcel) December 9, 2018
- Former WBO super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe, fresh off his title loss to Emanuel Navarrete, went to Twitter to talk about his loss. Dogboe admitted that he underestimated Navarrete but vowed to come back stronger than ever before.
Team Dogboe has accepted Defeat because we under estimated the Mexican Emanuel Navarette. We have learnt from this experience and we WILL come back stronger. God Bless you All and Thank You to Everyone who has Supported us. #AndStillNeHo #IsaacDogboe— Isaac Dogboe (@IsaacDogboe) December 10, 2018
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- Kenichi Ogawa, who was suspended six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and one year by the Japanese Boxing Commission over a failed drug test in late December 2017, has now completed his JBC suspension. Ogawa won the IBF super featherweight title last year, but once news of his positive test was made public, the win over Tevin Farmer was overturned and was stripped of the title. According to Asian Boxing, Ogawa could potentially return to the ring in early-to-mid 2019.
- The EBU has ordered European Union cruiserweight champion Tervel Pulev, brother to heavyweight title contender Kubrat Pulev, to fight former world champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. Wlodarczyk has won three straight fights since losing to Murat Gassiev in the quarterfinals of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament in 2017.