Pedraza wants to avenge the loss to Zepeda
Two-divisional champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (27-3, 13ko) is hoping to capture a championship title in a third division. However, he must first get past Javier “El Intocable” Molina (22-2, 9ko) on September 19, 2020. The Puerto Rican fighter has shared the ring with the likes of Stephen Smith, Raymundo Beltran, Gervonta Davis, and Vasyl Lomachenko. Now looking to make a mark in the junior welterweight division, he has his eyes on the champions.
Furthermore, the two-divisional champion was recently in the ring in July 2020. He believes that taking this fight within two months is good to stay busy and will help him get closer to his dream of being a world champion, and having a place among Puerto Rican fighters that have won titles in three division.
“I feel great fighting so active, fighting so close to one fight to another. I love the activity, that’s the way I like it. Before, I couldn’t do that, but now that I am with Top Rank. I’ve been way more active and that is going to make me look better and get closer to a world title opportunity.”
“That is the dream I am chasing. I want to become a world champion at 140lbs and join the club of three-divisional champions from Puerto Rico.”
Pedraza mentioned wanting to fight the top guys in the division, as well as facing the two unified champions Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor. But it was one name in particular that he made clear he wants and why that fight is important.
“I feel great in this division, I know there are a lot of great champions and great contenders around this division right now. I am looking at this fight, but the other names I am looking at are both champions Jose Ramirez, Josh Taylor, and Jose Zepeda.”
“If possible, I want my rematch against him.”
When Pedraza first tested the waters at the junior welterweight division it was against the former world champion contender Jose “Chon” Zepeda (32-2, 25ko) back in 2019. It was a very good fight, as both combatants let the leather fly. The judges would give the victory to Zepeda, and the former champion wants to run it back and avenge that loss.
By: Garrisson Bland