Former IBF super-featherweight world champion, Jose Pedraza, is hoping that a win against Mexico’s Antonio Moran can put him back in the mix on the world scene.
Pedraza and Moran will square off for the WBO Latino Lightweight Title on Saturday, June 9th on the undercard of Horn vs Crawford at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I feel very happy and excited about this great opportunity. Now I will make the most of it and see what other good opportunities come our way,” said Pedraza. “What is happening right now with my career is exactly what we were expecting, and that was the reason that we signed with Top Rank. We want to fight in great stages like this card that will be headlined by Terence Crawford.”
Pedraza last saw action in March and was able to claim a unanimous decision victory over Jose Luis Rodriguez, the victory was the first action Pedraza had tasted in 14 months since he lost his IBF super-featherweight crown to Gervonta Davis.
The “Sniper” knows what it takes to become a world champion, and hopes a win against Moran will guide him to a world title shot in the lightweight division.
“I’m ready to fight for a world title. I know what I have to do,” Pedraza said. “I was a world champion. So I take things calmly, but at the same time I’m picking up the pace.”