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Watch: Pedraza Somehow Resists Lomachenko's 42-Punch 11th Round Onslaught

Watch: Pedraza Somehow Resists Lomachenko's 42-Punch 11th Round Onslaught

On a night when Vasiliy Lomachenko consolidated the WBA and WBO lightweight titles before a sell-out Madison Square Garden, his opponent Jose Pedraza earned praise for holding off an 11th round onslaught that looked certain to end the fight prematurely.

Knocked twice in the penultimate round of the hotly-anticipated bout, the Puerto Rican boxer somehow managed to reemerge for the 12th and finish the fight on his own steam.

In what ultimately resulted as a comfortable points decision in Lomachenko's favour, Jose Pedraza was widely commended for his sheer durability.

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You can watch that astonishing onslaught from Vasiliy Lomachenko below.

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Although a comfortable win in the end for Vasiliy Lomachenko, certain viewers were not wholly convinced that the usual featherweight possessed all of the power he once displayed when contesting a lightweight bout.

Bryan Armen Graham of The Guardian reckoned that Lomachenko had not been "at his imperious best," boxing's "most technically proficient fighter was more than brilliant enough to come through with a sensational finishing kick."

Elsewhere however, the Ukrainian fighter was widely celebrated for what was yet another landmark win in a hugely impressive professional career.

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