Jose Pedraza will face Mikkel LesPierre in a 10-round junior welterweight contest on Thursday, July 2 at the MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom.
The fight, which was originally scheduled for June 18, but had to be postponed after LesPierre’s manager tested positive for COVID-19 forms part Week 4 of the Top Rank on ESPN summer series begins on Tuesday, June 30.
Alex Saucedo will also take on Sonny Fredrickson in a 10-round showdown. Both bouts will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Speaking to the much talked about contest, Top Rank chairman – Bob Arum commended both camps for agreeing to fight despite the short time notice:
“Mikkel and Jose deserve this opportunity, and I commend both camps for agreeing to reschedule this fight on short notice.
“Alex Saucedo is destined to be a world champion, but he has an incredibly tall task in Sonny Fredrickson. We have another great week in store at MGM Grand.”
Saucedo [29-1-0], has explain his readiness for the task ahead:
“I have gotten a lot of quality sparring during the last few months, and I believe that’s going to show on June 30.
“We have done 130 rounds in this camp sparring three times a week.
“We were able to get some taller guys to prepare for what Sonny brings to the table. I’ve worked on the things I need to win this fight.
“I’m still the same aggressive fighter, but we put a lot more movement in there. I’ve gone back to basics.”