Former world champion José “Sniper” Pedraza says he will not face any problems with his weight when he makes his junior welterweight debut this coming Saturday against tough Mexican opponent, José Zepeda. The contest will be featured on the undercard to the heavyweight bout between Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin – which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
The Puerto Rican veteran, 30, has been in the city of Sin since last Sunday to complete the final touches to his preparation in the gym.
“We are in the final stage. Everything is going well. The weight is fine, it’s close [to the limit]. Sometimes we are six or seven pounds from the limit,” Pedraza told Jorge Loza.
Pedraza (26-2, 13 KO), who was a world champion at 130 and 135 pounds, said it has been easier to gain weight than to lose it.
“The difference is that before I had to start the diet with time. Now with two weeks before the fight, with good food, we are at the weight, ”he said.
The clash against Zepeda (30-2, 25 KO) will be a new chapter in the historic boxing rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico. In fact, the brawl will take place during the Mexican Independence weekend .
“He is the typical Mexican boxer, who moves one step further from the waist and throws his punches very well, he likes to come forward, he is a warrior. We will not look for the knockout, we will wait for that moment to come on it’s own. We will make a smart fight,” he said.
Pedraza understands that a triumph would place him at the gates of a world title fight at 140.