In the 11th round, Pedraza for a minute twice was knocked down, but found the strength to continue the fight and to endure till the final bell.
The fight saw Lomachenko make his comeback after an injury layoff as he underwent shoulder surgery following his clash with Jorge Linares back in May. Pedraza continued to keep things close as the fight reached the halfway mark, but Lomachenko always seemed to be one or two steps ahead in his punching. The win allowed the two-time Olympic gold medalist to not only retain his WBA lightweight title but also add Pedraza's WBO crown.
"Plans? I want two belts, and next year maybe we can arrange a fight with Mikey Garcia", said Lomachenko after his next victory. However, the judges had no doubt as to the victor of the fight 119-107, 117-109, 117-109 in favor of the Ukrainian.
That led many boxing observers to speculate that the three-division world champion will move up to junior welterweight in his next bout, though Lomachenko wouldn't specify. "At the end of the day, I am proud of what I did".
Lopez then did a backflip and shortly after Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy across town, slipped into his Sooners No. 1 jersey and did a Heisman pose.
To be honest, we're still not sure how he managed to complete all 12 rounds after this incredible 11th from the Ukrainian, but here we go.
Navarrete (26-1) said he hurt his hand early in the fight but it never showed, as he kept coming forward and Dogboe (20-1) couldn't keep him away.
"Pedraza is very good, a true warrior".
"Hearing those words was the culmination of a dream", Navarrete said of hearing his name announced as world champion.