VASYL LOMACHENKO is regarded by many as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Hi-Tech is the WBA lightweight and Ring Magazine champion after a masterclass against Jorge Linares in May and is looking to unify world titles against WBO king Jose Pedraza.
AP:Associated Press1 Vasyl Lomachenko has fought just 12 pro bouts after a glittering amateur career
New York is the venue as Loma looks to continue his rise up the ranks and cement his reputation as one of the finest boxers on the planet.
But Pedraza, who has a career record of 25-1, will be no pushover after he won the WBO crown again Ray Beltran back in August.
When is Lomachenko vs Pedraza?
THIS world title clash is set for Sunday, December 9.
Get the coffee ready as the bout is expected around 3am UK time.
Loma turned pro in 2013 but has fought just twelve times, with his only defeat a split-decision loss against Mexican Orlando Salido.
Which TV channel is it on and can I live stream?
YOU can watch all the action unfold on BoxNation.
On air from 1.30am, you can enjoy the undercard before the main event at the Hulu Theater.
The channel is included with BT Sport subscriptions, whilst it can be bought for £12-per-month on Sky (427), Freeview (268), Virgin Media (546), BT TV (415) and Talktalk (415).
If you want to stream, head to the Boxnation website and use their web player or download the app on your mobile or tablet.
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What they said
Lomachencko: “I am ready to fight an excellent opponent like Jose Pedraza. My goal has always been to unify the titles, and Pedraza is standing in my way.
"There is something special about fighting in New York City and at Madison Square Garden. The fans in New York City are true boxing fans, and I can’t wait to put on another spectacular performance for them.”
Pedraza: "I am grateful to have this opportunity, since I didn’t get the chance to unify titles when I was champion in the junior lightweight division.
“In this division, I will achieve my goal, and I will do it against one of the best boxers in the world. There will be a surprise on December 8!”
Who is on the undercard?
- Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jose Pedraza (WBO, WBA (Super) and The Ring lightweight world titles)
- Isaac Dogboe vs Emanuel Navarrete (WBO super-bantamweight world title)
- Teofimo Lopez vs Mason Menard (vacant NABF lightweight title)
- Brian Cabello vs Daniel Calzada (welterweight bout)