Undefeated super featherweight, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (16-0, 10 KOs), is excited to be fighting on the undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez, taking place at the Madison Square Garden in New York on June 7, 2014. Pedraza will battle, Arturo Uruzquieta (15-6, 5 KOs) in a scheduled 6-round bout.
Pedraza, who is Ranked WBC #5, IBF #8, and WBA #8, looks at this fight as a blessing, as Miguel Cotto is someone he’s looked up to growing up as a kid in Puerto Rico. Currently Pedraza is looked at as the number one fighter coming from the island, and seeks to follow in the footsteps of past greats who hailed Puerto Rico.
“Miguel Cotto is one of the best fighters to come out of Puerto Rico and I want to become a household name in my country just like he did,” said Pedraza. “I know with hard work, and the guidance of my promoters, Gary Shaw, Lou DiBella and Javier Bustillo, I can go far in boxing. My ambition is to be the next great champion from Puerto Rico.”
Pedraza’s opponent Arturo Uruzquieta, is coming off two impressive knockout victories. Pedraza expects to see Uruzquieta bring forth a gallant effort, so his mindset is not to look past him.
“I know Uruzquieta is coming to upset me, but I’m not going to let it happen,” continued Pedraza. “I’ve been very sharp in sparring and my body is in great shape. I’m going to display my boxing skills to my fans watching on TV. On Saturday, everyone will see what I’m talking about. I’m taking my career to the next level.”
“Pedraza can do it all,” said Gary Shaw. “He has the ability to adapt to any style and his charisma is second to none, which is why he is loved by his countrymen in Puerto Rico. He’s the next great fighter emerging from the Island.”