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Madison Square Garden set for big finish to its boxing year


Madison Square Garden prides itself on attracting the biggest stars, and two of boxing’s brightest will be in action on successive weekends.


On Saturday night, Vasiliy Lomachenko will be in action fighting Jose “Sniper” Pedraza in a unification bout in the lightweight division.


The fight takes place at the Garden’s Hulu Theater and will be televised by ESPN following the presentation of the Heisman Trophy.


Canelo Alvarez (left) and Rocky FieldingAPThis will be Lomachenko’s third consecutive appearance and the fourth overall at the Garden or its Theater in what is becoming home turf for the Ukrainian.


Top Rank boss Bob Arum will be celebrating his 87th birthday on Saturday, but shows no signs of slowing down.


“We’re excited to be back at the Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden, with a card featuring great fighters from all over the world,” Arum said.






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