WBO world junior featherweight champion Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe and challenger Hidenori Otake faced off at the final press conference before their showdown Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
The stakes are high in the main event between WBO lightweight world champion Ray Beltran and challenger José “Sniper” Pedraza, with the winner expected to fight WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko later this year.
The four TV fighters met at the final press conference for the next edition of “Top Rank on ESPN.”
In the co-feature, Dogboe will make the first defense of his WBO junior featherweight title against Japan’s Otake. And, in a six-round super featherweight special attraction, 2016 U.S. Olympian Mikaela Mayer will make her long-awaited ESPN network debut against former world title challenger Edina Kiss.