You can watch Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza online through a large number of options in the US. You’ll also be able to live stream the Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza fight abroad, in the UK, Ireland, Canada, and other countries.
WBA Lightweight World Champion Vasyl Lomanchenko will take on WBO Lightweight champ Jose Pedraza in a rate title unification match. The fight is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 9 PM EST / 2 AM GMT.
In some cases, you may need to purchase a VPN in order to live stream the upcoming fight between Vasyl Lomanchenko and Jose Pedraza. Our guide will show you which VPNs are best to use and how to set one up before the fight begins.
Depending on your location, you may need to use a VPN to live stream Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza online. Below, you’ll find not only where to watch the lightweight match in primary countries, but which VPNs are best to use, and how to watch the online live stream anywhere.
Given the high profile of this fight, many free options may exist outside of the legitimate streaming services. Our article focuses only on legitimate streaming options for the Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza lightweight championship event.
Love them or hate them, title unification matches are a growing trend in the sport, and they’re events you don’t want to miss. It’s a rare occasion for ESPN to carry a major boxing match, which is excellent news for US fight fans.
Including the US, the Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza fight will be available through the following locations:
- US: ESPN (See more below for streaming services)
- UK: BoxNation
- Ireland: BoxNation
- Canada: TSN
- Turkey: DMAX (UNVERIFIED)
ESPN appears to be offering the fight in many countries where it’s available. If you live in a country where ESPN broadcasts are available through either traditional cable or streaming services, we recommend you check the regional version of ESPN’s website to verify. ESPN is currently available in over 25 countries worldwide.
While there are no officially free options that we found, US residents and those with access to US-based payment methods can watch for free by signing up to one of several cord-cutting streaming services that offer free trials.
Additionally, there’s a chance that the DMAX channel in Turkey will be broadcasting the fight for free. We cannot verify that this is the case, however. If so, this will be a free option that anyone can access directly from the Turkey-based DMAX website, although a VPN may be required if and when the fight begins.
Most viewers worldwide will be able to watch Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza without having to resort to Pay-Per-View. In many cases, online streaming is going to be available, but you may find that your streaming options are blocked due to geographic content blocking, or will have the video quality severely throttled by ISPs.
If you’re traveling abroad and need to access the fight or want to ensure your ISP does not ruin your fight with low-quality video, a VPN will help secure your connection. VPNs connect you to servers in a country of your choice through a secure, private tunnel, making it easy to bypass geographic blocks and completely avoid ISP monitoring.
Of the dozens of VPNs we’ve tested, ExpressVPN provides the best quality for sports streaming. Not only does it have thousands of servers worldwide, but it ensures high-quality video through different streaming services and websites.
BEST VPN FOR STREAMING: ExpressVPN is our #1 choice. Fast speeds, great content unblocking and excellent privacy credentials.
To get your VPN working with Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza, do the following:
- Make an account with a VPN service of your choice. ExpressVPN is our recommendation for the fight, but NordVPN and Cyberghost (no Turkey server) may also work for you.
- Install the VPN software on your chosen streaming device, then connect to the country of your choosing.
- Sign up for a streaming service offering the fight. Once ready, load the fight while connected to your desired VPN.
We recommend you’ve explored your VPN options well before the fight to make sure everything works as intended.
If you encounter connection problems, your web browser or device may be giving away your location. To help eliminate extra location markers, log out of the Google Chrome browser, delete location-based data such as cookies and cache, and turn off location services in your browser and on your mobile devices.
Let’s explore your options to watch Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza in more detail.
ESPN will be offering the Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza fight streaming directly from ESPN’s main channel. As ESPN has no Pay-Per-View, your only options to get the fight will either be through expensive traditional cable or an over-the-top internet TV streaming service.
Thankfully, there’s a growing number of OTT services that not only carry ESPN but also offer free trials. You can use those free trials to watch the fight at no cost and then cancel the account later.
The following internet TV services will carry ESPN legally:
- Sling TV: “Sling Blue” package, 7-day free trial
- YouTube TV: 7-day free trial
- PlayStation Vue: “Access” package, 5-day free
- DirecTV Now: “Live A Little” package, 7-day free trial
- Hulu with Live TV: 7-day free trial
- HDHomeRun Premium TV: No free trial
- Red Stick Wireless: 7-day free trial
Any of these options will serve you well if you want to watch ESPN live online, although HDHomeRun’s Premium TV is the only one that does not provide a free trial, so it’s a non-starter if you want to watch Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza for free.
United Kingdom and Ireland
Sports fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to enjoy the fight and its undercards by purchasing access through BoxNation.
BoxNation costs £12/€15 a month if added to a Sky TV subscription, or £11 for those adding it to a Virgin Media account. Users can also sign up for £12 when adding the service Talk Talk, Freeview, or EE. You can also purchase BoxNation as a standalone service to be streamed online or via mobile app.
Canadian fight fans can watch Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza fight it out in the ring on TSN. Thankfully, TSN now offers a standalone streaming option called TSN (or RDS) Direct. It’s important to note that TSN Direct and TSN Go are not the same things. You can use the TSN Go app with any cable subscription that comes with TSN. TSN Direct is its own service.
Unfortunately, TSN/RDS Direct is not offered with a free trial and the service provides no refunds, either. You can sign up for one month for $24.99 CAD and then cancel afterward, which effectively makes it more like a Pay-Per-View option.
Still, unless you have US payment information and can sign up for a US-based streaming service that carries ESPN and a free trial, this is your single best option.
Residents in Turkey, and pretty much anyone else, will be able to watch the fight through the Turkish channel DMAX. DMAX offers regular, live broadcasts covering WB and WBA fights, of which the Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza match falls into. DMAX has a fight night scheduled for December 8, but it’s currently listed as an older fight. Either DMAX hasn’t updated their site for Lomanchenko/Pedraza, or they’re showing a re-run on that night.
From what we can tell, DMAX often doesn’t update the site until closer to events, so this is one to keep an eye on. We’ll be checking back closer to the fight to verify whether or not this option exists. If so, the fight will be freely available to anyone around the world, although a VPN may be required.
Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza Fight card, event, and match details
Jose Pedraza, Vasyl Lomanchenko and several other boxers will be gracing Madison Square Garden with their presence on December 8. The unification fight, scheduled for 9 PM EST / 2 AM GMT will feature the WBO/WBA Lightweight Title match, as well as a few undercards.
Here’s the entire fight card for the WBO/WBA Lightweight Title match:
- Jose Pedraza vs. Vasyl Lomanchenko (WBO & WBA Lightweight Unification)
- Isaac Dogboe (c) vs. Emanuel Navarrete (WBO Super-Bantamweight Title)
- Teofimo Lopez vs. Mason Menard (Lightweight Contest)
How to bet on Lomanchenko vs. Pedraza
Most sports observers are currently throwing their weight behind a Lomanchenko victory. There are numerous reasons for this, most notably because many consider Lomanchenko to be one of the best boxers in the industry.
Lomancheko’s amateur boxing record stands at an incredible 391-1. Although the fighter is relatively new to the professional boxing ring, he also has an 11-1 record, with a defeat in 2014 to Orlando Salido. 30-year-old Lomanchenko stands at 5 foot 7 inches, with a 65 ½ inch reach.
Jose Pedraza, on the other hand, has more professional bouts under his belt. With a 25-1 record and an incredible 71-inch reach, he may prove to incredibly difficult to evade for Lomanchenko.
Between the two fighters, Lomanchenko has a higher KO percentage (75% to Pedraza’s 49%), which is partly a factor of less data, but also an indication of the Ukrainian fighter’s incredible striking power and skill.
If you’re looking to bet on the match, there is, of course, no guarantee, but you can play it one of three ways. Currently, over 80 percent of those betting on the fight are putting their money on a Lomanchenko victory, which is one of the most overwhelmingly strong boxing percentages we’ve seen.
However, the payout for a Lomanchenko victory won’t be as high with so many bets in his direction, so if you’re an adrenaline junky, putting your bets on either a draw or a Pedraza victory might bring in a much better payout if either occurs.
Betting will be taking place for a few more days on most betting sites. If you’re traveling abroad while to a country where betting on sports is not allowed, we recommend you use a VPN to connect in and cast your bet. You can find out more through our guide covering the best VPNs for sports betting.