Jose Pedraza-Richard Commey both need to win on Saturday night

On Saturday night, two former world champions, both looking for victory, will be in the spotlight at the Top Rank Boxing main event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK.

Jose Pedraza and Richard Comey both realize that their The 10-round non-title main event is crucial to kickstarting their careers at a new weight (140 lbs) for both,

From the Top Rank Boxing version about the fight and the undercard,

Former Puerto Rico two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (29-4, 14 KOs) will face former lightweight champion Richard “RC” Commey (30-4, 27 KOs) The heavyweight co-feature – slated for eight rounds (or significantly less) – features the long-awaited return of the Toledo native Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (11-0, 11 KOs) against Serbian veteran Miljan Rovcanin (24-2, 16 KOs).

Heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs), who won a silver medal last summer in Tokyo, is looking to make it three straight knockouts against Marco Antonio Canedo (4-2, 2 KOs ).

Pedraza-Commey, Anderson-Rovcanin and Torrez-Canedo will air live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT.

The Undercard action — airing exclusively on ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT — includes the return of heavyweight destroyer Efe Ajagba (15-1, 12 KOs), junior welterweight prospect and U.S. Olympian Tiger Johnson (4-0, 3 KOs), Cleveland-born lightweight sensation Abdullah Mason (3-0, 3 KOs), rising junior welterweight Kelvin Davis (5-0, 4 KOs), light heavyweight puncher Dante Benjamin Jr. (3-0, 2 KOs), featherweight prospect Haven Brady Jr. (7-0, 4 KOs) and Tulsa-born heavyweight Jeremiah Milton (5-0, 4 KOs).

Pedraza has made it clear he knows what’s at stake at this point in his career, “Like Richard, I just suffered a loss. I’m looking for a big win and stay among the best in the division.

“A big win on Saturday against a great fighter like Richard Commey will bring me closer to a world title opportunity. That’s what we’re looking for.

Hear our insider Dan Rafael and I preview Pedraza-Commey and the undercard as part of the “Big Fight Weekend Preview” by clicking below,

As for IBF lightweight champion Commey, he agrees with Pedraza on the need for this victory,

“It’s very important because I lost my last fight in December. This is an opportunity to get back to winning ways, and this is my first fight at 140. I just want to announce myself. We share the same opponent twice {Lomachenko and Ray Beltran}. It’s a good fight and I’m looking forward to it.

Commey’s lopsided decision loss to Lomachenko follows a strong performance in Jackson Marinez’ Top Rank/ESPN co-feature in February 2021. He hopes to rebound on Saturday.

Finally, Pedraza’s loss in March to former world jr. Welterweight champion Jose Ramirez in March ended a three-fight winning streak for him. Something he can “launch” with a good performance in Tulsa.