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Garcia holds the WBC lightweight strap and is moving up two weight classes to face welterweight champ Errol Spence on March 16. Regardless of how Garcia fares daring to be great in that bout, Lomachenko wants a fight with him for the opportunity to get one step closer to becoming undisputed lightweight king.That won’t be an easy task to set up, considering the frigid relationship with Top Rank, which Lomachenko fights under, and Premier Boxing Champions, which touts Garcia as one of its many stars.Yet, Lomachenko is going to push for it. After all, his patience is only exhibited in the ring during fights; not while booking bouts. Join DAZN and watch Canelo plus more than 100 fight nights a yearBut then the 11th round came and all that changed. Lomachenko stunned Pedraza with a left hook, sparking an onslaught of punches that ended in the “Sniper” taking a knee. Lomachenko smelled blood. Seconds after Pedraza rose off the canvas, Lomachenko rushed him, sending him back down following an unforgiving right hand. That round paved the way for Lomachenko to score a unanimous decision, unifying his WBA lightweight title with the WBO championship that he just won. In the aftermath of his victory, Lomachenko’s 11th-round blitz and the damage that he was able to produce was downright staggering. Lomachenko landed *42 power punches* in Round 11 🥊 pic.twitter.com/SMw1bFsBlr— ESPN (@espn) December 9, 2018 But just as reeling was Lomachenko’s real-time patience and poise to remain committed to his game plan. After his victory, Lomachenko revealed that strategy to a pool of reporters.“My strategy was I had to do something for Pedraza [so he] was kind of already thinking, ‘I could win this fight,’” Lomachenko said. “That’s why I didn’t throw so many punches [before the 11th round], where he can think to himself where he could beat me and that was my strategy.”That strategy involved taking scattered punishment — via Pedraza’s jab — for the fight’s first 10 rounds, before deciding that it was time to mash the dash and unleash the 42-punch barrage that a sold-out crowd at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and many more on ESPN witnessed.And that onslaught wouldn’t have been possible if Lomachenko didn’t master his restraint and poise.When Sporting News asked Lomachenko about the patience he had to have before that explosion in the 11th round, the 30-year-old Ukrainian was as efficient with his answer as he was in the ring with his fists.“I had to wait until he was slowing down,” he said, “and after that, I can do my job.”And a job he did, flexing his real-time fight IQ just as impressively as his lightning-quick punches and smooth footwork. Lomachenko’s patience is one of the traits that make him great. His patience is also a quality that should put boxing on further notice that “Hi Tech” can turn it on just like that and end a fight.“I think people who love boxing like this fight,” Lomachenko said.When one member of the press asked Lomachenko if he would entertain a rematch with Pedraza, he felt insulted.“Rematch? For what? For who?” Loma fired back. “It’s not too close (of a) fight. For me, not interesting.”He’s right. And if you’re familiar with Lomachenko’s career, you know that every fight must be meaningful. It’s why he asked Top Rank’s Bob Arum for a title shot for his very first pro fight back in 2013, with the veteran promoter delivering the opportunity his second bout — a March 2014 loss to Orlando Salido, the only blemish on his 12-1 (9 KOs) record.Join DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15Following his victory Saturday night, Lomachenko didn’t waste time, making his next intentions clear.“I want two more belts and maybe next year we can make a fight with Mikey Garcia,” he said in the ring during his post-fight press conference about further unifying the lightweight titles. Watching Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday night, you got the feeling that he was waiting for the right time to really let loose on Jose Pedraza. But you also might have wondered if that opportunity would ever come.Through 10 rounds, the WBA lightweight champion and arguably pound-for-pound boxing king’s offense had been relatively bottled up, unable to truly manufacture flurries of punches. And any time, “Hi Tech” was able to piece together a flurry of punches, he was met with counterpunch combos from Pedraza, as the Puerto Rican boxer was able to get back outside and pepper Lomachenko with the jab, using every bit of his nearly six-inch reach advantage.
Friedman said the dialogue with Uribe went deeper than that.“We had a lot of good, honest conversations. He didn’t hold back. We didn’t either,” Friedman said.It’s not too surprising that Uribe, 36, would guard his thoughts at work. That’s what he had done all week, except for the time he appeared to get choked up before boarding an elevator Tuesday night for the final time as a Dodger.Wearing a navy blue Braves jersey and gray pants, Uribe thanked the same fans who often booed him during his early years here.“They treated me well,” Uribe said. “I enjoyed my time as a Dodger.”“I think personally it was tough for him,” Friedman said of the trade, “but professionally he was excited.”Callaspo can play third, second or first base. With Carl Crawford on the disabled list and Andre Ethier in the starting lineup most nights, Friedman felt a left-handed hitting reserve was an area of need. Callaspo has a .330 on-base percentage as a left-handed hitter, compared to .091 as a right-hander.The new pitchersThomas was assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, where the Dodgers will stretch him out as a starting pitcher. The 28-year-old left-hander made 21 appearances out of the Atlanta bullpen over the last two years, going 1-2 with a 3.94 earned-run average.“You’ll see him up here,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “This guy’s a very serviceable pitcher in the big leagues.”Gonzalez said the Braves never envisioned Thomas as a starter after signing him out of the independent Northern League in May 2012 but added, “he’s got enough pitches that he can start.”Friedman’s opinion of Thomas is even higher. He began talking to the Braves about Thomas in spring training, and liked the lefty enough that he threw in fireballing right-hander Chris Withrow along with Uribe to sweeten the deal.“We feel like his floor is as a good major league reliever,” Friedman said. “He actually has a chance to pitch in our rotation and serve as depth for us, at a time that’s a big emphasis of ours.”Thomas has one option year remaining on his contract. Withrow had Tommy John surgery in June 2014. The Dodgers were not counting on him returning until 2016, “in terms of him getting back to what he was,” Friedman said.Jaime will report to extended spring training to work on his command. Friedman described the 27-year-old right-hander as “a very, very good back-end reliever” with the potential to pitch in the major leagues this season.Santos designated for assignmentRight-hander Sergio Santos was designated for assignment and outfielder Chris Heisey was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Outfielder Scott Van Slyke is nursing a mild back injury that forced the Dodgers to keep a fifth player on their bench and seven pitchers in their bullpen.Santos, 31, had a 4.73 ERA in 12 relief appearances this season. The Dodgers have 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minor leagues, and seven days to place him on waivers.Heisey had a team-leading 10 home runs at Triple-A. This is his third stint in the majors this year.Also …First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is the Dodgers’ only position player leading his position in fan voting for the All-Star Game in July. Gonzalez had 929,016 votes as of Wednesday morning. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was second, with 489,255. … Howie Kendrick was third among National League second basemen, trailing former Dodger Dee Gordon and Kolten Wong of St. Louis. Joc Pederson was sixth among NL outfielders and Yasiel Puig was 13th. … The Dodgers’ home game against the San Francisco Giants, scheduled for Sunday, June 21, has been selected by ESPN to air nationally — with no local blackout restrictions — at 5 p.m. that night on “Sunday Night Baseball.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Yet for Friedman, pulling the trigger wasn’t too hard. Uribe had started only three of the Dodgers’ past 16 games. Friedman said that Uribe was traded because he requested, politely through his agent, to be moved to a team that would let him play every day. “His agent reached out and said, ‘Juan wants to play,’ which we get and we respect, kind of responding to, ‘If you guys can trade him he’d like to play’,” Friedman said.Uribe described his stance differently.“When I had the conversation with (Friedman) I didn’t demand anything,” Uribe said through an interpreter. “I didn’t ask to play every day. I just wanted to know what my role was.”Asked if he expected to be traded following that conversation, Uribe said, “I don’t feel bad. I don’t feel bad because I was traded to another team. I would’ve felt bad if they traded me to a soccer team, a basketball team or a football team.” Not since December had Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman needed to defend a trade like he did Wednesday’s six-player swap with the Atlanta Braves.Gone is beloved third baseman Juan Uribe. In are a pair of minor-league pitchers, Ian Thomas and Juan Jaime. A third pitcher, former Dodger Eric Stults, was also part of the Braves’ package, but he was immediately designated for assignment and never got a uniform.The fourth player the Dodgers received — the only one in the ballpark Wednesday — is Alberto Callaspo. The switch-hitting infielder batted .263 over three-plus seasons with the Angels from 2010-13. He once drew the ire of Angels coaches for reporting to spring training out of shape; earlier in his career Callaspo was accused of assaulting his wife.So the level of excitement at Dodger Stadium wasn’t enough to justify the trade in and of itself. Two of the loudest ovations Wednesday came during a video tribute to Uribe prior to the game, and prior to his first at-bat for the Braves.