Josh Warrington has held the IBF featherweight title since 2018.
At 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 metres), Pedroza was tall for a featherweight.
He has won world titles at featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, and super lightweight.
Josh Warrington joins the podcast after relinquishing his IBF world featherweight title to chase the biggest fights in 2021.
Jofre retired for more than three years before making a comeback as a featherweight.
Nunes has reigned over the women's bantamweight division since 2016 and claimed the women's featherweight title in 2018.
The controversial Irishman, formerly featherweight and lightweight champion and one of the biggest names in the business, tweeted the news following the conclusion of the UFC 250 event.
Watanabe Osamu, (born Oct. 21, 1940, Asahikawa, Japan), Japanese freestyle featherweight wrestler who was the undefeated world champion in 1962 and 1963 and an Olympic gold medalist in 1964.
Also in tournament action, Bellator featherweight champion Freire will put his 145lb title on the line in the semi-final of the ongoing featherweight grand prix, when he takes on Emmanuel Sanchez.
Elsewhere on the card featherweight Billy Quarantillo saw off Spike Carlyle with a unanimous points win over three rounds while lightweight Roosevelt Roberts moved to 10 wins and a single loss by scoring a second-round submission win over Brok Weaver.
Joseph "JoJo" Diaz challenged Tevin Farmer for the latter's IBF super featherweight world title on a DAZN show in Miami on Thursday, but was hit by an accidental butting of heads in the second round, which opened up a ghastly wound on his left eyelid.
Ahead of the big Premier League kick-off we speak to IBF Featherweight world champion and huge Leeds United fan Josh Warrington, Jean-Claude van Dyk from the Johannesburg Leeds supporters club and the football journalist and broadcaster Alison Bender.
For many he will always be associated with one of Ireland's greatest fighters, Barry McGuigan, who he managed when the Clones Cyclone became world featherweight champion in 1985, although their relationship would later end in acrimony and legal action.
His jab, combination-punching, and ability to land punches regardless of whether he's attacking from distance or the inside, have seen him blister many an opponent through the pro game, winning world championships at featherweight through to lightweight.
The Belfast boxer became world champion at super-bantamweight in September 2014 when he defeated Kiko Martinez at the Titanic Quarter and became a two-weight world champion in the first of two featherweight encounters with Leo Santa Cruz in the USA two years later.
The former featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight world champion is bidding to add a welterweight world title to his collection and looked far better at 147lb than against Spence Jr, flooring Vargas with a huge right hand in the fifth round.
McGregor surged to MMA superstardom when he signed for the UFC as a two-division Cage Warriors champion, then replicated the feat by capturing the UFC titles at featherweight and lightweight, becoming the first man to simultaneously hold UFC titles in two weight classes.
Iaquinta was promoted up the Brooklyn card to face Nurmagomedov after interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson, then featherweight world champion Max Holloway, were withdrawn from the main event with the Dagestani star through injury and weight-cutting issues respectively.
Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will face 2019 Fighter of the Year Jorge Masvidal, and Max Holloway will attempt to reclaim the featherweight championship in a rematch against Alexander Volkanovski in the headlining matches of this Saturday's UFC 251 pay-per-view event.
Championships won: WBA welterweight world title (2018 to present), and world titles at welterweight (2016, 2013 to 2014, 2009 to 2011), super middleweight (2010), super lightweight (2009), lightweight (2008), super featherweight (2008), super bantamweight (2001 to 2003), and flyweight (1998 to 1999).
- an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds
- weighs 126-139 pounds
- a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds
- A weight class division in combat sports, for fighters heavier than those in the bantamweight division and lighter than those in the lightweight division.
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