Emanuel Navarrete Edges Game Joet Gonzalez With Unanimous Decision, Retains World Title


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Emanuel Navarrete was able to retain his WBO Featherweight title with a Unanimous decision after 12 Trilling rounds over a determined Joet Gonzalez in the early hours of Saturday.

Navarrete was able to inflict visible injuries on Gonzalez, who fought through the injuries and was able to win rounds till the twelves rounds were over. Gonzalez was tough and despite two awful cuts under his eyelids gave Navarrete a good fight.

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Navarrete opened up the first cut in the third round with a fight ending punches but Gonzalez fought through that and showed some resilience, despite being out-worked by the Navarrete. Gonzalez was able to hurt Navarrete in the mid rounds and was able to hand the latter the most competitive rounds of the fight in the second round.

The fight was eventually scored for the champion 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 by the Judges but Navarrete couldn’t help but admit that Gonzalez was a great fighter.

“Joet exceeded expectations, he is a great fighter,” said Navarrete, who has now won 35 of his 36.
“It was a close fight but my conditioning was the difference between him and me.
“Without a doubt, I hurt him.
“But he kept coming back and he also hurt me.
“I will give him a rematch.”

After taking care of mandatory challenger Gonzalez, Navarrete will turn his sights to a possible unification with other title holders in the Featherweight Division.

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