WBO Junior Featherweight Champion Emmanuel Navarrete will defend his title for the second time against Mandatory Challenger Joet Gonzalezat at the Pechanga Arena, in San Diego on Friday October 15th in San Diego California. The fight will be streamed live on Fite Network.
Navarrete dropped his Junior featherweight title last year, moved up in weight and outpointed Ruben Villa the 126 pound title to win the WBO Featherweight World Title, then went on to defend the belt against Christopher Diaz, whom he dropped four times en-route to a 12th round knockout victory on an ESPN fight at the Silver Spurs Arena in Florida.
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Before his move featherweight, the 26 Year Old Navarette won and defended the Junior Featherweight title five times in the space of nine months. Navarette will be looking for his 30th consecutive victory since losing out Daniel Argueta back in 2012 after going 5 – 0 as a professional.
Gonzalez on the other hand will be going into his second title fight after coming up short against Shakur Stevenson two years ago. Stevenson defeated Gonzalez convincingly with a unanimous decision with scores 119-109 on all three scorecards to win the then vacant WBO featherweight title.
Gonzalez got himself back to winning ways with a decision over Miguel Marriaga at the MGM Grand Arena In Las Vegas. Both fighters will be coming into the fight on the back of a long layoff, particularly Navarette, who will be coming into the fight after over a year away from the ring and it will be good to know how Navarette will fair against a fighter Stevenson easily defeated 2 years back.
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