Navarrete Retains Title With Fourth Round Stoppage of Elorde

Mexican Independence Day weekend went successfully as planned for 🇲🇽Emanuel Navarrete, who for the third time this year successfully defended his WBO Super-Bantamweight title Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin undercard.

Behind his usual heavy volume attack consisting of uppercuts, hooks and right hands, Navarrete (29-1-0, 25KO) forced referee Russell Mora to jump in and stop the fight at the 2:33 mark of the fourth round against Filipino 🇵🇭Juan Miguel Elorde (28-2-0, 15KO).

There wasn’t a ton out there on Elorde to look at before the fight, but from what was available it was clear he changed his approach to a more aggressive style for this bout. Can’t really blame him as his usual sit back, conservative with punches style would have most likely resulted in him being steamrolled even sooner by Navarette. At the least Elorde showed he did have the intentions of giving his best in the ring, he was just overmatched from the start.

So four weeks after taking out Francisco De Vaca in three rounds, “Vaquero” handles business against Elorde just as smoothly, leaving plenty of time to get a fourth fight in before the close of 2019 if he chooses.

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