Since his loud introduction to the spotlight of boxing’s brightest, WBO Titlist 🇲🇽Emmanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (34-1-0, 29KO) has been a wrecking machine, that has chopped down every opponent put in front of him, bludgeoning Ghanaian star 🇬🇭🇬🇧Isaac Dogboe twice consecutively at Super-Bantamweight, and doing much of the same, regardless of a weight change, and more than comfortably settling in at 126 lbs. Looking to make a second defense of his Featherweight title, the #1 Ring-Magazine ranked fighter at the weight will have a solid test this coming Friday, as he will face #10 ranked Ring-Magazine Featherweight world contender 🇺🇸Joet Gonzalez (24-1-0, 14KO), who is pretty skilled in his own right, and is looking for respect.
Navarrete was last seen pummeling 🇵🇷Christopher Diaz mercilessly through 12 rounds in one of his most brilliant performances to date, that really got the attention of new fans, becoming one of Mexico’s standout stars. If he continues on the path he is on, he has nowhere but to move up into higher levels of acclaim in the sport. As for Joet in his last outing, he put forth a strong display, picking up a very solid win over perennial contender 🇨🇴Miguel Marriaga, which was the type of rebound or bounce back that he needed after suffering his lone loss to 🇺🇸Shakur Stevenson a fight prior, being blanked out by the super-talent. This upcoming fight will be his second shot at a title.
San Diego’s Pechanga Arena will be the fights venue, and it will be the headliner attraction for a display of Friday night boxing. It will be viewable by ESPN+’s streaming application as a part of Top-Rank Promotions. An underrated fight when you factor in public perception, this one shouldn’t be slated as a walkover, as Joet will put his best foot forward, against one of the sports best motors in Navarrete, who seems to have an endless reservoir of stamina.