Emanuel Navalete had to work hard to do that, but he held his WBO featherweight title in the decision to beat Joe Gonzalez at tonight’s ESPN + main event from San Diego.
Navarrete won with scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110. Bad Left Hook recorded the Battle of Navarrete 116-112. Some of the early reactions were that 118-110 was too wide, but given Gonzales’ incredible efforts, it seems like a good enough defense card.
Gonzales (24-2, 14 KO) gave Navarrete (35-1, 29 KO) a fierce and fierce fight tonight, but didn’t feel like the challenger had the momentum they really needed. His right eye was confused near the Pawel Wolak level after the battle (if you know, you know), but he just kept coming to Navarrete all night and “El Vaquero” Over the last few years I’ve done my best to confuse the nasty rhythms that have been so successful.
Navarrete’s victory over Ruben Villa in 2020, which has been the toughest night since Navarrete exploded into the world scene in late 2018, is exactly there, but in a completely different way. Villa’s boxing skills gave Navarrete some fit, but tonight was Gonzales’ determination and heart.
It should also be noted that 28-year-old Gonzales did something like a pretty rough house.He landed Many It was the cause of the low blow, which referee Reikorona almost ignored, and also some travel and head clashes. Navarrete and his corner were aware of head usage very early in the fight, and low hits were always a problem. But Corona isn’t really doing anything, so I can’t blame Gonzales for doing it. This is a fighting game and he was here to do whatever he could to win the world title.
Navarrete did not show malice after the battle, took everything in one fell swoop in the heat of the moment, and seemed to show true respect to his opponent.
“Joet exceeded expectations. He is such a fighter and a great fighter,” Navarrete said through an interpreter. “I hurt him, but every time he came back. And again, he hurt me. The few shots he landed hurt me in battle.”
When asked about his next, Navarrete said, “It was an exciting ride so far. Now I want to go into a bigger fight.” When asked, he said he was open to fighting Gonzales again, which, to be honest, doesn’t seem to be particularly necessary, but the boxing business continues to be completely obsessed with the rematch.
“I thought I won. I hurt him in the third or fourth round with my right hand,” Gonzales said. “I thought it was 7 to 5 rounds and 8 to 4 rounds. I was really surprised at the score, 118-110, and that’s exactly what I did. I came and did my best. . “
Gonzales pointed out that he is currently 0-2 in the world title battle and said he is aiming for the top level and providing a great fight for his fans. “Hopefully I will have another opportunity to continue working.”
Giovani Santilan UD-10 Angel Lewis
San Diego had a good win at San Diego’s home, apparently attracting a significant number of spectators and clearly won with scores of 99-91, 100-90 and 100-90.
This seemed more competitive early on as Lewis (17-2, 12 KO) had a solid first round, but early in the fight his left hand (power hand as a southpaw). Hurt. Future issues.
It doesn’t undermine the good work of Santilan (28-0, 15 KO), who unplugged and worked consistently and won the round with blue-collar-like performance. He’s 29 years old, so his status as a “prospect” wasn’t something you might think at a glance, and he didn’t have him very often, such as on big stages, but he’s clearly solid. A welterweight and you’ll get a chance to mix with him, a bigger name if he keeps winning. He also has a clear engagement with trainer Robert Garcia. This is their second fight and it’s working after Antonio DeMarco won the controversial point and Santilan and his father were willing to ask for a switch.
- Henry Revlon UD-8 Manuel Reylohas: LeBron (14-0, 9 KO) was fighting for the first time in 14 months and looked pretty sharp again. Puerto Rico’s South Paw Junior Lightweight hasn’t lost a round so far in his professional career and hasn’t been able to resolve it here against his always-game professional opponent Rojas (21-6, 6 KO). The puzzles that didn’t lose rounds at all did worse here than he did against things like Albert Belle and Felix Verdejo in previous defeats.
- Lindolfo Delgado UD-8 Juan Garcia Mendes: The overall score was 80-71, and Mendes (21-5-2, 13 KO) went down once. The Delgado (14-0, 12 KO) is a good fighter and has a good outlook, wonderful Prospects; Bernard Osuna touted that it hasn’t been “easily matched” so far because of his opponent’s WL record, but a mediocre or worse fighter has a paper record in professional boxing. Everyone knows that you can run out of. That’s how the game works. But 26-year-old Delgado can definitely fight.That’s a real question how He will be 140 years old, but you’ll probably know in the next three years or so. He definitely didn’t tie the rocket to him.
- Javier Martinez UD-6 Darryl Jones: A hard-earned but clear victory for the 26-year-old middleweight Martinez from Milwaukee. Martinez (5-0, 2 KO) isn’t the biggest puncher, but he has a real dedication to the body punch you want to see. He’s not a good outlook, but his qualities are there, he’s already a pretty mature fighter, not the “too old” kind of method, just sophisticated and clever. Jones (4-3-1, 2 KO) deserves true respect for the toughness and determination he has shown here. He was defeated, but never gave up, and Martinez had to work all six rounds.
- Floyd Diaz UD-4 Hosera Milles: The scores were 39-36, 40-35, 40-35 and Ramirez (1-1, 1 KO) went down in the first round but never actually fought. Both of them are teenagers and have met as very young amateurs. The top ranks took pictures after the fight at the age of eight, but are now at a very different stage. Frankly, Diaz (3-0, 0 KO) looks like a decent bantamweight outlook, if not exceptional. Ramirez has a lot to do, to say the least.
- Antonio Millerez TKO-1 De Montelandre: A 6’9 “heavyweight Millerez from Iowa, a gold medalist for the 2020 Olympic trial, made his debut here and officially dropped Rory Polylandre (2-2, 2 KO) three times. But in reality the last couple couldn’t stop the 314-pound Randle from just falling more than that. Millerez flashed a lot of punches and combinations of things, which is obviously the biggest for him. It wasn’t a test.
– Boxing Sports
Highlights and Results: Navarrete defeats Gonzales to maintain title
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