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Featherweight Title Fight: Navarrete vs Diaz

Last Updated on April 29, 2021 3:25 pm by Gambyl Nation Editorial Team

Saturday, April 26, Cowboy Emanuel Navarrete will make his first defense of the WBO world featherweight title, against Smurf Cristobal Diaz, the Mexican comes to this fight after having defended his WBO Junior Featherweight world title five times in a favorable way, and with this, he will continue to increase the competitive level, where he promised in an interview that he would knock out the Puerto Rican, while the latter is confident in his good momentum to sour the defense, and finally win the world featherweight title.

Let’s review the latest performances of Emanuel Navarrete:

If we review fight by fight the performances of Cowboy Navarrete, we will see how he ratifies his status as one of the best exponents of Mexican boxing, with 34 professional fights, he has no cuts and has never been knocked out, with a record of 32 wins, where 28 of them have been KO, he also has only one defeat by decision, and his streak is so incredible that his only defeat dates back to July 26, 2012, at the Jose Cuervo Salón, located in Polanco, Mexico.

This will be the Mexican’s first fight against a Puerto Rican-born fighter, where he will also defend his WBO featherweight division title, which he won after defeating American Ruben Villa on October 9, 2020.

You can watch the recap of Emanuel Navarrete’s last fight here:

(Video courtesy of Boxing Ko)

How is Christopher Diaz coming into the title fight?

The Puerto Rican is confident he can be much smarter in the ring on Saturday night, to be able to conquer for the first time the world title of the featherweight division, and where he has a record as a professional boxer of 28 fights, with 26 wins, 16 of them via KO and only two defeats, both by unanimous decision, and the last one dates from April 20, 2019, against the American Shakur Stevenson, at the Madisson Square Garden, New York.

In comparison with El Vaquero, Diaz has experience in the ring against Mexican boxers, where he has faced seven to date, and has managed to win all of them, so he hopes to keep the good streak to be able to take the featherweight division title from the champion Emanuel Navarrete.

The summary of Christopher Diaz’s last fight can be seen here:

(Video courtesy of Top Rank Boxing).

Where and when to watch Emanuel Navarrete vs Christopher Diaz?
Saturday, April 24, at 21:00 ET/ 18:00 PT. On ESPN+ exclusive signal

Betting line:
Emanuel Navarrete: 1.20
Christopher Diaz: 4.90
Draw: 23.00

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