Emanuel Navarrete faces Robson Conceicao on Thursday, November 16 at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas. The competition pits Mexico’s three-division world champion in opposition to Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist of Brazil. The pair squares off within the co-feature on the cardboard, headlined by Shakur Stevenson vs Edwin De Los Santos stay on ESPN.
Navarrete brings to the ring his WBO tremendous featherweight title. Conceicao makes his third try to turn into world champion. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds.
In his earlier outing in August in Glendale, Emanuel Navarrete (38-1, 31 KOs) defeated Oscar Valdez by unanimous resolution and made the primary profitable protection of his belt. The 39-year-old native of San Juan Zitlaltepec, Mexico claimed the vacant title by TKO within the ninth spherical in opposition to Liam Wilson in February on the similar venue.
“Robson represents an unlimited menace on this struggle,” Emanuel Navarrete stated on the closing pre-fight press convention. “His type could be very tough. He’s a fighter who has an Olympic type. That makes it tough for anybody with my type. However we labored on that. We labored on that in an effort to make the struggle simpler for me in that regard.”
“I like being lively. I like working. I all the time like combating, and I take the alternatives that seem in my profession. So, mainly, I simply benefit from it.”
‘It’s robust to get three title alternatives’
Robson Conceicao (17-2, 8 KOs) was in motion in June in New York, the place he confronted Nicolas Polanco within the bout that resulted in No Contest. Final September in Newark, New Jersey, the native of Salvador, Brazil fought Shakur Stevenson for the unified WBC and WBO tremendous featherweight titles, however fell quick dropping a unanimous resolution. In September 2021 in Tucson, Arizona, the 35-year-old challenged Oscar Valdez for the WBC belt, but additionally misplaced by UD.
“I heard of this [fight] the day earlier than [a scheduled fight in September], and I knew it was an enormous alternative,” Robson Conceicao stated. “And so, I used to be left very joyful, and I accepted instantly. The harder issues are for me, the higher. So, I accepted instantly.”
“It’s robust to get three title alternatives. However that’s what occurred within the amateurs. It took me three makes an attempt to turn into an Olympic champion. So, the identical will occur in skilled boxing.”
The primary occasion options Shakur Stevenson of the USA up in opposition to Edwin De Los Santos of Dominican Republic. The pair battles it out for the vacant WBC light-weight title.
Undefeated two-division world champion Stevenson strikes up a weight class and appears to overcome a brand new division. As soon as overwhelmed contender De Los Santos makes his first try to turn into champion.