Emanuel ‘Vaquero’ Navarrete he became the first Mexican world champion to step into the ring during the health emergency for the Covid-19 and did not disappoint its audience.
Considered the best fighter in the world at 122 pounds, Navarrete (32-1, 27 KO’s) defeated by technical knockout in the sixth round a Uriel lopez (13-14-1, 6 KOs) in a battle in weight Pen, a division in which he did not fight almost three years ago and that meant his sixth fight in 13 months, during the first card behind closed doors in the Mexico City after the stoppage of activities due to the Coronavirus.
The tricolor boxer has had a meteoric growth above the ring where he holds the crown Super Rooster of the World Organization of Boxing (OMB), a title that he has successfully defended on five occasions, all by way of knockout in just nine months, made his passion for the sport of fists clear by leaving the economic aspect in the background. After the running of the bulls, all he wanted was to return to the ring.
“First of all I thank the people who are watching us from home. I feel quite good, already stressed after so much confinement. Now that we’re back in the ring, (come on) to work, I feel pretty good; maybe the show was somewhat deficient because there was not a lot of sparring, a lot of things we do, it was very limited but this is going to get better and better and they are going to see the ‘Cowboy they have always seen, “he said. Navarrete after victory.
In the backup fight, Carlos ‘Chinito’ Ornelas (25-3-0, 14 KO’s) lost by TKO in the fifth round to Edwin ‘Pupo’ Palomares (13-3-1, 3 KO’s) after his corner decided to end the fight after he put his left knee on the canvas because of exhaustion.
Sergio ‘Chirino’ Sánchez (15-1-0, 8 KO’s) knocked out with a deadly upper in the third round to Gustavo Alan Piña (10-3-0, 6 KO’s) at 126 pounds. While Iván García (6-0-0, 3 KO’s) remained undefeated in the ring by defeating by Unanimous Decision to Roberto ‘Duro’ Palomares (5-5-1, 1 KO) in a six-round battle at 113 pounds.
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