Mexico City Fight Night: Emanuel Navarrete Knocks Out Uriel Lopez
Navarrete uses body attack to stop Lopez in the sixth round of featherweight main event
Boxing’s most active world champion, Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, keeps on rolling. Navarrete, the WBO junior featherweight world champion, knocked out Uriel Lopez in the sixth round of a featherweight non-title bout Saturday evening from TV Azteca Studios.
It was the sixth victory in 13 months for Navarrete (32-1, 28 KOs), who upset Isaac Dogboe in December 2018 to win his world title.
Lopez (13-14-1, 6 KOs) was game, but no match for Navarrete’s swarming body attack.
Said Navarrete: “I have the utmost respect for Uriel Lopez. He put forth a courageous effort, but I was coming to win by knockout. I want to unify titles, but if nobody accepts my challenge, I’ll move up to featherweight.”
In other action:
Featherweights: Edwin Palomares (13-3-1, 4 KOs) TKO 5 Carlos Ornelas (25-3, 14 KOs).
Featherweights: Sergio Sanchez (15-1, 9 KOs) KO 2 Gustavo Alan Pina (8-3, 5 KOs).
Flyweights: Ivan Armando Garcia Carrillo (6-0, 3 KOs) UD 6 Roberto Palomares (5-5-1, 1 KO). Scores: 59-55 2x, 59-56.
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