Emanuel Navarrete has added the WBO Featherweight Championship to his mantle.
Navarrete was in action this past Friday night, October 9. He went one-on-one with Ruben Villa inside the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Navarrete vs. Villa went the distance and in the end, it was “El Vaquero” who emerged victorious via unanimous decision, capturing gold in the process.
Navarrete has now gone 27-0, 1 NC in his last 28 outings. You’ll have to go back to July 26, 2012 for Navarrete’s last defeat. Up to this point, it is the only loss in “El Vaquero’s” pro boxing career.
This isn’t Navarrete’s first run with a WBO title but his first reign was as a junior-featherweight. He has since moved up in weight and can now say he’s a 126-pound champion.
As for Villa, this is his first career loss. He had gone 18-0 ahead of the title fight against Navarrete. This was also Villa’s first bid at a major championship.
Navarrete’s record improves to 32-1, 1 NC. He may have the stats of a seasoned veteran but the newly-crowned WBO Featherweight Champion is only 25 years old.
Below are highlights of the Navarrete vs. Villa title fight.
Here are the full results from the Navarrete vs. Villa card.
Emanuel Navarrete vs. Ruben Villa Results
Emanuel Navarrete def. Ruben Villa via unanimous decision (114-112, 114-112, 115-111)
Janibek Alimkhanuly def. Gonzalo Coria via KO – R2
Elvis Rodriguez def. Cameron Krael via KO – R3
Lorenzo Simpson def. Sonny Duversonne via unanimous decision (78-73, 78-73, 79-73)
Bryan Lua def. Nelson Colon via unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)
Rashiem Jefferson def. Steve Garagarza via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
Kahshad Elliott def. Akeem Jackson via KO – R1