Navarrete Vs. Valdez – Tonight’s Live Boxing Results – SolSportHQ
By Mark Eisner: Emanuel Navarrete & Oscar Valdez fight tonight on Showtime from the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Navarrete (37-1, 31 KOs) defends his WBO super featherweight title for the first time in a 50-50 fight against Valdez (31-1, 23 KOs). The Navarrete-Valdez card kicks off at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. on Showtime.
B24 News will be giving updates below on tonight’s live boxing action.
The time of the fight tonight between Navarrete and Valdez will be after 11:00 p.m. ET.
Main Card at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+
Emanuel Navarrete vs. Oscar Valdez
Lindolfo Delgado vs. Jair Valtierra
Richard Torrez Jr vs. Willie Jake Jr
Preliminary card on ESPN+, 7:55 pm ET
Emiliano Vargas vs. Jorge Luis Marquez Alvarado
Antonio Mireles vs. Dajuaan Calloway
Sergio Rodriguez vs. Eduardo Ayala
Ricardo Ruvalcaba vs. Adrian Orban
Navarrete vs. Valdez prediction –
This writer is picking WBO super featherweight champion Navarrete to retain his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Valdez.
“Since I started boxing, there came a moment where people began to call me ‘The Cowboy.’ It comes more as part of a dynasty from my trainer down to the U.S.,” said Emanuel Navarrete to Top Rank Boxing.
“I think what might set me apart is I’m not that conventional. My way in which I train and my style comes as that difference. I’m a hard working man, and I like to develop my strength.
“I try to focus and work on myself and what I have to do. Then, all of a sudden, I start to transcend. I start to grow in boxing. I know that if I develop strong and my preparation is good, I can do a good fight, right?” said Navarrete.
“What defines me is my heart,” said Valdez. “I don’t ever picture myself as losing. I always visualize myself as #1 because that’s what I have to do. I can’t be working out hard here in the gym, training, hitting the bag, sparring twelve rounds, running early in the morning or late at night, sacrificing, leaving my family back home to say I’m going to be #2. I want to be #1.
“That’s the mindset that fighters always have to have, and that’s what I’m doing now. I’m training hard, and I’m going to give my best. I never promised a fight of the year. I never promised a knockout.
“I will always leave my heart inside the ring. I’ve been doing this since I was eight years old, and I’ve been a professional for ten years. Now is my chance. I feel good now, physically & mentally. There has not been a fight where I don’t train hard.
“I’ve never been scared of facing anybody. I’m ready, and it’s been a long way to make this fight happen. There’s nothing like stepping into the ring and fighting your heart out. Winning & knocking out your opponent.
“Having that applause from the crowd and having people cheer for you and getting excited. All those emotions are very hard to explain. I wouldn’t know what to do without boxing,” said Valdez.