Emmanuel Navarrete Post Fight Interview
Following his victory WBO super bantamweight champion Emmanuel Navarrete (27-1, 23 KOs) of Mexico City talked about his win over Francisco De Vaca (20-0, 6 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona as he scored stoppage Saturday night at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Here is what he said on his way to the locker room.
Former world champion Jessie Magdaleno (26-1, 18 KOs) of Las Vegas and former world title challenger Rafael Rivera (27-3-2, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico squared off in the co-feature bout. Magdaleno looks forward to getting another crack at a world title as he talked about his possibility of facing the winner of tonight's main event.
"These things happen. It's part of the sport. I have a lot of respect for Rivera. He is a warrior. "I felt very good. I felt strong. I would say better than ever. I want a world title. I'm ready."
Undefeated local super lightweight Arnold Barboza (22-0, 9 KOs) of South El Monte is one step closer to a world title shot as he stopped Japan’s always tough Ricky Sismundo (35-15-3, 17 KOs). Here is what he had to say about his win.
"I want a world title shot now," Barboza said. "I want to challenge all the champions. It doesn't matter who it is, or where it takes place. All I want is to face Ramirez, Prograis, or Taylor, and I want it now!"