Emmanuel Navarrete KO's Uriel Lopez in 6
Boxing’s most active champion, WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete (32-1, 28 KOs) was back in the ring since fighting on the undercard of the Tyson Fury Deontay Wilder Rematch PPV. Navarrete scored a scored a six round knockout over Uriel Lopez (13-14-1, 6 KOs) Saturday night from the TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City in headlining the ESPN telecast. No title was on the line as Navarrete got some work in at featherweight.
Off to a slow start, Navarrete worked the jab as Lopez worked his way in. Lopez came out aggressive in the second firing at Navarrete but the champ neutralized him with a straight left from the southpaw stance. Navarrete continued to box and switch stance. Continuing to get the work in, Navarrete was patient in the fourth with Lopez pressing fighting away. Navarrete connected solidly on the inside in the fourth, landing the left hook to body stopping Lopez momentum.
Firing away combinations to start the fifth, Navarrete began to unloadon Lopez dropping him with a left hook to the body. Lopez was up as Navarrete continued to let his hands go the over-matched Lopez. It was all Navarrete as the bombs kept coming to start the sixth, Lopez had enough as he was down for a second time. The referee waived the bout at 2:22 of the sixth. Featherweight Edwin “Pupo” Palomares (13-3-1, 4 KOs) scored a fifth round knockout over Carlos “Chinito” Ornelas (25-3, 14 KOs). Ornelas connected solidly in the opening round that got Palomare's attention. In round two, Ornelas landed a left hook and once again got Palomares good but the pink haired fighter kept going forward and mixing it up. Palomares began to come through staying in Ornelas face working. In the fifth, the pressure kept coming from Palomares as Ornelas. A crunching body shot from Palomares did it as Ornelas took a knee then got up but quickly took another knee as his corner stopped the fight as the referee waived 2:23 of the fifth.
Featherweight prospect Sergio Chirino Sanchez (15-1, 9 KOs) knocked out Gustavo Alan Pina (8-3, 5 KOs) in an in the third. Sanchez was aggressive dropping Pina in the first and continuing to attack in the early rounds. A brutal left by Sanchez knocked Pina out cold as the referee immediately waived the bout six seconds into the third round.
Mexico City flyweight prospect Ivan Armando Garcia (6-0, 3 KOs) improved his record in winning a unanimous decision over Roberto Palomares (5-5-1, 1 KO) going the distance six rounds in opening the ESPN telecast. Boxing patiently in the early rounds, Garcia took his time figuring out Palomares. Garcia and Palomares started to fight on mixing it up.
There was a clash of heads in the fourth as Garcia suffered a cut above his left eye. The young prospect began to get aggressive with Palomares. Swelling began to develop underneath Palorames's right eye as Garcia pressed. Garcia and Palomares worked their way to sixth as this fight was originally scheduled for eight with the fighters expected to go eight rounds. Judges all scored were all in favor of Garcia, 59-55.
The ladies were in action prior to the telecast as flyweight Jessica Nery Plata (26-2-0, 3 KO’s) won an eighth round unanimous decision over Edith ´Pantera¨Flores (11-15, 3 KOs).
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