The 26-year-old Mexican has become world champion in the super bantamweight and featherweight with a maxim: “die on the line.” He is brave, goes to the front without hesitation and has a strong punch. Those qualities make it like it in Mexico and also in the United States. Little by little his fame grows and more critical voices begin to appear. You are required to raise the level of your rivals, and will do it this Friday at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego (California).
At super bantamweight, his confirmation came by beating Isaac Dogboe twice. In the pen, he is a two-time champion, but the rival that will give him that status will be Joet González (24-1, 14 KO), before whom the division’s WBO exposes. The 28-year-old Californian already knows what it is like to play in a World Cup, against Shakur Stevenson, and he has learned. “I think I got overtrained,” he reveals. Beyond his good technique, González’s size can be key. The challenger himself knows it. “The fighters he has faced so far have been smaller, I am his size and he will have a difficult time connecting“, warns.
Without a doubt, that is the key to the fight. González is a skilled opponent, who will try to make Navarrete fail to tire him and counter him. For his part, the ‘Cowboy’ will try to drown the applicant with his rhythm and punch. The duel of styles is clear. The size can be a must for the Mexican and the activity will be in his favor. The Californian has played only two fights in two years, while the champion has stepped into the ring five times in the same period. (He completed all twelve rounds in his penultimate fight). Rust can also be key. Despite this, the test is clear to both. Navarrete wants to clear doubts about his performance in the pen and González stop being the promise to become a reality.
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