Boxing’s most active world champion, Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete, keeps on rolling. Navarrete, the WBO junior featherweight world champion, knocked out Uriel Lopez in the sixth round of a featherweight non-title bout Saturday evening from TV Azteca Studios.
It was the sixth victory in 13 months for Navarrete (32-1, 28 KOs), who upset Isaac Dogboe in December 2018 to win his world title.
Lopez (13-14-1, 6 KOs) was game, but no match for Navarrete’s swarming body attack.
Said Navarrete: “I have the utmost respect for Uriel Lopez. He put forth a courageous effort, but I was coming to win by knockout. I want to unify titles, but if nobody accepts my challenge, I’ll move up to featherweight.”
In other action:
Featherweights: Edwin Palomares (13-3-1, 4 KOs) TKO 5 Carlos Ornelas (25-3, 14 KOs).
Featherweights: Sergio Sanchez (15-1, 9 KOs) KO 2 Gustavo Alan Pina (8-3, 5 KOs).
Flyweights: Ivan Armando Garcia Carrillo (6-0, 3 KOs) UD 6 Roberto Palomares (5-5-1, 1 KO). Scores: 59-55 2x, 59-56.