Video Highlights: Emanuel Navarrete Goes to War With Joet Gonzalez to Retain WBO Featherweight Title

The rising Mexican boxing sensation, Emanuel Navarrete, recently fought in a WBO featherweight title bout against Joet Gonzalez. This contest was considered an easy bout for the champ. However, the underdog, Gonzalez, made the most out of his time in the ring. He bagged immense attention for his performance.

He fought like a true warrior and gave Navarrete a tough night at the office. The entire boxing community applauded the duo’s efforts in putting on an enigmatic show.

And Still

Emanuel Navarrete successfully defended his WBO title in a hard fought battle with Joet Gonzalez.

— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) October 16, 2021

Navarette, from the first bell itself, went all out on his contemporary. He used his jabs to check and break Gonzalez’s defense. As a result, he got some sound openings in the initial rounds. At one point, it seemed the champ would end the fight quickly as he showed some blistering pace and punch accuracy.

But Gonzalez came back in the fight once he figured the Mexican fighter’s oppressive style. He waited for Navarrete to land a shot. As soon as the champ did the same, Gonzalez staggered him with a huge right hand. He used this to good effect for a while.

Gonzalez hurt Navarrete to end the 4th round #NavarreteGonzalez

— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) October 16, 2021

However, in the concluding rounds, Navarrete figured this out. Hence, he made some quick adjustments, employed his jabs, and got some good results with the same.

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Subsequently, the fight turned in his favor as he won it fair and square via a unanimous decision.

Emanuel Navarrete vs Joet Gonzalez – An intriguing 12-round tussle

For a long time now, the sport of boxing has craved action-packed 12-round fights. In Emanuel Navarrete vs Joet Gonzalez, they got just that.

Navarrete’s volume (82 punches thrown per round/23 landed) & accuracy (36% of his power shots) was the difference vs. the game Gonzalez, who threw a fight high 79 punches in round 12. 90 of Navarrete’s 272 landed punches were body shots. @trboxing

— CompuBox (@CompuBox) October 16, 2021

The above tweet from Compubox showcases how well Navarette fared in his title defense. His accuracy made him a genuine winner of this bout.

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Regardless of that, there’s no denying that this fight truly intrigued the boxing lovers. Navarrete, the champ, once again showed why he’s the most promising name in the current boxing era. Meanwhile, Joet Gonzalez can take heart from his excellent display.

What did you make of the duo’s fight?

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