Emanuel Navarrete vs Ruben Villa Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Emanuel Navarrete vs Ruben Villa taking place? MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas, USA

When is Emanuel Navarrete vs Ruben Villa on and what time does it start? Saturday 10th October, 2020 – 02:00 (UK)

What channel is Emanuel Navarrete vs Ruben Villa on? This fight will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Emanuel Navarrete vs Ruben Villa? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Emanuel Navarrete vs Ruben Villa? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators

THE LOWDOWN

Former WBO super bantamweight title-holder Emanuel Navarrete (31-1, 27 KOs) is aiming to become a two-weight world champion by claiming the vacant WBO featherweight title against Ruben Villa. The exciting Mexican fighter made five successful defences of his WBO super bantamweight belt - all of them ending via KO/TKO - and he is likely to go looking for a stoppage win in this bout too.

Ruben Villa (18-0, 5 KOs) - a two-time U.S. National Golden Gloves champion - jumped at the chance to take this bout when Jessie Magdaleno declined due to his dissatisfaction with the purse on offer. Villa is an exciting talent with an impressive unbeaten record but he has yet to fight somebody of the calibre of Navarrete so this is a step up in class for him.

THE PREDICTION

Emanuel Navarrete may be stepping up in weight to face a fighter who has been boxing at featherweight for some time but the former WBO super bantamweight champion is the taller man and he also came in heavier at the weigh-in - Navarrete has other factors in his favour - including power and experience. Villa has a solid unbeaten record and has proven to be a very durable fighter, but the power and quality of his opponent is likely to prove to be too much and a stoppage win for Navarrete is tipped.

Prediction: Navarrete via KO/TKO

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