We get a featherweight showcase this week in a rare bit of Friday night championship boxing. Emanuel Navarrete will put his WBO featherweight title on the line against mandatory challenger Joet Gonzalez.
Navarrete is making his second defense of the title he won with a unanimous decision victory over Ruben Villa. He last fought in April, beating Christopher Díaz via 12th round TKO. Gonzalez lost a fight against Shakur Stevenson for the then vacant WBO title. Stevenson moved up to super featherweight, thus setting up Navarrette-Villa for the vacant title.
Here’s a look at the full card for Friday’s event.
Full Card for Emanuel Navarrete vs. Joet Gonzalez
- Title fight: Emanuel Navarrete vs. Joet Gonzalez, 12 rounds, for Navarrete’s WBO featherweight title
- Giovani Santillan vs. Angel Ruiz, 10 rounds, welterweights
- Manuel Rey Rojas vs. Henry Lebron, 8 rounds, junior lightweights
- Lindolfo Delgado vs. Juan Garcia Mendez, 8 rounds, junior welterweights
- Javier Martinez vs. Darryl Jones, 6 rounds, middleweights
- Floyd Diaz vs. Jose Ramirez, 4 rounds, bantamweights
- Antonio Mireles vs. Demonte Randle, 4 rounds, heavyweights
- Arturo Cardenas vs TBA, 4 rounds, featherweights