The WBO featherweight title is on the line on Saturday, April 24th in Kissimmee, Florida as Emanuel Navarrete makes his first title defense. He will face Christopher Diaz on ESPN, with the main card starting at 10 p.m. ET. Ring walks for the main event will get going at approximately 11:30 p.m., but that will depend on how long the other fights take.
Navarette enters the fight with a 32-1 record and the newly crowned featherweight champ. He beat Ruben Villa in October 2020 to claim the vacant WBO title. He’s currently the sixth ranked featherweight at The Ring Magazine.
Diaz enters the fight with a a 26-2 record and is coming off back-to-back unanimous decision wins in 2020 over Jason Sanchez and Adeilson Dos Santos. Prior to that he lost a unanimous decision to Shakur Stevenson. He is 3-2 in title fights during his career and ranked sixth by the WBO.
This fight will air on ESPN. If you’re looking to live stream the fight, you can do so via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind — you’ll need a cable subscription to log in. If you don’t have a cable log in, you can also watch with a subscription to ESPN+. You can subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN website, where you can get a monthly subscription for $5.99, or get the ESPN/Disney/Hulu bundle for $13.99 per month.
Emanuel Navarrete is the favorite to win this title fight, with moneyline odds at -1000 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Christopher Diaz’s odds to win the fight are at +525. We’re still awaiting the slate of prop bets for this fight, including whether or not it will go the distance
Main event: Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz for Navarrete’s WBO featherweight title
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