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Emanuel Navarrete vs. Francisco De Vaca – weigh-in results

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By Dan Ambrose: Emanuel Navarrete weighed in at 122 pounds on Friday for his title defense of his WBO super bantamweight belt against #10 WBO Francisco De Vaca for their fight this Saturday night on ESPN at the Banc of California Stadium, in Los Angeles, California. Navarrete vs. De Vaca card starts at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Undercard Streaming on ESPN+ at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT

In the co-feature, former WBO 122 pound champion Jessie Magdaleno battles the always tough Rafael Rivera in a 10 round fight.


The 24-year-old De Vava (20-0, 6 KOs) also weighed in at 122 pounds. Although De Vaca is unbeaten, he’s not faced anyone of note during his six-year pro career. De Vaca has wins over tough journeyman Christian Esquivel, Victor Proa and Ernesto Guerrero.

This is the second title defense for Navarrete (27-1, 23 KOs) for his World Boxing Organization super bantamweight strap that he won last December in beating champion Isaac Dogboe by a 12 round unanimous decision. At the time of the first fight, Dogboe was viewed as a talented champion that would hold onto his WBO title for many years.

Emanuel Navarrete looking to impress

Navarrete wasn’t viewed as someone that was a threat to beating the young 24-year-old dynamo Dogboe. But the size and the punching power of the 5’7″ Navarrete was too much for Dogboe, and he pounded out a close 12 round unanimous decision to dethrone the Ghanaian fighter. In the rematch on May 11, the 24-year-old Navarrete stopped Dogboe in round 12 in Tuscon, Arizona. Dogboe’s corner threw in the towel when he began to take heavy punishment.

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With everything Navarrete has accomplished in the late eight months, he cannot afford to slip up against De Vaca on Saturday night. This is supposed to be a sure thing win for Navarrete, but you can never count out a young fighter that’s hungry.

“The reality is that my life has changed a lot in these last eight months,” said Navarrete. “The fact that I have become world champion and that I have won over a wide margin to Isaac Dogboe, who came from beating Jessie Magdaleno, makes me very happy.”


Former WBO super bantamweight champion Jessie Magdaleno (26-1, 18 KOs) weighed in at 125.4 pounds for his fight against Rafael Rivera (27-3-2, 18 KOs). For his part, Rivera, 25, weighed in at 125.6 lbs. Magdaleno’s WBC USNBC featherweight title will be up for grabs in this 10 round fight.

ESPN 10:00 p.m. ET fights

  • Emanuel Navarrete vs. Francisco De Vaca
  • Jessie Magdaleno vs. Rafael Rivera

Other weights on the card:

ESPN+ (6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Light welterweight Arnold Barboza Jr.  (21-0, 8 KOs) weighed in at 141.6 lbs for his 10 round fight against Ricky Sismundo (35-14-3, 17 KOs). The hard Filipino journeyman Sismundo weighed in at 141.4 pounds.
  • Unbeaten 2016 Olympian Janibek Alimkhanuly (6-0, 2 KOs) weighed in at 159.8 pounds for his 10 round fight against Stuart McLellan (27-3-3, 11 KOs). McLellan weighed in at 159.2 lbs. Alimkhanuly will be defending his WBC Continental Americas and WBO Global middleweight belts.
  • Welterweight Chris van Heerden (27-2-1, 12 KOs)  weighed in at 146.4 lbs for his 10 round fight against Aslanbek ‘The Lion’ Kozaev (33-2-1, 8 KOs). Kozaev weighed in at 147 lbs.
  • Javier Molina 140.2 lbs vs. Manuel Mendez 141 lbs
    (Super Lightweight – 8 Rounds)
  • Dmitry Yun 135.4 lbs vs. Javier Martinez 134.6 lbs
    (Lightweight – 6 Rounds)
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SWING BOUTS

  • Elvis Rodriguez 140.8 lbs Jesus Gonzales 141 lbs
    (Super Lightweight – 6 Rounds)
  • Brian Mendoza 148 lbs Rosemberg Gomez 147.8 lbs
    (Welterweight – 8/6 Rounds)

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