Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz
Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida
Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (34-1, 29 KOs) W TKO 12 Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (26-3, 16 KOs)
(WBO Featherweight Title)
Fight Notes: Diaz was down in round 4. Diaz was deducted a point in round 7. Diaz was down a further two times in round 8 and for the last time in round 12. With just eleven seconds left of the fight (round 12), Diaz’s corner pulled him out of the fight. Time of the stoppage was 2:49. 3,262 fans were in attendance.
Edgar Berlanga (17-0, 16 KOs) W PTS UD 8 Demond Nicholson (23-4-1, 20 KOs)
Fight Notes: Nicholson was down in rounds 2, 3, 5 & 8. The bout went the distance which was a first time for Berlanga, snapping his unbeaten record in the process. Scores were 79-68, 79-69, 79-69, all for a unanimous decision.
Josue “The Prodigy” Vargas (19-1, 9 KOs) W PTS UD 10 Willie Shaw (13-2, 9 KOs)
Fight Notes: Score were 98-92, 99-91, 99-91.
Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno (14-0-2, 12 KOs) D 8 Jamaine Ortiz (14-0-1, 8 KOs)
Fight Notes: Ortiz was down in round 7. Scores were 76-74 Ortiz, and 75-75, making the bout an 8 round draw.
Orlando Gonzalez (17-0, 10 KOs) W PTS UD 8 Juan Antonio Lopez (15-9, 6 KOs)
Fight Notes: Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 79-73.
Xander Zayas (8-0, 6 KOs) W KO 1 Demarcus Layton (8-2-1, 5 KOs)
Fight Notes: Zayas scored a dramatic 1st round KO. Time of the stoppage was 0:56.
Jeremy “Magic Hands” Adorno (5-0, 1 KO) W PTS MD 4 Ramiro Martinez (2-1-2, 1 KO)
Fight Notes: Scores were 38-38, 39-37, 40-36, for a Adorno majority points victory.
Jaycob Gómez (2-0, 2 KOs) W KO 1 Mobley Villegas (3-2, 2 KOs)
Fight Notes: Villegas was down twice in the opening round. Time of the stoppage was 2:38.
“I think we did put on a worthy performance because ‘Pitufo,’ I knew he was tough, I knew he was strong. And I knew he could hit hard, but he surpassed all my expectations. He brought out all the best in me and so I’ve got a lot of respect for Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Diaz.
“I was really impressed by ‘Pitufo’ because every time I hurt him, every time I dropped him, he came back stronger. He was a beast in there because he kept coming at me. He kept getting better even though I kept hurting him, and as the fight progressed, you’d expect him to get weaker but he kept getting stronger. I just couldn’t understand it. So I have the utmost respect for Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Diaz and what he did tonight.”
“I’m very disappointed. I wanted to win. It’s a title shot. But next time. He’s a great fu****g fighter. He hit hard. We went to war. I made my best fight. I was in shape. Everything was good. I’m not a weak fighter. I always bring my heart with me. I came here to fight. I said I want to box but that guy, he’s a problem. We come here to fight, too. He caught me. My coach loves me like a son, and he stopped the fight.”
“I feel amazing. It’s kind of fu***d up I had to go to the judges with all the people here. I know they wanted a first-round knockout, but I enjoyed getting the experience.
“It was an awesome experience for me. I caught him with an amazing shot at 10 seconds of the last round. I wanted to get him out! But I didn’t, but I got the experience, especially in front of my Puerto Rican people. It was good.
“I give myself a ‘C’ tonight. I wanted the knockout, of course, but I’m happy to have performed in front of my Puerto Rican people, who were cheering me on all night.”
“What’s next? Keep working in the gym, improving my craft, and get ready for whatever is next.”
|— Courtesy of CompuBox|
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