According to Sam Volz, WBO very featherweight champ Emanuel Navarrete need to think about dealing with Vasily Lomachenko as his next challenger rather of having a meaningless rematch with the outmatched Oscar Valdez.
Lomachenko, with his abilities, can efficiently counter Navarrete’s size and work rate. Navarrete, who has a longer reach than numerous welterweights, requires a difficult challenger like Lomachenko.
Many boxing fans think Lomachenko need to return down to very featherweight to extend his profession and possibly end up being a world champ once again.
Although he might be too little for the 135-lb department, combating at 130 is a preferable weight class for him. In his current fight against Devin Haney, Lomachenko looked substantially smaller sized.
Top Rank, the advertising business, has actually restricted choices for challengers for Navarrete besides Valdez. It would be foreseeable to have numerous rematches in between them.
If Lomachenko does not prepare to fight Shakur Stevenson, he must think about moving down to 130 as he will not get the rematch he desires against Devin Haney and he’ll never ever deal with Gervonta Davis.
Navarrete controlled Valdez in their previous fight, outworking him by a 2 to 1 ratio and winning a unanimous choice after twelve rounds.
Tim Bradley assesses Valdez’s loss, mentioning that as fighters, they put whatever into their training, wanting to win, however eventually, losing belongs to the sport.
Mark Kriegel evaluates Valdez’s fight against Navarrete, pointing out that it took Valdez a long time to determine his challenger’s technique. From the 4th round on, the fight ended up being more equally matched, however Navarrete’s distinct shots made the distinction.
Bradley explains that Navarrete’s capability to discover holes around Valdez’s high guard triggered issues for him. Valdez was more effective when he utilized elusiveness and footwork to manage the rate and prevent Navarrete’s shots.
Joe Tessitore acknowledges that numerous boxing fans regularly undervalue Navarrete’s capabilities, evaluating him by his look and absence of basics. However, he shows to be an exceptional and flexible fighter.
Bernard Osuna applauds Navarrete’s efficiency, discussing his sluggish start however his strong defense from the start. Despite having a hurt right-hand man, Navarrete revealed decision and dominated. As for Valdez, the loss stings a lot more than his fight against Shakur Stevenson as it was against somebody individuals thought Valdez might beat utilizing different methods.