Navarrete invites Nery to challenge him

Despite declaring himself to be friends with Zanfer stablemate Luis ”Pantera” Nery, WBA super bantamweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete says he’s noticed that Nery has trouble making bantamweight and has encouraged Nery to move up to challenge him.
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“Don’t look for me. Call me on the phone and make the fight,” said Navarrete who has expressed a desire to leave the division with five defenses and if possible a title unification. “It depends on companies and interest. Unfortunately, the way I won the title has made many prefer to take another path.”

Navarrete (29-1, 25 KOs) appeared to be in great shape during a media workout at the high-altitude Centro Ceremonial Otomí in the state of México. He is training for his December 7 defense against Francisco Horta (20-3, 10 KOs) at the Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico.

“Horta wants to rip my head off just like I did when I wanted to be a champion, so I came all the way up here to get ready to get my fourth knockout as a champion. The knockout is the the signature of the ‘Vaquero’”


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  • One of the real fighters today. Old school, and extremely tough. This is what boxing needs now, FIGHTERS THAT FIGHT, not the Al Haymon brand of having a fight once a year or once every 2 years. Between the WBA,WBC,PBC, CIA,KGB,WWE and GOD knows what else, how the hell can a modern fighter really become a real pro?

    • Not really Jonathan. For sure my money on Navarrete, but for some reasons, when two good Mexicans fight, the fight becomes legendary most of the times. I see this one (if ever happens) like the first Morales vs. Barrera.

  • He has always missed weight. An the fighters that go ahead and fight him end up with a big size & weight disadvantage. He is too big for the bantameeight division. He needs to move up and fight someone his size.

  • I have been calling for the overrated Nery to do this even before he failed to make weight last weekend. Let us see if his die-hard fan boys call on him to accept Navarrete’s challenge. Smart money would be on the super bantamweight champion to beat Nery. This fight is a cinch to make if the cheater isn’t scared.

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