WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (30-1, 25 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round TKO over Francisco Horta (20-4-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico. Navarrete overpowered Horta and punished him until the referee waved it off at 2:09 of round four. It was the fourth defense for Navarrete in the last seven months.
“I feel very happy to have been able to defend my title in front of my people. December 8 will be my one-year anniversary as a world champion, and I can’t be happier with everything I achieved this year. It was a very productive 2019,” Navarrete said.
“All the sacrifices I’ve made have been worth it. I have seen the improvement after each fight, and I want to continue improving so 2020 will be even better. That is why I will continue to work hard.”