WBO junior featherweight titleholder Emanuel Navarrete put his belt on the line against Francisco De Vaca in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing card Saturday night at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The fight will air live on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET, with undercard bouts also on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Navarrete (27-1, 23 KOs) won the WBO 122-pound title with a unanimous decision victory over Isaac Dogboe in December. Five months later in May, Navarrete dropped Dogboe twice in the rematch for a TKO victory in Round 12 to defend his title.
Navarrete, 24, of Mexico, has won 22 straight fights (18 by stoppage) since suffering the only loss of his career, a unanimous decision in four rounds to Daniel Argueta in 2012.
De Vaca (20-0, 6 KOs) defeated Ernesto Guerrero in a one-sided unanimous decision victory at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, in February.
De Vaca, 24, of Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico, has fought 18 of his 20 fights in Phoenix, where he resides.
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ESPN boxing commentators Joe Tessitore and Mark Kriegel, along with former world champions Andre Ward and Timothy Bradley Jr. and reporter Bernardo Osuna, will call the fight from ringside.
Where can I watch the Navarrete-Vaca fight card on Saturday?
The Navarrete-Vaca fight broadcast on ESPN will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday. The main card includes former junior featherweight world titleholder Jessie Magdaleno in a 10-round featherweight bout against Rafael Rivera.
The undercard begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
The undercard includes:
Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Jorge Luis Rodriguez, 10 rounds, junior welterweight
Chris van Heerden vs. Aslanbek Kozaev, 10 rounds, welterweights
Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Stuart McLellan, 10 rounds, middleweights
Brian Mendoza vs. Larry Gomez, 8 rounds, welterweights
Javier Molina vs. Manuel Mendez, 8 rounds, junior welterweights
Dmitry Yum vs. Javier Martinez, 6 rounds, lightweights
Elvis Rodriguez vs. Jesus Gonzalez, 6 rounds, junior welterweights