WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete (28-1, 24 KOs) will be defending against #2 WBO Juan Miguel Elorde (28-2, 15 KOs) on September 14 in the co-creature attraction on the Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin card.
Navarrete who stopped Ghana”s Isaac Dogboe twice destroyed Francisco De Vaca (20-1, 6 KOs) by a third round two weeks ago at the Banc of California Stadium, in Los Angeles, California.
After the fight, Navarette’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing said he would be returning to the ring on September 14. Navarrete didn’t sustain any punishment in his quick knockout of De Vaca, so it easy to schedule him again.
Elorde is ranked #2 with the World Boxing Organization. The highly ranked Elorde’s resume is filled with weak opposition from top to bottom, and the problem . His career opposition is unquestionably as bad as heavyweight Otto Wallin, who will be fighting Fury in the main event. It’s possible that Elorde was the best that Top Rank could get on short notice, but this is still a disappointing choice. Elorde’s high ranking is difficult to understand given the quality of the opposition he’s faced during his career.