With the confidence to carry out the first defense of the featherweight world championship, version World Boxing Organization (OMB), Emanuel Vaquero Navarrete, wait for the moment to collide with the Puerto Rican Christopher Smurf DiazAnd by the way, he warns that the pressure to win is on the side of his challenger.
Navarrete (32-1-0, 27 ko’s) y Diaz (26-2-0, 16 ko’s) met at the press conference prior to this Saturday’s match, at the Silver Spurs Arena, on Kissimmee, Florida, and the Mexican fighter presumed to arrive in excellent condition.
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“I feel quite strong. My body was already occupying this division change. Now at 126 (pounds) I am more solid, I feel stronger,” he said. Navarrete, who spoke about his rival, and despite expressing concern, predicted victory: “Díaz has been fighting in 126 and 130, it puzzles me a bit because it will be difficult to hurt him because he comes from a higher division, but there will be no problems because I have the fortune to hit hard, and that will be the difference “.
Fighting with the public in the stands, despite the fact that most of the attendees could support their rival, motivates the Mexican boxer. “I already needed to feel the vibration of the people at an event, even though they will be supporting the Smurf, I am very happy to feel this scene, this affection of the people. I’m going to be motivated and if people are on his side, the pressure is on him. “
Warning that your corner rival embraces without fear. “I am different, now I am not so emotional with the fans or with me, I have fought in big arenas and completely sold out, and against Navarrete there are all the ingredients to become a world champion. “
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The Puerto Rican fighter has other motivating factors, including that of “bringing food to his family. I am going to go up in the ring to show the public that I am one of the stars of boxing, it is a privilege to be in the ring with Navarrete, we will continue to make history Mexico-Puerto Rico and this fight has motivated me. I am much better prepared physically and mentally for this challenge. Stronger and more dedicated work than anyone. I want to be the next great fighter of Puerto Rico“.
Navarrete, having been super bantamweight world champion (OMB) between December 2028 and February 2020, making five defenses of his scepter, he became feather monarch of the same body in October last year, beating the hitherto undefeated by points Ruben Villa. It will be the first time I have fought in the state of Florida.
Diaz, 26, was already a junior featherweight and North American super featherweight champion, and in April 2019 he played the championship of North America NABO pen in view of Shakur Stevenson, with whom he fell on points. It will be the ninth time I have fought in the state of Florida, and sixth in the city of Kissimmee.