Glendale, Arizona – For the vacant WBO tremendous featherweight title, Emanuel Navarrete (37-1, 31 KOs) was dropped laborious and was pressured to rally because the combat performed out to cease Liam Wilson (11-2, 7 KOs) within the ninth spherical.
Wilson was in a position to maintain his personal within the first two rounds, with each boxers touchdown punches. After a gradual begin within the first, Navarrete picked up the tempo and commenced to land extra usually within the second.
Within the fourth spherical, Wilson shocked everybody when he landed a number of laborious punches and dropped Navarrete laborious. Navarrete received again to his ft in deep trouble, however there wasn’t sufficient time to complete him off.
Wilson managed the majority of the fifth, however Navarrete got here again on the finish of the spherical. Each had been swinging laborious within the sixth. Navarrete was ripping the physique with laborious hooks. As they had been exchanging hooks, Wilson badly rocked Navarrete one once more with an enormous proper hook, however as soon as once more time ran out as he was firing with pictures to comply with up.
Through the seventh, Navarrete was in a position to work his method again to bloody the nostril of Wilson with laborious pictures. Within the eight, Navarrete was going after Wilson with huge pictures to the top and physique. The ninth spherical noticed Navarrete land an enormous hook for a knockdown initially. Wilson received up, with Navarrete going after him with heavy pictures and ultimately wore him down with punches to pressure the stoppage.
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