By Brian Webber: Emanuel Navarrete & 2016 Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceicao are in talks to battle on the undercard of the Shakur Stevenson vs. Edwin De Los Santos card on November sixteenth in Las Vegas.
Salvador Martinez of ESPN Knockout experiences the information of the battle between WBO tremendous featherweight champion Navarrete (38-1, 31 KOs) and the Brazilian Conceicao (17-2, 8 KO) being in talks.
Boxing followers would like to see High Rank take some possibilities with Navarrete by throwing him in with Shakur or Robeisy Ramirez. It’s not fairly as fascinating that Navarrete can be preventing Conceicao, who’s getting up there at age 34 and has losses to Oscar Valdez and Shakur.
Navarrete is coming off his career-best win over Oscar Valdez final August, successful a one-sided twelve spherical unanimous determination. That was a dominating efficiency by Navarrete, utilizing his lengthy attain and excessive work price to dominate Valdez.
It’s unclear if the Navarrete-Conceicao battle, if it will get made, is positioned within the co-feature spot on the Stevenson-De Los Santos card by High Rank as a result of promoter Bob Arum stays heavyweight Jared Anderson can be preventing on the cardboard, and he’s been headlining recently.
It’s tough to know whether or not Arum will bury Anderson on the cardboard as a result of he’s making an attempt to show him right into a star, and he doesn’t have lots of time to try this as a result of the 23-year-old plans on retiring by his twenty seventh birthday.
Conceicao can be turning 35 subsequent month in October and is coming off a second spherical no contest towards Nicolas Polanco final June. In that battle, Polanco collapsed to the canvas after a conflict of heads in spherical two and staggered across the ring after he received again up. In between rounds, the battle was halted.
Final yr in September, Conceicao misplaced a one-sided twelve-round unanimous determination towards Shakur in September 2022. Shakur had missed weight and misplaced his WBO 130-lb title.
Preventing Conceicao would have made sense for Navarrete earlier than he was overwhelmed by Valdez & Stevenson, however not now. High Rank can do higher than this for Navarrete. I imply, if that is the most effective that they’ll do for Navarrete, then you may perceive it. Nevertheless, there’s nonetheless lots of time for them to seek out higher opposition.
Navarrete is an efficient fighter, however High Rank must match him towards some fighters that might probably beat him, like Robeisy, Shakur, Vasily Lomchenko, Raymond Muratalla, William Zepeda, or Frank Martin.
Shakur Stevenson 🇺🇸vs Edwin de los Santos 🇩🇴
Emanuel ‘Vaquero’ Navarrete 🇲🇽 vs Robson Conceição 🇧🇷 (not signed… in superior talks) https://t.co/m2pt1sQmC1
— Salvador Rodriguez (@ChavaESPN) September 15, 2023