Emanuel Navarrete doesn’t do boring fights. He’s an all-action, high-octane attacker.
That method has seen him beat Oscar Valdez, stay undefeated for greater than a decade and, he hopes, will in the end result in a showdown with American star Shakur Stevenson.
WBO super-featherweight Navarrete packing containers Robson Conceicao in Las Vegas, on the identical invoice as Stevenson, reside on Sky Sports activities within the early hours of Friday morning.
Navarrete is already a three-weight world champion and he plans to proceed his vastly spectacular successful streak in opposition to Brazilian Olympic gold medallist Conceicao.
He places a lot of his success all the way down to a “bizarre type” of boxing.
“Everyone knows it is a bizarre type, it is unusual seeing a fighter throw irregular punches from completely different angles,” the Mexican advised Sky Sports activities.
“But it surely has labored properly for me. It has been very beneficiant to me and it has helped me rather a lot and it has been basic to successful fights as a result of my opponents do not know how one can determine it out.
“There are elements of my type that I can not clarify how they’ve labored for me or how I have been in a position to do issues and opponents are stunned by it as a result of they cannot comprehend how I did that transfer, how I threw this punch, how I shifted this fashion and all that.”
His confidence is excessive after a career-best victory over Oscar Valdez final trip. As satisfying as all his victories have been for him, beating his Mexican rival “did go away a distinct style”.
“Due to all that it represented – the rivalry between Mexicans, all the things that got here with the battle, left me with happiness that I used to be in a position to battle him and overcome a Valdez that actually got here with a number of want, a number of momentum, gave me a number of satisfaction. Perhaps additional satisfaction,” Navarrete mentioned.
“It helped me as a result of it opened new panoramas in my profession. Good issues are coming and I believe the battle in opposition to Valdez influenced this stuff.”
Conceicao, who gave Valdez all types of issues in a contentious 2021 defeat, may very well be an excellent harder opponent for the defending WBO super-featherweight champion.
“It is troublesome to battle in opposition to an Olympic type like that, the form of character of Robson Conceicao,” Navarrete mentioned.
“We will must work on closing the exits and forcing him to battle. That is what I believe I’ll must do, nevertheless if he comes out to brawl, that is going to provide us a bonus.”
Shakur Stevenson, who fights for the WBC light-weight title in opposition to Edwin De Los Santos on the identical invoice on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, has overwhelmed each Valdez and Conceicao beforehand.
Navarrete wish to pursue a championship in a fourth weight division and in the end tackle Stevenson.
“I have been specializing in unifying on this division,” the Mexican mentioned. “It is the right division to unify.
“I’ll proceed doing fights and making a legacy at 130lbs after which after that I’ll transfer up in weight and attempt to win one other title.
“Shakur might be a great battle. Personally I believe it is going to be a troublesome battle due to all the things that Shakur represents. He has an Olympic type, he is elusive. He is very sturdy. He is by no means been damage, nobody has ever seen him damage in order that’s going to be an enormous issue. Then with me combating him it’s going to be very fascinating.
“We’ll have to attend and see how issues occur after this battle that I’ve and we’ll see what the subsequent yr holds for me.”
Watch Emanuel Navarrete and Shakur Stevenson in a world championship double-header from 1.30am on Friday morning reside on Sky Sports activities Area.