Why do they call Emmanuel Navarrete Vaquero?


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Why do they call Emmanuel Navarrete Vaquero?

Emanuel ‘Vaquero’ Navarrete He is a Mexican boxer who gradually made his way into professional boxing. Very few know who gave the nickname ‘Cowboy’ to Emanuel Navarrete, the current WBO Featherweight Champion.

Vaquero Navarrete began his professional boxing career in 2012, after six years he won the WBO junior featherweight title, then won the WBO featherweight belt.

Who used the nickname ‘Vaquero’ to Emanuel Navarrete?

The boxer is originally from San Juan Zitlaltepec, State of Mexico, his entire family is dedicated to construction and some others to boxing. He himself comments that the nickname ‘Vaquero’ was given by his uncle and also a former coach, Pedro Navarrete.

Photo: Vaquero Navarrete.

He explains that with his uncle they joked about living in a town, they were far from the city, they had to take care of cows. The nickname was passed by several relatives, first by Pedro Sr. then to Pedro Jr. by Jhonny, until it reached Emanuel and has been his hallmark throughout his career.

Emanuel does not mind that he is called ‘Cowboy’ Family nickname that refers to his life in his village, where he worked in construction.

Vaquero Navarrete already knows what it’s like to be the WBO June Featherweight Champion, but now he defends the WBO Featherweight belt.

Emanuel Navarrete next fight

Vaquero Navarrete will face Joet González next Friday, October 15 at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. The fight is agreed to 12 rounds and the Mexican championship is at stake.

The live broadcast of the fight can be enjoyed through ESPN KnockOut and on its STAR + platform, at the following times:

  • Mexico: 22:00 hours (CDMX)
  • Peru: 22:00 hours
  • USA: 8:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm PT.

The fight can also be seen on TV Azteca, but until Saturday October 16 on Box Azteca.

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