Bob arum, President of Top rank, assured that the next defense of the super feather belt of the CMB from Oscar Valdez will be against Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete.
“Oscar Valdez will defend the title against Emanuel Navarrete, in accordance with Bob arum”Wrote the journalist Michael Benson from talkSPORT. “He added that he wants to carry out Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Shakur stevenson”.
Oscar Valdez will defend his WBC super-featherweight title against Emanuel Navarrete next, according to Bob Arum. He added that he wants to make Vasyl Lomachenko vs Shakur Stevenson.
– Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 19, 2021
This confirmation comes after weeks of speculation about the 130-pound split.
Shakur became a two-time world champion on October 23 this year, after defeating by knockout Jamel herring in the tenth round, to remove the belt from the OMB.
Since that time, he challenged the Sonoran to unify both belts. Both are signed by Top rank. Oscar said he was open to unification, but plans to Arum Are others.
For its part, Navarrete cowboy made the second defense of the featherweight championship of the OMB against Joet gonzalez, October 15.
After that fight, he left the door open to climb to 130 pounds to challenge Oscar Valdez.
However, yesterday Friday, November 19 Emanuel published a statement in his Instagram assuring that he was a free agent, so he was looking for a new promoter. Subsequently, Zanfer Promotions published that he still has a multi-year contract.
The path of Óscar Valdez and Vaquero Navarrete
Secondly, Oscar made the first defense of the championship CMB super featherweight on September 10 against Robson Conceicao.
The Sonoran won by unanimous decision by cards of 117-110, 115-112 and 115-112. The result caused a lot of controversy, but Oscar considered that he did everything possible to propose and criticized the Brazilian for running for most of the contest.
Since then he has participated as an analyst in Box Azteca for the unification fight between Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Caleb Plant. He also traveled to the Mexico City, where he toured with the media.