Belts on The Line
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Who won Navarrete vs Gonzalez?
Emanuel Navarrete beat Joet Gonzalez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 15th October 2021 at Pechanga Arena in California.
The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of winner Emanuel Navarrete.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the WBO featherweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Santillan vs Ruiz.
Navarrete vs Gonzalez stats
Emanuel Navarrete stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joet Gonzalez made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Navarrete had a large advantage in power over Gonzalez, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Gonzalez's 58%.
Emanuel Navarrete was the younger man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
Navarrete had a height advantage of 1 inch over Gonzalez.
Both Emanuel Navarrete & Joet Gonzalez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Navarrete was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 months earlier than Gonzalez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 48 more professional rounds, 189 to Gonzalez's 141.
Joet Gonzalez was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 126lb division.
Navarrete vs Gonzalez form
Navarrete had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Christopher Diaz on 24th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ruben Villa on 9th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Victor Uriel Lopez on 20th June 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Before that, he had won against Jeo Santisima on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Francisco Horta on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Auditorio GNP Seguros, Puebla, Mexico.
Joet Gonzalez had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Shakur Stevenson on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Manuel Avila on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 6th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rodrigo Guerrero on 30th March 2019 by knockout at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Before that, he had defeated Javier Gallo on 8th December 2018 by knockout at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Hehad beat Rolando Magbanua on 22nd March 2018 by knockout at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Emanuel Navarrete had been fighting more than Joet Gonzalez.
Going to this contest, Emanuel Navarrete had last fought 9 months and 4 days ago, while Joet Gonzalez's last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 2 days ago.
Navarrete's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Gonzalez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Navarrete vs Gonzalez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Pechanga Arena, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Navarrete vs Gonzalez?
Emanuel Navarrete was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Joet Gonzalez made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.