Navarrete vs Villa Info
Emanuel Navarrete will take on Ruben Villa on Friday 9th October 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest is for the vacant WBO featherweight championship of the world.
Navarrete vs Villa stats
Emanuel Navarrete steps into the ring with a record of 31 wins and 1 loss, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ruben Villa will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins, with 5 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Navarrete has a massive power advantage over Villa, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Villa's 28%.
Emanuel Navarrete is the older man by 2 years, at 25 years old.
Navarrete has a height advantage of 1 inch over Villa.
Emanuel Navarrete fights out of the orthodox stance, while Ruben Villa is a southpaw.
Navarrete is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 5 months earlier than Villa, who’s first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 36 more professional rounds, 147 to Villa's 111.
Emanuel Navarrete goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 126lb division.
Ruben Villa is currently ranked number 2 by the WBO, 13 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 126lb division.
Navarrete vs Villa form
Emanuel Navarrete has stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Victor Uriel Lopez on 20th June 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had beat 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before that, he had beat Juan Miguel Elorde on 14th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Francisco De Vaca on 17th August 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Banc of California Stadium, California.
Villa remains undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight, he won against Alexei Collado on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hirsch Coliseum, Louisiana, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jose Enrique Durantes Vivas on 20th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at La Hacienda Event Center, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Luis Alberto Lopez on 10th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Omega Products International, California.
Before that, he had beat Ruben Cervera on 11th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at StageWorks, Louisiana.
He had won against Miguel Carrizoza on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Salinas Storm House, California.
In terms of recent activity, Emanuel Navarrete has been fighting more than Ruben Villa.
Emanuel Navarrete last fought 3 months and 3 days ago, while Ruben Villa's last outing was 7 months and 23 days ago.
Navarrete's last 5 fights have come over a period of 10 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Villa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 3 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time does Navarrete vs Villa start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which is around 4:00 am BST in the UK.
Who is showing Navarrete vs Villa?
Navarrete vs Villa will be broadcast on ESPN+ in the US, while the fight will be broadcast in the United Kingdom by Fite.tv.
How do you stream Navarrete vs Villa?
In the US you can stream Navarrete vs Villa via the ESPN+ app. This is a standalone service from regular ESPN, so you don’t need to be an existing TV subscriber. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others. It also has a 7-day free trial.
7 days of ESPN+ is free, while 1 month costs $5.99.
TopRank are currently offering streaming of their fights and cards like Navarrete vs Villa in a monthly subscription to UK boxing fans, via Fite.TV. You’ll get live access to all their cards, as well as their massive back catalogue of classic fights. However, you can purchase individual cards. As well as watching on your Smart TV, Phone or Desktop PC, they have an app available on Roku, Xbox, Chromecast and Apple TV.
1 month of Fite.Tv – TopRank Subscription is $4.99, while The whole event costs $9.99.