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Emanuel Navarrete vs. Denys Berinchyk: Tale of the Tape

This title matchup will see Emanuel Navarrete and Denys Berinchyk square off on May 18 at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California and can be watched on ESPN or streamed on ESPN+. 

Here is everything you need to know about this highly anticipated title fight.

Fighter Bio

Emanuel Navarrete

Denys Berinchyk








Vaquero (Cowboy)

The Lion


5’ 7”

5’ 7”





Flyweight, Super Bantamweight, Featherweight, Super Featherweight



Pedro Moran

Egor Golub




Last Fight:

Draw against Robson Conceicao on November 16th, 2023

Win against Anthony Yigit by unanimous decision on August 26th, 2023

Emanuel Navarrete Profile

Emanuel Navarrete comes into this fight with a professional boxing record of 38-1-1. Navarrete amassed an amateur boxing record of 108-7 before going professional in 2012, starting his pro career 5-0 before losing his first fight in July of 2012 to Daniel Argueta.

Following that loss, Navarrete has since won 33 fights in a row, ranging from December 2012 to August 2023. Navarrete has won a total of 31 times by knockout and seven times by decision.

Over the course of his professional career, Navarrete has won titles in three different weight divisions. The first was the WBO Junior Featherweight title which he won in December of 2018, making five title defenses.

He then moved up to the Featherweight division, winning the WBO Featherweight title in October of 2020.

He made three title defenses of this title before once again moving up in weight, this time the Junior Lightweight division. Navarrete then won the WBO Junior Lightweight title in February of 2023, making two title defenses, the most recent being in November of 2023 when he retained his title due to a draw against Robson Conceicao.

Now Navarrete will step up in weight class again, this time to the Lightweight division as he aims to claim his fourth different title in as many divisions.



Punch Volume

Vulnerable to knockdowns


Can be reckless

Aggressive style

Technical skills

Denys Berinchyk Profile

Denys Berinchyk was an amateur standout, winning the silver medal in the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships, as well as the silver medal in the 2012 Olympics. He comes into this fight with a professional boxing record of 18-0.

The Lion turned professional in August of 2015, and has never lost in the paid ranks, with an even split of nine victories by knockout and nine by decision.

He has won three different titles in his professional career, the first being the WBO Oriental Lightweight title in December of 2017.

With this title, he made one title defense before winning the WBO International Lightweight title in December of 2018.

He has made a total of nine title defenses of this belt, including his most recent fight against Anthony Yigit, a win by unanimous decision in August of 2023.

Berinchyk also won the European Lightweight title in December of 2023, and will now aim to win the WBO Lightweight title in this fight against Emanuel Navarrete.





Fights at a high pace

Lack of fights

Good technique

High pace can leave him open

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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