Three-division world champion Emanuel Navarrete defends his WBO world super-featherweight title against Robson Conceicao in Las Vegas.
Navarrete produced what was arguably the best performance of his career when defeating Oscar Valdez in August and it’s no surprise to see the Mexican as the red-hot favorite for the Conceicao clash.
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming contest.
The contest will take place on Thursday, November 16th, 2023. It’s just a three month break for Navarrete, who was last seen beating Valdez in August, while Conceicao was last out in June.
The event starts at 10:30 PM ET, with the exact time for the Emanuel Navarrete v Robson Conceicao fight depending on the duration of previous undercard bouts.
The bout will be held in the boxing hotbed of Las Vegas. The T-Mobile Arena has hosted some of the sport’s biggest contests in recent years. All three fights in the Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin trilogy took place on the strip and Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor clashed at the venue.
The final of three contests between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder was held at the Vegas setting and the T-Mobile Arena has become synonymous with the sport of boxing.
The fight will be shown live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The bout will be available in over 200 countries and can be viewed on a myriad of devices.
Navarrete is an elite-level fighter and the Mexican is the -1000 favorite for the Las Vegas battle.
Vaquero has lost only one of his 39 professional bouts, that was in the formative stages of 28-year-old’s career, and the Mexican comes into this fight on the back of one of his best performances.
Conceicao joined the paid ranks late in his career, after winning a gold medal in the Olympics.
The Brazilian has attempted to make swift moves to the top level of the sport, but Nino has come up short and it’s +600 that the 35-year-old pulls off a major shock in Vegas.
Navarrete collected the vacant WBO world super-featherweight when beating Liam Wilson in February, the Mexican successfully defended that title against Valdez in August and that belt will once again be on the line in Las Vegas.
Navarrete is a three-division world champion, having worn crowns in the super-bantam, feather and super-featherweight classes and Conceicao is an Olympic gold medalist and two-time world title challenger.
The Mexican is an elite-level operator that has lost only one of his 39 career bouts. That defeat came way back in 2012 and Navarrete has since gone on to win three world titles.
The haul started in the super-bantamweight division, where Vaquero got the better of Isaac Dogboe to take the WBO crown.
The 28-year-old captured the WBO featherweight crown when taking care of Ruben Villa in 2020.
Navarrete won the vacant WBO super-featherweight strap when beating Wilson earlier this year and the Mexican made an excellent first defense of that title against Valdez in August.
The 28-year-old has carried his power up the weight classes and 31 of his 38 victories have come by stoppage.
Conceicao’s professional record is limited to just 19 bouts after a long spell in the amaetur ranks.
Nino was good enough to win a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 35-year-old is a gifted fighter.
The Brazilian came up short against Shakur Stevenson and Valdez, but Nino went the distance with both of those boxers and he was certainly not beaten up.
Conceicao has won eight of his 19 pro bouts by stoppage.