It is a a lot better matchup for Gonzalez than Shakur Stevenson was, but it surely’s nonetheless not a terrific matchup for Gonzalez. I simply don’t suppose he can beat Navarrete, however I’ve been wronger about issues. The issue is that even when Navarrete will get hit, he takes it effectively, and he offers again extra in return, utilizing his lengthy attain successfully and doing constant harm all through fights. Gonzalez is finest when he’s capable of strain, and he’ll completely have to try this to win this battle or also have a likelihood. The issue then turns into that Navarrete remains to be a extremely good fighter within the pocket.
I believe we’re going to get a rattling good battle right here, however I don’t understand how aggressive it’s going to look after 4 or 5 rounds. Navarrete TKO-11
With as a lot as I respect Joet Gonzalez for being an expert fighter in an unforgiving sport, I’m simply having a tough time seeing how he’s going to take a win on this battle. I imply, hey, if he couldn’t even stand up for his battle towards Shakur Stevenson in a real unhealthy blood matchup, I simply don’t suppose he’s obtained what it takes to compete on the higher ranges of the game. Make no mistake, I’m not taking away from Stevenson’s gifted skills which have been clearly an excessive amount of for Gonzalez to deal with, but when there was a battle Gonzalez actually wished to win, that was it, and he obtained fully washed.
As for Navarrete, he’s a reputable world titleholder who isn’t as slick as Stevenson however nonetheless a really effectively rounded fighter total and only a class above Gonzalez. I don’t anticipate this battle to be as almost one-sided because it was when Gonzalez fought Stevenson, however I believe he nonetheless loses a transparent determination over the space. Navarrete UD-12
Patrick L. Stumberg
Typically talking, making an attempt to strain Emanuel Navarrete isn’t a nasty plan; he’s at his finest when he can dictate the tempo, keep cellular, and abuse these freakishly lengthy limbs of his. Somebody with Gonzalez’s dedication to ahead motion and nasty infighting is ostensibly the appropriate man for the job. It’s the execution that figures to sink him, a lot because it did towards Shakur Stevenson. Whereas he’s obtained a stable jab, he hasn’t gotten over his tendency to simply climate incoming hearth with a excessive guard and wait his flip earlier than firing again. That’s all effectively and good towards guys like Miguel Marriaga, who ultimately wilt, however giving an offensive monster like Navarrete free reign to let his offense go is a dying sentence.
Gonzalez has the instruments to win a telephone sales space battle, however not the instruments to pressure one towards a rangier, extra versatile slugger. Navarrate’s offbeat combos, glorious motor, and uncooked firepower carry him to a snug determination as Gonzalez tries to attend out an unceasing storm. Navarrete UD-12