Navarrete Unsure On Future After Friday Title Fight

Emanuel Navarrete will battle to win his third world title on Friday. If success, Navarrete will hold the WBO featherweight and super featherweight titles concurrently, as well as be in the rarified air in which the WBO presents him with a special ring for being a three-division WBO champion.

Yet Navarrete is undecided on what will happen after this fight.

“I’m still undecided on what we’re going to do after this fight,” Navarrete said when speaking to Jake Donovan of “Before my last fight, we decided that if I can’t get a unification at featherweight that we would look at winning a world title at 130.”

Then a mega-fight between Navarrete and Oscar Valdez popped up only for Valdez to withdraw with an injury, and Liam Wilson replace him. 

“This opportunity presented itself so we are taking it but I also [place extreme emphasis] that I wanted to keep my featherweight title and see what happens in this fight,” said Navarette. "God willing we get the win and become WBOchampion, then we will decide whether to stay and defend that title or give it up and return to 126 where I am still the champion.”