Oscar Valdez vs Emanuel Navarrete Seems Next

Emanuel Navarrete and Oscar Valdez seem to be on a crash course for each other. 

Navarrete left more questions than answers after his performance on Friday night as he got up from a knockdown to win his third world title in his third weight class, this time at his highest weight of 130 lbs. 

“A lot of mixed emotions for me tonight,” Valdez said when speaking to ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna. “Obviously, we wanted Vaquero to win. We wanted the belts to stay in Mexico. Now we can make this fight. Hopefully we can make it later this year.”

For Valdez, he was originally set to face Navarrete on February 3rd, but an injury pulled him from the bout, allowing Liam Wilson the chance to fight for his first world title. 

“Hopefully we can come back to Arizona and make this fight happen,” furthered Valdez. “We want another Marco Antonio Barrera-Erik Morales type fight. I think our styles can make that happen. We can do it here in Arizona or anywhere in the world.”