Top Rank Boxing on ESPN presented by AutoZone: Emanuel Navarrete vs. Liam Wilson takes place at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona on Friday, February 3, and will be shown on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ live stream.
Two-division world champion Emanuel Navarrete (36-1, 30 KOs) of Mexico and top contender Liam Wilson (11-1, 7 KOs) of Australia will battle it out in the main event for the vacant WBO junior lightweight world title.
Navarrete is a hard hitter with 30 of his 36 wins coming via knockout, he holds titles at 122-lbs and 126-lbs, tonight he will go for his third weight division title.
Wilson has never tasted championship gold, but with only a dozen fights to his resume he is relatively young in the professional ranks, compared to Navarrete who has well over 30 bouts and championship experience.
This will be a big moment for Wilson entering as an underdog if he can upset Navarrete and become a world champion. Navarrete isn’t overlooking the Australian and will aim to put on a dominant performance either by knockout or decision.
Nico Ali Walsh will also see some action on the card and hope to continue his rise in the middleweight division. The Co-main event features undefeated Arnold Barboza Jr. from South El Monte, California going up against former two-division champion Jose Pedraza of Puerto Rico in a 140-lbs 10-rounder.
Junior Lightweight Championship – Emanuel Navarrete vs. Liam Wilson (Vacant WBO title)
Junior Welterweight – Arnold Barboza Jr vs. Jose Pedraza
Heavyweight – Richard Torrez Jr vs. James Bryant
Junior Lightweight – Andres Cortes vs. Luis Melendez
Middleweight – Nico Ali Walsh vs. Eduardo Ayala
Junior Welterweight – Lindolfo Delgado vs. Clarence Booth
Lightweight – Emiliano Vargas vs. Francisco Duque
Event: WBO Junior Lightweight Championship: Emanuel Navarrete vs. Liam Wilson
Venue: Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona
Promotions: Top Rank
Date and Time: Friday, February 3, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM PT
TV / Live Stream: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+