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Navarrete, Magdaleno Ready To Fight For Stevenson's Vacant Belt

Given the recent confirmation that Shakur Stevenson will move up to 130-pounds and vacate the World Boxing Organization featherweight championship, there are already two fighters who are highly interested in fighting for the vacant belt.

Top Rank reached out to Emanuel 'Vaquero' Navarrete and Jessie Magdaleno - and both boxers expressed their interest in fighting for the vacant belt, according to ESPN Deportes.

Navarrete is the WBO's world champion at super bantamweight.

Pursuant to the WBO's rules, if a world champion decides to move up in weight then they would automatically become the mandatory challenger in the new division.

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Magdaleno is ranked at fourth, with Ruben Villa at number two and Michael Conlan at number one.

Logically, it should be Conlan and Villa fighting for the vacant belt.

But, if Navarrete moves forward with his plan to move up in weight then he would fall in line to face Conlan.

Everything depends on the availability of Conlan and Villa.

Navarrete is riding successful super bantamweight campaign after successfully defending his title five times after capturing the belt from Isaac Dogboe in December 2018 - and it was Dogboe who dethroned Magdaleno for the title.

The Mexican slugger tested the featherweight waters last month when he picked up a stay-busy win in Mexico.

Magdaleno, meanwhile, was also in the ring last month when he picked up a disqualification victory over Yenifel Vicente at the MGM Grand's Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Afterwards, he expressed his desire to get a crack at Stevenson's WBO belt.

And given the high possibility that Navarrete will vacate the super bantamweight crown, it would likely create a scenario where Stephen Fulton and Angelo Leo collide for the vacant championship in August.

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Comment by _Rexy_ on 07-12-2020

[QUOTE=Phill lynott;20653950]Might want to go back and do your homework. Study a little or maybe think for yourself. If possible. But if you are like many others who belive in the latest hype jobs then nevermind.[/QUOTE] Zurdo is nothing special.…

Comment by Phill lynott on 07-12-2020

[QUOTE=Dasmius Shinobi;20652335]Is a shame that Emmanuel Navarrete never did a unification. Maybe we can point fingers to Covid-19 in part. Hope he have success in his new endeavor. :boxing:[/QUOTE] Agree. I think Arum wanted to use him on cards more…

Comment by Phill lynott on 07-12-2020

[QUOTE=Mammoth;20652392]Looking at the rankings that makes no sense but they are Bob's belts so he can do what he wants I guess[/QUOTE] He does do what he wants and fools accept the nonsense to be true. I guess it's easier…

Comment by Phill lynott on 07-12-2020

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20652419]Zurdo wasn't dominating **** at 168. He looked like garbage against Hart twice after beating a bunch of club guys.[/QUOTE] Might want to go back and do your homework. Study a little or maybe think for yourself. If possible. But…

Comment by Satir on 07-11-2020

there is no real competition left after Russel jr, Leo SC and Shakur moved up, with his 72" reach Navarrete will become the man of the division

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