Emanuel Navarrete and Liam Wilson headlined a Top Rank Boxing event in Glendale, AZ, on February 3, 2023. The fight was for the vacant WBO Super Featherweight Championship, which Shakur Stevenson vacated last year.
Emanuel Navarrete returned to action for the first time since beating Eduardo Baez in August 2022. Before that, he defeated Christopher Diaz and Joet Gonzalez in 2021. Liam Wilson suffered his first loss to Joe Noynay in 2021 but bounced back with wins over Joe Noynay and Matias Carlos in 2022.
Richard Torrez Jr featured in his 5th professional bout as he faced James Bryant. Torrez Jr. has had all his 4 professional bouts so far in 2022, all of which he won via knockouts. Bryant was coming off a loss against Sonny Conto in October 2022.
Jose Pedraza faced Arnold Barboza Jr. to complete the main card in a bout for WBO Intercontinental title. Nico Ali Walsh faced Eduardo Ayala in a middleweight bout. The event started at 7:15 PM ET on ESPN+ streaming with prelims, and the main card started at 10 PM ET.
Check below for results from Emanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson boxing event with a complete fight card and more details.
- Emiliano Fernando Vargas def. Francisco Duque via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36) – 4 Rounds, Lightweight Bout
- Lindolfo Delgado def. Clarence Booth via unanimous decision – 8 Rounds, Junior Welterweight Bout
- Nico Ali Walsh def. Eduardo Ayala via unanimous decision (60-53, 59-54, 59-54) – 6 Rounds, Middleweight Bout
- Andres Cortes def. Luis Melendez via unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90) – 10 Rounds, Junior Lightweight Bout
- Richard Torrez Jr def. James Bryant via KO in round 1 – 6 Rounds, Heavyweight Bout
- Arnold Barboza Jr def. Jose Pedraza via unanimous decision (96-94, 97-93, 96-94) – 10 Rounds, WBO Intercontinental Championship Bout
- Main Event: Emanuel Navarrete def. Liam Wilson via TKO at 1:57 of round 9 – 12 Rounds, Vacant WBO Junior Lightweight Championship Bout