Navarrete Train Keeps Rolling Along
By William Trillo
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Like a locomotive heading downhill Featherweight Emanuel
Navarrete (32-1, 28 KO’s) steamrolled Uriel Lopez
(13-14-1, 6 KO’s). As per usual Navarrete started slowly
but with each and every passing round he would keep
turning up the heat.
Lopez must have thought he was trying to stop an out of
control freight train by round six. After an onslaught
of punches Lopez fell to his knees. When he arose the
ref took one look at the fallen foe and called an end to
the carnage at the 2:22 mark.
After the bout Navarette stated, "I have the utmost
respect for Uriel Lopez. He put forth a courageous
effort, but I was coming to win by knockout. I want to
unify titles, but if nobody accepts my challenge, I'll
move up to featherweight."
Featherweight Carlos Ornelas (25-3, 14 KO’s) found out
why they call Edwin Palomares (13-3-1, 4 KO’s) “The
Octopus”. On paper this one looked like a sure win for
Ornelas, but that’s why they make ‘em fight.
Like a fighter with eight arms Palomares was nonstop
punching until and exhausted Orenelas collapsed to a
knee at the 2:23 mark of the fifth round. Moments later
the corner threw in the towel and Palomares took the
upset win of the night.
Featherweight Sergio Alfredo Chirino Sanchez (15-1, 8
KO’s) threw a left uppercut that hit the chin of Gustavo
Alan Pina (8-3, 5 KO’s) at the start of round two and
that was all she wrote. No need to count here; Sanchez
KO’d Pina cold at the 6 second mark of round two.
Flyweights Ivan Armando Garcia Carrillo (5-0, 3 KO’s)
and Roberto Palomares (5-4-1, 1 KO) opened the ESPN
broadcast with an evenly matched 6 round battle. Neither
man really looked like they felt comfortable in the ring
until about the fourth round. At best this was a
tentative fight by both men. Final scores of 59-55
across the board helped Garcia Carillo keep his perfect