Undefeated Navarro Ready To Fight Veteran Prescott At
"Rumble At The Rock V" May 10
Undefeated Cuban welterweight Livan “Machine Gun Kid”
Navarro says he’s becoming an animal before his fight and is
ready to add long-time gatekeeper Breidis Prescott to his
list of conquests.
Miami via Havana’s Navarro (10-0, 7 KOs) and Miami via
Barranquilla, Colombia’s Prescott (31-16, 22 KOs) will meet
in the 10-round co-main event of the fifth installment of
the popular Rumble at the Rock series “Night of the
Undefeated” on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Event
Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood,
In the 10-round main event, streaking undefeated, WBA No.
7-rated featherweight contender Hairon “El Maja” Socarras
(21-0-3, 13 KOs) of Miami via Marianao, Cuba, will be
looking for his second victory this year by taking on
hardened veteran Glenn Porras (32-8, 20 KOs) of M'lang,
“I’m just an animal when it gets close to fight time,” said
Navarro. “I hate losing in anything I do. I become this
beast that can never lose, so I’ll never know what defeat
A former heavily decorated amateur who finished at 306-20
against strong Cuban and international competition, Navarro
is working hard at Caicedo Sports Training Center with
trainer Herman Caicedo. The 28-year-old known as “Machine
Gun Kid” has stopped seven of his last eight professional
“Herman makes sure I’m always ready to step up and win at
all costs,” said Navarro. “We work harder than anybody else
so that no one can last. I bring too much aggression and
throw too many punches. My opponents wear down eventually.”
“He is a former world champion with power in both hands,”
said Navarro of Prescott, “I’m as well prepared for him as I
am for everyone I fight. I just hope he’s prepared for me,
otherwise it’ll be a short fight.”
Navarro says he trusts his team of Caicedo, manager Jay
Jimenez and promoter Kris Lawrence of The Heavyweight
Factory that they will get him the fights he needs to
develop and climb to the top of the 147-lb division.
“They guide me because they know the business side of
boxing,” said Navarro. “I’m the fighter, they’re the
thinkers. I’m in their hands. I know I will eventually have
the chances I need to showcase my skills and prove I can
fight with the best out there. I will make my whole team
proud one day.”
Also in action, undefeated 20-year-old Hawaiian Logan “The
Korican Kid” Yoon (15-0, 12 KOs) will face Denver’s Robert
Frankel (37-20-1, 8 KOs) in a super lightweight
eight-rounder. Before suffering an injury last year, Yoon
had already attained a world ranking. This will be his first
fight this year.
In a “can’t miss” crowd pleaser, Cuban super middleweight
Irosvani Duvergel (5-0, 3 KOs) will face power puncher
Lorawnt T Nelson (5-2, 4 KOs) of Colorado.
Making his second cruiserweight battle, fan favorite “Bad”
Blake Davis (1-0) from Cooper City, Fla., will look to
thrill fans when he faces Quintell Thompson (2-7-1, 2 KOs)
of Columbia, Mo., over four rounds.
Rumble at the Rock V is presented by Kris Lawrence and The
Heavyweight Factory. On fight night, the Hard Rock Event
Center doors open at 6 p.m., and the action starts at 7 p.m.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is located at 1
Seminole Way in Hollywood, Fla.