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Emanuel Navarrete vs. Francisco De Vaca: How to watch

WBO junior featherweight titleholder Emanuel Navarrete defends his title against Francisco De Vaca on Saturday. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBO junior featherweight titleholder Emanuel Navarrete put his belt on the line against Francisco De Vaca in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing card Saturday night at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The fight will air live on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET, with undercard bouts also on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Navarrete (27-1, 23 KOs) won the WBO 122-pound title with a unanimous decision victory over Isaac Dogboe in December. Five months later in May, Navarrete dropped Dogboe twice in the rematch for a TKO victory in Round 12 to defend his title.

Navarrete, 24, of Mexico, has won 22 straight fights (18 by stoppage) since suffering the only loss of his career, a unanimous decision in four rounds to Daniel Argueta in 2012.

De Vaca (20-0, 6 KOs) defeated Ernesto Guerrero in a one-sided unanimous decision victory at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, in February.

De Vaca, 24, of Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico, has fought 18 of his 20 fights in Phoenix, where he resides.

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ESPN boxing commentators Joe Tessitore and Mark Kriegel, along with former world champions Andre Ward and Timothy Bradley Jr. and reporter Bernardo Osuna, will call the fight from ringside.


Where can I watch the Navarrete-Vaca fight card on Saturday?

The Navarrete-Vaca fight broadcast on ESPN will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday. The main card includes former junior featherweight world titleholder Jessie Magdaleno in a 10-round featherweight bout against Rafael Rivera.

Watch the main event live on ESPN+ on the ESPN App

The undercard begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

The undercard includes:

  • Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Jorge Luis Rodriguez, 10 rounds, junior welterweight

  • Chris van Heerden vs. Aslanbek Kozaev, 10 rounds, welterweights

  • Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Stuart McLellan, 10 rounds, middleweights

  • Brian Mendoza vs. Larry Gomez, 8 rounds, welterweights

  • Javier Molina vs. Manuel Mendez, 8 rounds, junior welterweights

  • Dmitry Yum vs. Javier Martinez, 6 rounds, lightweights

  • Elvis Rodriguez vs. Jesus Gonzalez, 6 rounds, junior welterweights