Navarrete-Wilson, Jose Pedraza-Arnold Barboza Jr. junior welterweight co-feature and heavyweight Olympic silver medalist Richard Torrez Jr. headline Friday fight night LIVE from Glendale, Arizona, on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST
Undefeated stars Nico Ali Walsh and Emiliano Fernando Vargas will see action on the ESPN+-streamed undercard
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 20, 2022) — A new junior lightweight king will be crowned in the desert.
Mexican star Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete and Australian contender Liam Wilson will fight for the vacant WBO junior lightweight world title Friday, Feb. 3, at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Navarrete, the reigning WBO featherweight world champion, hopes to become the 10th Mexican-born boxer to win world titles in three weight divisions.
Junior welterweight contenders collide in the 10-round co-feature as Arnold Barboza Jr. hopes to earn a career-best victory against Jose “Sniper” Pedraza, a former two-weight world champion from Cidra, Puerto Rico.
Navarrete-Wilson, Pedraza-Barboza, and the return of U.S. Olympic silver medalist Richard Torrez Jr. in a six-round heavyweight special feature will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST.