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Navarette Defends World Featherweight Crown & Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep. 38)

On the latest edition of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast preview show, host T.J. Rives is back with Sr. Writer of, Marquis Johns, to get ready for the Top Rank Boxing/ESPN show Saturday night that features WBO World Featherweight champ Emanuel Navarette (above) making his latest defense.

First up, Marquis talks with Super Middleweight veteran Demond Nicholson, who is in the co-feature Top Rank fight with unbeaten KO artist, Edgar Berlanga. The Brooklyn, NY native-Berlanga has an incredible streak of 16 straight 1st round KO wins to start his career. Will it continue or will Nicholson survive/test him? Find out from Marquis’ conversation.

Berlanga is currently -2000 (incredible) for a first round KO Saturday night.

Then, the guys go over the news of the week, including proposed upcoming fights like the Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury Undisputed Heavyweight bout and when will it possibly be happening? And, they also discuss why this week is big in Heavyweight Championship boxing history for upsets involving Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield losing.

Finally, T.J. and Marquis go over the Mexican Navarette, who’s won 28 fights in a row, is one of the best smaller weight punchers in the sport and his battle with veteran Christopher Diaz in a 12 rounder in Kissimmee, FL.

Navarrete has won 6 straight title fights (5 by KO or stoppage) and is favored -930 to get the win over the Puerto Rican Diaz.

Hear it all on “The Big Fight Weekend Podcast” and make sure to subscribe/review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!

T.J. Rives gets you ready for every big fight in the sport of Boxing on his "Big Fight Weekend" podcast. From analysis to outstanding guest interviews, to the latest news and predictions on the biggest fights in the sport, T.J. covers it all on Big Fight Weekend.


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