Emanuel Navarrete’s big test could come soon.
The tall, long-legged puncher from Mexico City is now expected to defend his £126 title against compatriot Eduardo Baez on Saturday night at Pechanga Arena in San Diego (ESPN, ESPN+).
Baez is a good boxer with a long track record. He is not on the level of gifted £130 champion and rising star Shakur Stevenson, with whom Navarrete has been in talks to meet next month only to have the talks close.
As such, Navarrete will stay in 126th place for at least one more fight. And Stevenson is set to defend against obligatory challenger Robson Conceicao on…