WBO Orders Navarrete-Valdez Rematch

Navarrete-Valdez rematch

On June 4, Emmanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete’s team confirmed via email to the WBO his decision to return to the junior lightweight division, retaining his status as world champion at that weight after his loss to Denis Berinchyk for the vacant WBO lightweight title.

The WBO Championship Committee has affirmed Navarrete’s status as WBO junior lightweight champion, with his “super champion” status to be reviewed later.

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A rematch has been ordered between Navarrete and WBO interim champion Oscar Valdez. Both teams have 20 days to negotiate a fight for the full WBO junior lightweight title, or a purse bid will be initiated.

Navarrete defeated Valdez by unanimous decision in August 2023 but has since gone 0-1-1.

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