Central Florida will turn into Northern Puerto Rico on Saturday evening when two of the island's favorite boxers look to make emphatic statements. (photos by Mikey Williams)
In the main event from a sold-out Silver Spurs Arena, two-weight Mexican world champion Emanuel "Vaquero" Navarrete will make the first defense of his WBO featherweight world title against Puerto Rican challenger Christopher "Pitufo" Diaz. The co-feature will see Edgar "The Chosen One" Berlanga, 16-0 with 16 first-round knockouts, test himself against veteran contender Demond Nicholson in an eight-round super middleweight tilt.
Navarrete-Diaz and Berlanga-Nicholson will air live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with undercard action set to stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.
Emanuel Navarrete 126 lbs vs.Christopher Diaz 125.8 lbs
(Navarrete's WBO Featherweight World Title — 12 Rounds)
Judges: Chris Flores, Alexander Levin, and Patricia Morse Jarman
Referee: Samuel Burgos
Edgar Berlanga 168.4 lbs vs. Demond Nicholson 168.2 lbs
(Super Middleweight— 8 Rounds)
Judges: Rodolfo Aguilar, Fred Fluty and Efrain Lebron
Referee: Emil Lombardi