Emmanuel Navarrete has been very active this year fighting 3 times and recording the best wins of his career so far. He has now compiled a record of 29-1 and holds the WBO Super bantamweight title. His opponent Francisco Horta (20-3) has had one fight this year where he won a majority decision over a journeyman and did not look particularly good.
Emmanuel Navarrete has established himself as one of the elite fighters in the division and he demonstrated that the first win over Dogboe was not a fluke as he beat him even more convincingly the 2nd time. Horta is ready and willing to fight, but his technique level is not quite where it needs to be when he is in there with a champion like Navarrete. Most likely Navarrete gets the stoppage in this fight as he will be very dominant from start to finish.
The Pick: Emmanuel Navarrete to win fight
Odds: -1000 (1.10 decimal odds)
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT