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Miguel Brechelt, Emmanuel Navarrete win on ESPN telecast

WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt defeated former world champion Francisco Vargas in the rematch of their 2017 bout in which Berchelt won the world title, at The Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Vargas and Berchelt slugged it out over the course of five or so rounds with both have moments and neither pulling away from the other. The only major difference was the damage over Vargas’ career from a career of fighting in the pocket and banging with sluggers. His face just couldn’t take the punches, despite being in the fight, his best days are behind him, and his coach called a halt to the bout in the sixth round.

WBO super bantamweight world champion Emmanuel Navarrete repeated the result from last and then some by picking up a brutal 12th round technical knockout over former world champion Isaac Dogboe, whom Navarrete outclassed and brutally beat.

Navarrete would drop Dogboe three times en route to a one-sided beatdown that saw Isaac Dogboe take tremendous punishment, so much so that the last four to five rounds Paul Dogboe, continuously threatened to stop the fight. Navarrete’s power and the length was far too much for Dogboe, who outside of minor flurries in the early rounds. The final statement was a Navarrete dropping Dogboe in the twelfth round that saw Dogboe’s father throw the towel in.

The time of the stoppage was 2:02 of the 12th round.

Super lightweight Mykal Fox picked up the biggest win of his career defeating previously unbeaten 2016 light welterweight Olympic Gold medalist Fazliddin_Gaibnazarov via a ten-round decision. The judges had it 96-92, 96-92 and 95-93 all for Fox.

Surging super bantamweight contender and Arizona local Carlos Castro picked up a ten-round decision win over Mario Alberto Diaz. Castro dropped Diaz in the second round. The judges saw the bout 100-89, 98-91 and 100-89 all for Castro.

In the opening bout, three-time world title challenger Miguel Marriaga (28-3, 24 KOs) returned to action with a third round TKO against late-replacement opponent Ruben Cervera (10-2, 9 KOs) in a lightweight fight. Marriaga dropped Cervera twice with body shots in the second round. Cervera returned the favor sending Marriaga down as Marriaga was off balance. To start the fourth round, Cervera didn’t answer the bell.

Marriaga’s original opponent missed weight by 20 lbs, which is both laughable and unprofessional.

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