Active Navarrete knocks out Horta, Ancajas also victorious
By Bill Tibbs
It was Zanfer and Top Rank presenting a show at the Auditorio GNP Seguros, in Puebla, Mexico. The bouts were live on ESPN+ and featured one of boxing’s long-reigning champions along with boxing’s busiest champion.
In the main event it was Emanuel Navarrete vs. Francisco Horta for Navarrete’s WBO super bantamweight title. It was Navarrete’s 4th title defense this year and 5th title fight in 12 months.
In the chief support bout it was Jerwin Ancajas vs. Miguel Gonzalez going for Ancajas’ IBF super flyweight title in the champion’s 8th title defense.
In the main event - WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel Navatrrete defended his title with a 4th round stoppage of game and resilient Francisco Horta. The challenger looked to get caught with some big shots throughout the fight but would always come back with something of his own in showing tremendous heart throughout the bout. Finally, pinned on the ropes in round 4 and taking some heavy shots, the ref stepped in and stopped the fight. This was Navarrete’s 4th title defence of the year as boxing busiest champion.
IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas picked up his 32nd win (32-1-2, 22 KO’s) when he stopped Miguel “Aguja” González (31-3, 8 KO’s) in round 6. Ancajas seemed to be in control for most of the bout and then really stepped on the gas to light up Gonzales in the 6th round forcing the stoppage at 1:53. The win was “Pretty Boy’s” 2nd title defense this year and 8th in a little over 3 years since winning the title.
*Indiana’s Jimmie Morgan passed this past week. Morgan was a game, mid-west scrapper, hailing from Anderson, Indiana who amassed a 13-37-3 record over 14 years in the ring. Morgan was a reliable and game opponent who gave his best every time he stepped into the ring. Jimmie passed at the all-too-young age of 58. R.I.P. Jimmie.