Emanuel Navarrete faces former world champion Oscar Valdez on Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona.

Navarrete won his last fight, when he beat Liam Wilson by stoppage in February earlier this year, to defend his WBO super featherweight strap.

Valdez lost his WBC strap to Shakur Stevenson in April 2022, but returned to winning ways as he defeated Adam Lopez in Las Vegas this May.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Navarrete vs. Valdez.

Emanuel Navarrete vs Oscar Valdez

When is Emanuel Navarrete vs Oscar Valdez?
Date: Saturday, August 12.
Time: 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. UK
Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 3am UK

The event is set to start at 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. UK. The headline event should start around 11 p.m. ET / 3am UK, but times may change depending on the length of fights on the undercard.
What has been said?

Navarrete: “Winning this fight would boost my career significantly. Personally, I would feel complete.
“What has been missing in my career is precisely a victory against someone like Valdez. It would fill me with pride to be part of such an iconic fight between Mexicans and come out victorious.
“People know that I throw a lot of punches and that I’m always in attractive fights. Now, with Valdez, I believe it will be twice as spectacular. Valdez is a fighter who doesn’t hold back. We always see him moving forward and throwing punches.
“He says he’s going to knock my head off, but let’s see whose head comes off first. Let’s see what Valdez has to offer, and let’s see how much he can endure and how much I can endure, too.”


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