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Emanuel Navarrete vs. Denys Berinchyk Preview and Free Pick

Last Updated on May 14, 2024 8:47 pm by Erwin Noguera

Boxing fans are in for an exciting showdown on Saturday, May 18, when WBO super featherweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete takes on undefeated Ukrainian contender Denys Berinchyk. The fight will be at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, USA. 

For Navarrete, this fight represents an opportunity to further cement his status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in boxing. The Mexican warrior has had an incredible run of late, winning world titles in three weight classes in recent years. After dominating at 122 and 126 pounds, Navarrete moved up to 130 pounds in 2021 and quickly stopped Liam Wilson to capture the WBO belt. 

Standing inNavarrete’s way is Denys Berinchyk, a highly touted Ukrainian contender, who is getting his first shot at a world title. Berinchyk had a decorated amateur career that included a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics and has looked impressive since turning pro in 2015. He comes into this fight with an undefeated record of 18-0 and has scored wins over several quality opponents.

With Navarrete’s explosive style and Berinchyk’s slick boxing skills, this fight has all the makings of a potential Fight of the Year contender. The winner will not only retain the WBO belt but also score a career-defining victory.

When?

Saturday, 18 May, 11:00 pm ET 

Ring Walks time:

(Estimated) 1:00 am ET

Moneyline odds:

Emanuel Navarrete 1.135 

Denys Berinchyk 6.07

Where can I watch it?

ESPN+ 

Why Bet on Emanuel Navarrete?

Emanuel Navarrete is a professional boxer from Mexico who currently holds the WBO super featherweight world title. The 29-year-old fighter is considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and a leading figure in Mexican boxing. 

Emanuel turned pro in 2012 and steadily moved up through the lower-weight divisions. He scored several big wins over previously undefeated prospects, showcasing his offensive-minded style and high punch output. Navarrete’s popularity grew in Mexico due to his aggressive and bold style of fighting.

In 2018, Navarrete pulled off a major upset by defeating Isaac Dogboe to capture the WBO junior featherweight title. This began Navarrete’s reign at the top of multiple weight divisions. Over the next few years, he would also win world titles at featherweight and super featherweight. 

Currently, Navarrete holds the WBO 126-pound belt and is looking to capture a title in his fourth weight class. With 31 knockouts in 39 professional fights, he has become a fan favorite in Mexico and one of the most feared fighters in the sport today.

In November 2023, Emanuel faced undefeated Brazilian Olympian Robson Conceição. The fight was an all-out war, with both men hitting the canvas several times. He scored two knockdowns in the early rounds but faded down the stretch. After 12 grueling rounds, the fight was deemed a majority draw, the first blemish on Navarrete’s 130-pound record.

Why Bet on Denys Berinchyk?

Denys Berinchyk comes into this fight as an undefeated professional boxer with a record of 18-0 and 9 knockouts. However, he is far from just another prospect looking for his first title. The 36-year-old Ukrainian has extensive amateur experience, including winning a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Berinchyk was part of a talented Ukrainian Olympic boxing team in 2012 that included future professional stars such as Vasiliy Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk. Although he came close to winning gold, Berinchyk’s Olympic medal signaled his pedigree as an elite talent.

Since turning pro in 2015, he has steadily risen through the ranks in the lightweight division. He earned a commanding victory over former world title challenger Anthony Yigit in his last fight in August 2022. Now, he finally gets his first world title shot as he takes on Navarrete.

With an unblemished 18-0 record and his amateur experience, Denys presents a tough test as Navarrete looks to capture a title in his fourth weight class. This will be Berinchyk’s first professional fight in the United States, but he will not be intimidated by the spotlight or the challenge.

After taking half a year off, the Ukranian returned to action in August 2023, where he earned another decision victory over two-time title challenger Anthony Yigit over 12 rounds.

Final Betting Analysis: Emanuel Navarrete vs. Denys Berinchyk

We predict that Emanuel Navarrete will defeat Denys Berinchyk by unanimous decision. Navarrete has proven to be an elite fighter,who is comfortable fighting in different weight classes. He has excellent boxing skills and speed that should allow him to outbox Berinchyk over the 12-round distance. 

While Berinchyk is an accomplished amateur boxer, he has yet to face the caliber of opponents that Navarrete has defeated. The latter has beaten former champions like Oscar Valdez and has proven he can go 12 tough rounds against top competition. His experience against world-class opponents gives him an edge.

Emanuel Navarrete vs. Denys Berinchyk Betting Pick: Emanuel Navarrete

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