Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz: Full Undercard Predictions

Published 04/20/2021, 6:00 AM EDT

This weekend, the stout featherweights, Emanuel Navarrete and Christopher Diaz, will headline the main event for a massive title fight. Here, the champ Navarrete will look forward to defending his WBO featherweight title for the very first time.


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This main event will be the obvious center of attraction for boxing fans. But alongside that, there are numerous other fights on the undercard which promise to stay true to its hype. That said, here we look at all the undercard bouts and analyze who comes out on top.

Emanuel Navarrete vs Christopher Diaz: Undercard fight analysis and prediction


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Edgar Berlanga vs Demond Nicholson – super-middleweight

In this epic encounter, Edgar Berlanga will put his undefeated track record to the test against Demond Nicholson.

Until now, Berlanga has fought 16 times and has finished every opponent with T/KO. This makes him a scary prospect at the 168-pound landscape and a sheer favorite in this fight.

On the flip side, Nicholson, 23-3-1, will look to revive his career, thus putting himself in title contention in the near future.

Prediction – Edgar Berlanga finishes Demond Nicholson in round 6

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Jamaine Ortiz vs Joseph Adorno – Lightweight 

Ortiz vs Adorno will be the battle between two undefeated prospects looking to make their mark in the 135-pound roster.

Both of them hold 14 wins under their wing; however, Adorno separates himself from his adversary as he has a whopping 12 finishes by T/KO. Both Ortiz and Adorno like terrifying their opponents to the pulp, and this fight will determine one rugged contender for the future.

Prediction – Joseph Adorno wins via T/KO in round 4. 

Josue Vargas vs Willie Shaw – super-lightweight

The hard-hitting super-lightweights Josue Vargas and Willie Shaw will confront each other this weekend. Both of them are hungry to reach the pinnacle of the division, and this might just be the ideal opportunity for the duo.

Vargas has maintained a track record of 18-1, whereas Shaw showcases a record of 13-2. Both of them fight in bursts and need just one hit to close the show. That said, this fight has all the ingredients to make it absolutely worth the watch.

Prediction – Josue Vargas claims a UD win over Shaw. 

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Xander Zayas vs Demarcus Layton – welterweight

The 18-year-old undefeated welterweight, Xander Zayas, will step inside the ring this weekend to continue his dominant ring work. He holds 7 wins under his wing with 5 T/KOs.

On the flip side, his opponent Layton will look to revive his career by stopping the young force with his skills. With an 8-1-1 record, Layton will look forward to securing his 9th win.

Prediction – Demarcus Layton wins via decision

Jeremy Adorno vs Ramiro Martinez – super-bantamweight

Adorno vs Martinez will be another clash between two undefeated pugilists in the sport. Both of them are substantially novice to the sport but want to fetch a long way.

Adorno has an upper hand in the fight with 4 wins to his name over Martinez’s 2-fight win streak. That said, he is a favorite in this fight and might just be the oppressor in this clash.

Prediction – Jeremy Adorno wins via decision. 

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Mobley Villegas vs Jaycob Zayas – featherweight

The first fight on this undercard will take place between the veteran Villegas and Zayas. Here, the 28-year-old will make his comeback to the squared circle after almost 2 years. He holds a 3-1 pro-boxing record under his wing and is eager to get back his boxing stint on track.


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On the other side, the southpaw Zayas is just one fight old in the boxing world. Just like Villegas, he’s equally keen to make a statement in the featherweight landscape. However, only one among the two can go ahead and claim that crucial ‘W’.


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Prediction – Jacob Zayas wins via T/KO in round 2. 


Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.