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Navarette renounces WBO featherweight title on April 1, Dogboe stands a chance

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Only seven days after becoming a three-weight champion, Emanuel Navarrete, the WBO super-featherweight champion, vacated his WBO featherweight championship.

To win the then-vacant WBO super-featherweight championship and become a three-weight champion, the 28-year-old boxer controversially floored Liam Wilson.

He had a choice to make after that victory: vacate the WBO featherweight title and look for a new opponent, or challenge the victor of Isaac Dogboe vs. Robeisy Ramirez and retain the title.

“After closely analyzing the situation with my team, we have decided to keep the WBO junior lightweight title. I feel very happy with the three title defenses that I made at featherweight, but I am also convinced that my future is now at junior lightweight. We are going after the big fights at 130.”

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His decision to leave means that the April 1 fight between Dogboe and Ramirez will now be for a world title rather than an eliminator.

In spite of earlier telling JoySports he didn’t care who he faced, Dogboe, who has suffered just two losses in his professional career, may be relieved by the Mexican’s choice as he gets ready to face Ramirez.

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