WBO Featherweight world champion Emanuel Navarrete will make the third defence of his title versus the unbeaten Abraham Nova at some point in April. Nova has come into the WBO rankings in February after not being ranked before hand and not only that but hes all the way at number 2 despite never making the featherweight limit. Clearly Top Rank has told the WBO to rank him so that the fight can happen, this happens a lot in boxing and shows how weak the sanctioning bodies actually are.
While the fight hasn’t been announced and may not even be signed I am very confident of it happening as clearly it’s Top Ranks plan. Emanuel Navarrete gets to make a title defence and Top Rank deliver a title shot to another one of their fighters who is also Puerto Rican which is one of their biggest markets.