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Despite the quality of some current world champions, Emanuel "Cowboy" Navarrete He criticized current boxing, as he assured that the level of Mex


Despite the quality of some current world champions, Emanuel “Cowboy” Navarrete He criticized current boxing, as he assured that the level of Mexican fighters is lower than it was two or three decades ago.

boxers like Julio Cesar Chavez, Ricardo Lopez, Erik Morales, Barrier Frame and Juan Manuel Marquez They marked an era and the Cowboy Navarrete he recognizes it: the current level is low compared to theirs.

“There is a lot of level right now,” said the Cowboy in interview with LEFT PUNCH. “But since we are not at the level of the times of Chavez boxistically speaking, of him, of the Finitefrom Barrierfrom Marquez”.

Given the lack of a true idol in national boxing, he assured that it is difficult to analyze it, but that those previous generations were superior.

“Those fighters did 10 fights, one bad and nine good,” he recalled. “Now we do 10 fights, 4 good and 6 average, it’s a bit complicated.”

Many situations have influenced the current moment of boxing, from marketing and the responsibility of the boxer in the ring.

“Times are very different, everything has changed,” he said. “Marketing has broken down the sport a bit, it’s hard for me to think that the fights now have the same level as before, because before there was more dedication, more passion.”

Vaquero Navarrete criticized current boxing: “there are many deficiencies in champions”

In boxing before, defending a title was more out of pride, because now, he reiterated, there are situations that have hurt boxing.

“I think before there were champions and there weren’t like so many flaws,” he said. “Now we are champions and we have quite a few flaws.”

After stating that the level of the boxers of yesteryear with those of now is not comparable, he asserted that now there are many deficiencies.

“The level now is not compared to before,” he commented. Navarrete. “Since the national titles there was a tremendous level, now in the world championships there is level, but also many deficiencies in many fighters.”

And although he recognizes that situation and he himself has received criticism for his style, the WBO featherweight champion does not know if at any time they will be able to approach the fighters of other times.

“I don’t know if we can even reach a percentage close to the fighters of yesteryear,” he concluded. “The rivals are not the same, there is no level like before, and I particularly understand it, I know I have to improve a lot”.