Emanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson Odds, Prediction & How to Watch (Navarrete Finishes Wilson Early in Glendale)

Devon Platana
Betting preview for the Emanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson bout.
Betting preview for the Emanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson bout. / AP Photo/Isaac Brekken

Emanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson Date, Time & How to Watch

Emanuel Navarrete (36-1, 30 KOs) vs. Liam Wilson (11-1, 7 KOs)
Date: Friday, Feb. 3, 2023
Fight Time: PPV Coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET
Venue: Desert Diamond Arena – Glendale, AZ
Broadcast: ESPN+

The always-exciting Emanuel Navarrete looks to win the vacant WBO junior lightweight title when he steps into the boxing ring with Liami Wilson this weekend. Both boxers have only lost once in their respective careers, leaving time to tell who'll taste defeat for the second time at Desert Diamond Arena.

What Time is Emanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson?

If all goes to plan, the ringwalks should be happening around 12 a.m. ET/ 9 p.m. PT.

The fight will be available to watch on pay-per-view through ESPN+.

Emanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson Tale of the Tape

Name: Emanuel Navarrete –– Liam Wilson
Country: Mexico — Australia
Age: 28 — 26
Height: 5'7" — 5'9 1/2"
Reach: 72" — 70"
Stance: Orthodox — Orthodox
Record: 36-1-0 –– 11-1-0

Emanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson Odds & Betting Info

All boxing odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Emanuel Navarrete: (-1600)
- Liam Wilson: (+830)

Method of Victory:
- Emanuel Navarrete by KO/TKO: (-260)
- Emanuel Navarrete by Points: (+300)
- Liam Wilson by KO/TKO: (+1300)
- Liam Wilson by Points: (+1700)
- Draw: (+3300)

Navarrete is the clear favorite over Wilson in this junior lightweight clash. Navarrete's -1600 moneyline odds carry an implied probability of 94.1%. The most likely method of victory is for him to win by KO/TKO at -260.

Emanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson Prediction & Best Bet

Liam Wilson is a solid boxer, but he doesn't compare to Navarrete. "Vaquero" is not a stranger to title fights, having won both the WBO junior-featherweight and featherweight titles in his career. Navarrete is largely viewed as one of the best featherweights on the planet, which has a lot to do with his knocking out 81.8% of opponents that he's faced.

There's also the fact that Navarrette hasn't lost a fight in over 10 years, whereas Wilson suffered a TKO loss to Joe Noynay in July 2021. At the end of the day, Navarrete won't break much of a sweat.

As for the best bet, I see Navarrette winning in the first half of the fight. After all, 26 of his 36 victories occurred in the sixth round or earlier. On top of that, Wilson was knocked down four times by Noynay before the end of Round 5, proving that he's susceptible to a loss early on.

Bet: Emanuel Navarrete to Win in Round 1-6 (+115)

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