Navarrete’s style will always be entertaining, but it may not be the best way to stay at the top. He’ll need to learn to defend better and hold his punches just a bit longer, but that’s easier said than done.
Navarrete’s power and aggression are his best weapons and it’s unlikely he’ll change his approach. It will be interesting to see how far he can go with his current style. – Rothstein just didn’t have the firepower to finish the job.
Punch stats punches Navarrete Wilson Totally landed 141 97 Totally thrown 614 537 percent 23% 18% Jabs has landed 33 12 thrown jabs 318 213 percent 10% 6% power landed 108 85 thrown power 296 324 percent 36% 26% — Courtesy of CompuBox Navarrete’s style may be fun, but it’s not sustainable at the highest level.
He’s going to need to tighten up his defense and work on his fundamentals if he wants to remain a champion for a long time. However, he’s still young and has plenty of time to improve. – Rothstein