Nava was in for a tough fight as he tested his come-forward, aggressive style against the more elusive style of Thomas Smith.
Though encountering some trouble closing the distance in Round 1, Nava began unleashing hard shots to the body of Smith, who slowly wore down as the fight progressed.
By Rounds 3 and 4, Nava had found his rhythm and found no trouble cutting the distance to land shots to the body and head of Smith.
All judges scored the fight for Nava with scores of 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37.
“I started out slow in this fight, I felt the need to be cautious with him but he definitely woke me up,” said Nava.
"I knew he was going to move around, and he would block my blows with his counter."
"I want to thank all the Marching Skulls from Westside Boxing who came to support me and this win,” said Nava.