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Arum: Donaire-Narvaez is Heading To New York City

by Chris LaBate

According to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs) is likely going to defend his titles against undefeated WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez (35-0-2, 19 KOs) - in New York City. The HBO televised fight is going to take place on October 22nd.

Top Rank had originally planned to stage the card in Carson, California at the Home Depot Center, but a conflict with an already scheduled Golden Boy event was the reason for moving Donaire's fight. Golden Boy complained to AEG, the company behind the venue, that Donaire's fight was too close to their pay-per-view featuring Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson, which takes place on October 15th at Staples Center.

"Looks like he’s going to October 22nd, Madison Square Garden, New York, yeah the big time. Against Narvaez, the undefeated Argentine," said Arum to ABS-CBS News.

The fight is not going to take place in MSG's main arena, but likely the smaller WaMu Theater.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lutenco on 09-01-2011

Omar was strong as flyweight and very good as superflyweight but he has not the power to give troubles to NONITO,i see this fight as a brutal end of a very good carrer...............NONITO will punish him in two rounds if…

Comment by UglyPug on 09-01-2011

[QUOTE=edgarg;11065899]I see that he says he's moving up right after this next fight, so he must be doing a lot of starving to keep his present weight as he's a big guy. I think he might have at least one…

Comment by edgarg on 08-31-2011

[QUOTE=edgarg;11065826]He'll prepare for the heavier divisions the usual way, which is with sparring partners. When he moves up is not yet determined, and it's only sometimes that a suitable, not too dangerous opponent in the heavier division is available at…

Comment by edgarg on 08-31-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11065386]you're probably right, but if he did sign a new contract extension i don't know why he would do so with another year and a half remaining on his current contract. last i heard the judge ruled in favor of…

Comment by revs1227 on 08-31-2011

wtf fine by me tho ill go see him

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