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Donaire vs Narvaez Clash Awaits HBO's Approval

By Chris LaBate

A bout between WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs), and undefeated WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez (35-0-2, 19 KOs), is getting very close to a deal. The fight would take place on October 22nd, likely in Carson, California, with HBO televising. A deal has been reached, but the fight won't be finalized until HBO approves Narvaez as the opponent. If the network decides to pass on Narvaez, there are agreements in place with two backups, Silence Mabuza (23-3, 19 KOs) and Christian Esquivel (23-2, 17 KOs).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chups on 08-19-2011

No difference from Donnie Nietes trying to move a weightclass to fight Champion Ramon Hirales. Omar's opportunity to take a belt and be a 3 time Champ.

Comment by Hindsight 20/10 on 08-19-2011

I don't know about you guys but El Huracan is too small for Donaire. I mean Donaire towers over most of the 118's, what more for a 112lber. I know Nonito has a 4 inch height advantage but he'll have…

Comment by brick wall on 08-19-2011

donaire wants an easy fight...it's his church wedding a week later. maybe he doesn't wanna go to the altar with cuts and bruises in his face.

Comment by -Johannes- on 08-19-2011

[QUOTE=Lady Fan;11010278][SIZE="5"]Donaire awaits Narvaez go-signal[/SIZE] August 19, 2011 By Joaquin Henson [IMG]http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/3821/donairesp6.jpg[/IMG] MANILA, Philippines - WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. left Manila for the US yesterday to start training for his title defense possibly against undefeated Argentinian Omar (The…

Comment by bluetuazon on 08-19-2011

this is a stay busy fight for donaire...since ibf ordered the rematch of mares and agbeko....probably his last or 2nd to the last fight at 118...donaire just trying to get his groove back...

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