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Narvaez Moves Past Donaire, Ready To Resume His Run

By Nicholas Samuilov, notifight.com

The super flyweight world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Argentine superstar Omar "The Hurricane" Narvaez (35-1-2, 19KOs), has moved past the first defeat of his career. On October 22nd, Narvaez moved up in weight and challenged WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire. After twelve rounds of boxing at New York's Madison Square Garden, Donaire won a twelve round unanimous decision. Naravez is ready to resume his rule of the super flyweight division.

"We knew the fight would be very difficult. We did not want to risk a lot [during the fight] because we knew the full potential of the opponent. Losing is not easy. I'm trying to calm down a bit, relax, to forget a little [about the loss], and to think of the future. Surely to see that fight, there were some significant challenges. But it's one thing to face Nonito Donaire and another thing to face just another competitor," Narvaez told BoxingScene.com's Carlos Irusta.

"Maybe I could have risked more, but that means going forward against a boxer who hits very hard, and at bantamweight. He knocked out some of the best in the world. He's used to fighting at a heavier weight and had a much longer reach. On the day of battle he was two and a half to three kilos above my weight. And it showed. But even so, we saw that he respected me. The next day we chatted with him and he told me he was surprised by my defense. He said it was very hard to find me and that I was too fast for him. In short, we are happy because everyone expected Donaire to win easy by knockout. But I know my potential. I know it's not easy to beat me.

"I thought he was going to be more dangerous and leave openings for me, but I think he realized it was not as easy as it looked. I noticed the difference in size and power. But I know to where and with whom I can take risks against. I knew coming into a division that wasn't mine, I had to be smart. Nonito Donaire missed me all the time, and I didn't have to run. My movements were calm and safe. But when you get in the ring, no one is excluded from criticism. Whether it's constructive or not. However, I am a professional, I have no problem with it, and I know what and how far I can go."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by King of Sting on 11-03-2011

[QUOTE=rottentothecore;11361032]elaborate on that.[/QUOTE] How the f**k does a guy who had every advantage on his side and not be able to beat the sh*t out of a guy who was the size of a mouse ? Size = Donaire Speed…

Comment by Bong Bong on 11-02-2011

Top Rank shouldve at least slapped the check on this dude's face when they gave the purse.

Comment by bluetuazon on 11-02-2011

[QUOTE=zaktiel;11360893]The real guilty is Donaire. He was exposed.[/QUOTE] go back to hiding u 66post troll..

Comment by Nonitard on 11-02-2011

[QUOTE=rottentothecore;11361032]elaborate on that.[/QUOTE] exposed for caring about giving a good fight for the fans....

Comment by baCCaT on 11-02-2011

[QUOTE=zaktiel;11360893]The real guilty is Donaire. He was exposed.[/QUOTE] elaborate on that.

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