Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sergio Martinez vs. Omar Narvaez Rivalry Brewing?

By Miguel Rivera

Is there a rivalry brewing between the two biggest boxing stars in Argentina? In a recent interview, WBO super flyweght champion Omar Narvaez (38-1-2, 20KOs) seemed to take aim at WBC middleweight champ Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs).

He said Martinez was lucky that he won last month's defense against Martin Murray, and said the British fighter would have won the fight if it had taken place somewhere else. He also appeared to take shots over Martinez spending time overseas and the boxer's recent stadium fight that attracted over 40,000 fans.

"It was a very close contest. If it had taken place in another place, Martinez would not have won. I always chose to be in my city and with my family. I prefer to live here with a low profile. I will not gain the money that others earn, but I preferred to live close to my family and my children. I had the opportunity to go away to Europe and to the United States but I wanted to remain in my country, with my family, and I am happy," Narvaez said.

Later he added: "I am satisfied because I usually do not do a lot of publicity like some others, but with ten days we are able to fill Luna Park Stadium. The people go away satisfied, my fights are real victories and they never had to help me with the points nor give me a victory when it wasn't one."

Sampson Lewkowicz, the adviser to Martinez, said it "was a shame" that Martinez's own countryman would come after him like this.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PAC-BOY on 05-14-2013

make it happen !

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 05-14-2013

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;13366196]I agree he should have just given his opinion on the decision and left it at that. But I understand his frustration, he's been fighting in Argentina for most of his career and lives there. Then Martinez, who fought most…

Comment by Light_Speed on 05-14-2013

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;13366090]Having his opinion of the decision is fine, but the pathethic part is that he used it as a foil for himself. "My fights are real victories." He specifically said it to aggrandize himself. He went on to basically say…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;13365854]Narvaez didn't say anything outrageous, the argentinian commentators even scored it for Murray. Fighters from the same country shouldn't criticize each other? Nationalism is stupid.[/QUOTE] Having his opinion of the decision is fine, but the pathethic part is that he…

Comment by Light_Speed on 05-13-2013

Narvaez didn't say anything outrageous, the argentinian commentators even scored it for Murray. Fighters from the same country shouldn't criticize each other? Nationalism is stupid.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (31)
Top Headlines Broner: Somebody Tried to Kill Me, But It's OK; I’m Still Here Pacquiao: I Don't Know Much About Horn, Haven't Seen His Fights Murray on Gabe Rosado's Complaints: I Won The Fight, F*** Him! Team Parker: Hughie Fury Never Wanted To Come To New Zealand Klitschko: Joshua Wants To Be a Billionaire, Must KO Me as Promised Team Fury: Hughie Suffered Lower Back Injury, Not Medically Fit Amir Khan To Keith Thurman: Forget Porter, Fight Me! Kazuto Ioka Shines To Retain WBA Belt, Tapales Wins By TKO Billy Joe Saunders Not Impressed, Vows To Expose Khurtsidze Photos: Oscar Valdez Beats Miguel Marriaga in a Grueling War Photos: Jermell Charlo With BRUTAL Knockout of Charles Hatley Photos: Martin Murray, Gabe Rosado Nearly Brawl Over Scores Photos: Shawn Porter Drops, Mauls Andre Berto For TKO Win Photos: Avtandil Khurtsidze Crushes Tommy Langford in Five Photos: Arthur Abraham Defeats Krasniqi To Secure WBO Shot Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze on July 8, Copper Box Kevin Lerena vs. Sergio Ramirez at Emperors Palace Anthony Joshua Sees No Reason To Fight in U.S. To Raise Profile Gilberto Ramirez Ready For Golovkin Next: Just Send The Contract! Jermell Charlo: Jarrett Hurd Took My Brother's Title - We Can Unify Keith Thurman: Porter Fought His Way To Earning a Rematch Carlos Castro Stays Undefeated with Decision Over Palacios Oscar Valdez Drops, Decisions Miguel Marriaga in Tough Fight Joseph Parker's Promoter Does Not Believe Hughie Fury is Injured Gilberto Ramirez Dominates Max Bursak To Retain WBO Title Shawn Porter Stops Andre Berto in Nine To Earn Thurman Shot Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermell Charlo Knocks Charles Hatley Unconscious In 6th Round Parker's Promoter is Furious: Hughie Fury Claims He is Injured! Shakur Stevenson Makes Pro Debut, Beats Brito in Five Rounds Serrano Stops Santana; Becomes 5-Division Women’s Champ Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - CompuBox Historical Review Jessie Magdaleno Destroys Adeilson Dos Santos in Two Rounds Magdaleno: I'm Hungrier Now, Holding This Belt For Many Years Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury is OFF - Confirms WBO President LIVE Top Rank Tripleheader Results From StubHub in Carson Krzysztof Zimnoch Demolishes Michael Grant in Two Rounds Martin Murray Beats Gabe Rosado, Who Loses Temper Over Scores Khurtsidze Blasts Tommy Langford To Earn Billy Joe Saunders Arthur Abraham Punishes Robin Krasniqi, Wins WBO Eliminator
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement