By Jake Donovan

Omar Narvaez (42-1-2, 23KOs) made the 11th defense of his super flyweight title, the latest settling unfinished business in a repeat win over Felipe Orucuta in their headliner Friday evening at Anfiteatro Municipal in Villa Maria, Cordoba, Argentina. 

Scores were 116-112 (twice) for Narvaez, overruling a surprising 114-114 tally on the third card.

The bout was a rematch to their tightly contested meet last May, in which Narvaez escaped with a debatable decision. There was no disputing the outcome this time around, though Narvaez made sure to leave nothing to chance in a brilliant display of boxing and banging in the championship rounds. 

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Jorge Sebastian Heiland tore through normally durable Mateo Damian Veron, scoring three knockdowns en route to a 5th round knockout in the televised co-feature.

Heiland struck early and often, sending Veron to the canvas in round three and then twice more in round five. The fight-ending sequence was a straight left hand from the southpaw boxer, putting Veron down and out.

The official time was 0:55 of round five. 

Heiland improves to 24-4-2 (12KOs) with the win, his third straight. His last loss came 15 months ago, landing on the wrong end of a decision versus Veron (19-14-2, 3KOs) in their third fight last June.  

Friday's win gives Heiland a 2-1-1 edge in their four-fight series, having fought in each of the past four years. The previous three fights went the distance. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox