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Omar Narvaez-Diego Pichardo Set Down For Sept. 18

By Elisinio Castillo

Former flyweight and super flyweight World Boxing Organization (WBO) world champion Omar "El Huracan" Narvaez has his return date set, against Diego "La Pantera" Liriano Pichardo, who is Dominican but living in Buenos Aires. The fight will occur on Friday September 18 in the province of Narvaez's hometown of Chubut, where two sites are being considered.

At stake will be the interim-Latino super flyweight championship that was vacated the by Roberto "Incho" Sosa after finalizing his fight on September 27 against Japan's Kazuto Ioka for the World Boxing Association (WBA) title.

Narvaez (43-2-2, 23 KOs), 39-years-old, says the upcoming fight against Pichardo (16-6-1, 3 KOs), 30, will be the first fight of his march to another new world title.

This will be Narvaez's first fight since getting knocked out by Naoya Inoue in two rounds last December in Japan.

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