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Omar Narvaez Praises Inoue, Plans To Continue Career

By Elisinio Castillo

Former world champion Omar Narvaez (43-2-2, 23KOs) of Argentina, 39-years-old, is still motivated to continue his career and to capture another major title. Last week in Japan, Narvaez's long reign as WBO super flyweight champion came to an end when young Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7KOs) knocked him out in two rounds.

Narvaez's only other defeat was when he moved up to bantamweight and got decisioned by the much larger Nonito Donaire. Inoue was moving up by two weight divisions to take the fight, surprising Narvaez with his power.

"This fight does not weaken me or mean the end of my career. I feel strong and eager. I'll be world champion again. Two days before the fight, I made the weight smoothly and I was technically fine. He surprised me with [his power] ... I did not imagine that he would be so strong. He's an explosive fighter with a great future," Narvaez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 01-05-2015

Narvaez has always been a superb boxer, but he seemed small, even as a flyweight. He'll also turn 40 this year and I can't remember anyone that age winning a title fight at the lower weights. Good win for Inoue,…

Comment by Aztekkas on 01-05-2015

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;15254129]There's a bit of cognitive dissonance going on in people who are hyping a Narvaez win enough to crown Inoue fighter and the year, yet not have enough interest in Narvaez to care about what he does next. (or even…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 01-05-2015

There's a bit of cognitive dissonance going on in people who are hyping a Narvaez win enough to crown Inoue fighter and the year, yet not have enough interest in Narvaez to care about what he does next. (or even…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 01-04-2015

[QUOTE=Aztekkas;15253525]I highly doubt it. Carlos Cuadras, Zolani Tete, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Ryo Matsumoto, McJoe Arroyo would all give him a run for his money. Don't get me wrong Narvaez has fought some decent names, but has lost once he stepped…

Comment by Aztekkas on 01-04-2015

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;15253308]Narvaez can still beat everyone else at 115.[/QUOTE] I highly doubt it. Carlos Cuadras, Zolani Tete, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Ryo Matsumoto, McJoe Arroyo would all give him a run for his money. Don't get me wrong Narvaez has fought some…

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