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Omar Narvaez Return Set, Faces Liriano in September

By Elisinio Castillo

In the last few hours, it was confirmed officially that former flyweight and super flyweight world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Omar "El Huracan" Narvaez (43-2-2, 23 KOs ), will return for the first time since his knockout defeat to Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue last December.

The new challenge for Narvaez, located at No. 5 in the WBO world rankings at 115 pounds, will be held in the second half of September - likely on September 18th - for a regional title under the International Boxing Federation (IBF) against Dominican Diego "La Pantera" Pichardo Liriano  (16-6-1, 10 KOs).

The fight is going to have a loaded undercard, according to Edgardo Rosani (Morresi), the head matchmaker of the event.

Pichardo has won four in a row since suffering his last defeat. In the coming days, the relevant details of the event will be announced to the public.

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