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Photos/Weights: Omar Narvaez , Jesus Vargas Ready To Fight

By Elisinio Castillo

The return of former two division world champion Omar Narvaez (44-2-2, 23KOs) is ready to go for February 19 in Chubut, Argentina. Although Mexican fighter Martin Casillas was mentioned as a possible opponent for several weeks, it was Jesus 'Gazu' Vargas of Venezuela who ultimately got the assignment.

Narvaez weighed in at 116.6-pounds, while Vargas was 117.2-pounds.

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Narvaez is preparing for only his second fight since getting knocked out in December 2014 in Tokyo by Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue.

Vargas (14-3-1, 10KOs) has won his last four bouts and saw action a whopping eight times in 2015. He turned pro in September 2013 and has been very active. The 23-year-old has a very padded record and never faced anyone even close to the experience level of Narvaez.

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Narvaez turned 40 years old last year. In October he climbed back into the ring to win a ten round unanimous decision over Dominican Diego Luis Pichardo Liriano. It was a one-sided outing in the former champ's favor.

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The veteran is looking to get one more title fight before he decides to hang up the gloves. In the fight with Liriano he captured t he vacant WBO International super flyweight championship, which helped his cause in the rankings. He wants a rematch with Naoya Inoue. The WBO has already said they would sanction the fight is the two sides ever pursued a second fight.

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