Saturday 24 August 2013: Trelew, Chubut, Argentina

Omar Narvaez

Television: TyC Sports (Argentina)
Time: 10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT

WBO super flyweight title
12 Rounds

Omar Andres Narvaez 39(20)-1-2 vs. Hiroyuki Hisataka 22(10)-10-1

I’m not going to pretend this is going to be a war. Narvaez has been bossing around the super flyweight division for 3 years now. Prior to that, he was just as impressive in the lower weight divisions. That’s what’s expected if you’re a 3x world titlist in 3 weight divisions.

In fact, had he never taken that fight against Nonito Donaire — a fight in which it looked to me as thought he was there to collect a paycheque — Narvaez would still be undefeated.

I can’t really accuse Narvaez of wresting on his laurels. He recently defeated a hungry young lion in Felipe Orucuta. But let’s just say I doubt Hisataka is much of a threat.

As for Hisataka, I do believe he earned this title shot by defeating Sonny Boy Jaro. However, Hisataka has already failed 3 times at capturing a world title. I doubt he’ll succeed this time against a man who should be regarded as the strongest titlist at super flyweight.

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