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Omar Andres Narvaez vs Rayonta Whitfield

Omar Andres Narvaez vs Rayonta Whitfield

Date: 7th February 2009

Venue: Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina

Title: WBO World Flyweight Title

Promoted by: O.R. Promotions

Tv: TyC Sports

Omar Andres Narvaez
( 28 - 0 - 2 )
Weight: 111 1/4 lbs

Rayonta Whitfield
( 22 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 111 1/2 lbs


Narvaez made the fifteenth defence of the WBO World Super-flyweight title he won on the 13th July 2002 from Adonis Rivas of Nicaragua against Rayonta Whitfield from Augusta, Georgia, USA. Whitfield had earned the right by winning a WBO eliminator against Mexico's Manuel Vargas.

Whitfield gave the champion some anxious moments, cutting him by the side of the left eye in the fourth round. The American had points deducted in the 7th and 9th rounds for low blows.

After a wild 9th round when both chose to stand and trade, Whitfield looked tired and when Narvaez upped his attack in the 10th the referee jumped in to save a badly hurt challenger.




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