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
( 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.