Nonito Donaire vs. Omar Narvaez

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Unified Bantamweight Championship
Date 22 October, 2011[1]
Location United States Madison Square Garden New York City, United States
Title(s) on the line WBO/WBC Bantamweight Championship

Philippines Nonito Donaire vs. Argentina Omar Narváez
The Filipino Flash El Huracán
Tale of the tape
Talibon, Bohol, Philippines From Trelew, Chubut, Argentina
26-1-0 (18 KO) Pre-fight record 35-0-2 (19 KO)
5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
116½ Weight 117
Orthodox Style Southpaw
Unified WBO/WBC Bantamweight Champion Recognition WBO Super Flyweight Champion

Result Donaire defeated Narvaez by UD.

Nonito Donaire vs. Omar Narváez was a Boxing Bantamweight Championship fight for the WBO and the WBC World titles.[2] Donaire made his first -- and only -- title defense against junior bantamweight titleholder Omar Narvaez. Shortly after the most significant win of his career, a highlight reel knockout of Mexico's Fernando Montiel, Donaire left Top Rank and signed with rival Golden Boy Promotions.[3] The deal was put on hold when an arbitrator upheld Top Rank's contract and enjoined Golden Boy from promoting Donaire. Eventually, Donaire worked out his differences with Top Rank, which signed him to a contract extension in mid-July.[4]

Nonito Donaire defeated Omar Narvaez by Unanimous Decision.



Donaire enters this fight riding a nine-year, 25-bout winning streak, which includes an IBF/IBO Flyweight title knockout victory of defending champion Vic Darchinyan, and a fourth-round blasting of former WBA Bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko last December. However, Donaire's most impressive victory occurred in his last fight, on February 19, when he knocked out defending WBC/WBO Bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel in the second round, ending Montiel's 25-bout winning streak while also claiming his third world title in as many weight divisions. Ten of Donaire's last 11 victories have come by way of knockout.


Omar will be making his U.S. debut. Narvaez successfully defended his title 16 times during his seven-year reign before vacating it in early 2010 to campaign at a heavier weight class. He won the vacant WBO Super Flyweight title in May 2010, pitching a near shutout to win a unanimous decision over Everth Briceno. Narvaez, one of Argentina's most popular fighters, has successfully defended his new title three times, all by unanimous decision, against opponents who had a combined record of 54-2 when he fought them.



Donaire defeated Narvaez via Unanimous Decision (120-108, 120-108, 120-108).

Preliminary card[edit]

Garcia defeated Martinez via TKO at 2:46 of the fourth round.
  • Lightweight bout: United States Michael Brooks vs. United States Eddie Ramirez
Brooks defeated Ramirez via Unanimous Decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36).
Rainone defeated Jackson via Unanimous Decision. (60-54. 59-55, 58-56).
Zewski defeated Henson via KO at 1:27 of the first round.
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Republic of Ireland Sean Monaghan vs. United States Anthony Pietrantonio
Monaghan defeated Pietrantonio via TKO at 2:51 of the fifth round.
González defeated Rivera via Unanimous Decision. (60-53, 60-53, 59-54).
  • Welterweight bout: United States Cletus Seldin vs. United States Jose Segura Torres
Seldin defeated Torres via TKO at 2:52 of the second round.

Reported fight earnings[edit]

  • Nonito Donaire $725,000 vs. Omar Narvaez $250,000
  • Mikey Garcia $100,750 vs. Juan Carlos Martinez $15,300

International Broadcasting[edit]


  1. ^ BoxRec Boxing Records. Retrieved on 2011-09-02.
  2. ^ Rafael, Dan (September 1, 2011). "Nonito Donaire to defend title Oct. 22". ESPN. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Solorzano, Edgar (March 16, 2011). "Golden Boy Adds Nonito Donaire To Their Roster". Bleacher Report. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ Velin, Bob (July 27, 2011). "Top Rank, Nonito Donaire end dispute with contract extension". USA Today. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 

See also[edit]

Preceded by
vs. Fernando Montiel
Nonito Donaire's bouts
October 22, 2011
Succeeded by
[to be determined]
Preceded by
vs. William Urina
Omar Narvaez's bouts
October 22, 2011
Succeeded by
[to be determined]