Omar Narváez (boxer)

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Omar Narvaez
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Real nameOmar Andrés Narváez
Nickname(s)El Huracán (The Hurricane)
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 2 12 in (159 cm)
Reach64 in (163 cm)
NationalityArgentine
Born (1975-10-07) October 7, 1975 (age 43)
Trelew, Argentina
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights54
Wins49
Wins by KO25
Losses3
Draws2

Omar Andrés Narváez (born October 7, 1975) is an Argentine professional boxer. He is a two-weight world champion, having held the WBO flyweight title from 2002 to 2010, and the WBO junior bantamweight title from 2010 to 2014. As an amateur, Narváez represented Argentina at the 2000 Olympics, reaching the round of 16 of the super flyweight bracket. Together with Julio César Chávez, Narváez holds the record for the most successful defenses of a world title (27).

Amateur career[edit]

  • He won the gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games.
  • 1996 Olympian, as a flyweight. His results were:
  • 1997 World Championships Bronze medalist in Budapest, HUN
  • 1998 South American Games Gold medalist
  • 1999 Pan American Games Gold medalist in Winnipeg, CAN, beat Manuel Mantilla (CUB) and José Navarro (USA)
  • 1999 World Championships Silver medalist in Houston, USA, beat Steve Molitor (CAN)
  • 2000 Olympian, as a flyweight. His results were:
    • Defeated Carlos Valcárcel (Puerto Rico) 12-6
    • Lost to Volodymyr Sydorenko (Ukraine) 10-16
      • He is one of the rare foreign boxers who have won two medals (gold / bronze) at the prestigious international boxing tournament Giraldo Cordoba Cardin, which every year is celebrated in Cuba by invitation, Omar won gold in 1999 in Villa Clara, winning the final against Filipino Arlan Lily, in the semifinals had defeated the Guatemalan Castulo Gonzalez in 2000 won a bronze in the tournament in the province of Las Tunas, losing in the semifinals against the Thai Wijan Polit.

Professional career[edit]

He won the WBO world flyweight title on July 13, 2002 by a unanimous decision win over Adonis Rivas. He defended the title 16 times with wins over Luis Alberto Lazarate, Andrea Sarritzu (twice), Everardo Morales, Alexander Mahmutov, Reginaldo Martins Carvalho, Bernard Inom, Rexon Flores, Walberto Ramos, Brahim Asloum, Marlon Marquez, Carlos Tamara, Iván Pozo, Alejandro "Payasito" Hernández, Rayonta Whitfield and Omar Soto.

He then moved up to Super Flyweight and won the WBO Super Flyweight title on May 15, 2010, with a unanimous points decision against Nicaraguan Everth Briceno in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Narvaez faced Nonito Donaire on Oct. 22, 2011, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden at Bantamweight. He lost the one-sided fight by unanimous decision, his first professional loss.

He later returned to the super flyweight division and made eleven consecutive defenses of the WBO super flyweight title before getting knocked out by Naoya Inoue in the second round on December 30, 2014.

Records[edit]

  • World record for most defenses of world titles across all weights and governing bodies (27, jointly with Julio César Chávez)
  • South American record for most world title fights (31)
  • Argentinian record for most defenses of a single world title (16, beating Carlos Monzón's 14)

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
53 fights 48 wins 3 losses
By knockout 25 1
By decision 22 2
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
53 Loss 48–3–2 South Africa Zolani Tete UD 12 (12) 2018-04-21 United Kingdom The SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland For WBO bantamweight title
52 Win 48–2–2 Venezuela Jesus Vargas UD 10 (10) 2018-02-03 Argentina Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
51 Win 47–2–2 Russia Nikolai Potapov RTD 7 (12) 2017-10-14 Argentina Estadio Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina
50 Win 46–2–2 Venezuela Breilor Teran UD 10 (10) 2016-06-11 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal N° 1, Trelew, Argentina Retained IBF Latino bantamweight title
49 Win 45–2–2 Venezuela Jesus Vargas RTD 8 (10) 2016-02-19 Argentina Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro, Puerto Madryn, Argentina Won vacant IBF Latino bantamweight title
48 Win 44–2–2 Dominican Republic Diego Luis Pichardo Liriano UD 10 (10) 2015-10-10 Argentina Ce.De.M. N° 2, Caseros, Argentina Won vacant WBO International junior bantamweight title
47 Loss 43–2–2 Japan Naoya Inoue KO 2 (12) 2014-12-30 Japan Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan Lost WBO junior bantamweight title
46 Win 43–1–2 Mexico Felipe Orucuta MD 12 (12) 2014-09-19 Argentina Anfiteatro Municipal, Villa Maria, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
45 Win 42–1–2 Mexico Antonio Garcia KO 4 (12) 2014-05-17 Argentina Anfiteatro Municipal, Villa Maria, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
44 Win 41–1–2 Mexico David Carmona TKO 7 (12) 2013-12-21 Argentina Villa La Ñata Sporting Club, Benavídez, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
43 Win 40–1–2 Japan Hiroyuki Hisataka TKO 10 (12) 2013-08-24 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal N° 1, Trelew, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
42 Win 39–1–2 Mexico Felipe Orucuta SD 12 (12) 2013-05-25 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
41 Win 38–1–2 Puerto Rico David Quijano UD 12 (12) 2012-12-15 Argentina Hilton Garden Inn Hotel & Casino, San Miguel, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
40 Win 37–1–2 Mexico Johnny García KO 11 (12) 2012-10-20 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
39 Win 36–1–2 Mexico José Cabrera UD 12 (12) 2012-04-21 Argentina Estadio Aldo Cantoni, San Juan, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
38 Loss 35–1–2 Philippines Nonito Donaire UD 12 (12) 2011-10-22 United States Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, U.S. For WBC and WBO bantamweight titles
37 Win 35–0–2 Colombia William Urina UD 12 (12) 2011-06-11 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
36 Win 34–0–2 Puerto Rico Cesar Seda UD 12 (12) 2011-04-15 Argentina Club Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
35 Win 33–0–2 Mexico Víctor Zaleta UD 12 (12) 2011-02-12 Argentina Polideportivo Municipal, Monte Hermoso, Argentina Retained WBO junior bantamweight title
34 Win 32–0–2 Nicaragua Everth Briceno UD 12 (12) 2010-05-15 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Won vacant WBO junior bantamweight title
33 Win 31–0–2 Argentina Santiago Acosta UD 10 (10) 2010-02-24 Argentina Estadio Socios Fundadores, Comodoro, Argentina
32 Win 30–0–2 Mexico Omar Soto TKO 11 (12) 2009-06-26 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
31 Win 29–0–2 United States Rayonta Whitfield TKO 10 (12) 2009-02-07 Argentina Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro, Puerto Madryn, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
30 Win 28–0–2 Mexico Alejandro Hernandez UD 12 (12) 2008-09-20 Argentina Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro, Puerto Madryn, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
29 Win 27–0–2 Spain Iván Pozo RTD 7 (12) 2008-05-09 Spain Pabellon Central, Vigo, Spain Retained WBO flyweight title
28 Win 26–0–2 Colombia Carlos Tamara UD 12 (12) 2008-01-25 Argentina Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro, Puerto Madryn, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
27 Win 25–0–2 Nicaragua Marlon Marquez TKO 4 (12) 2007-09-14 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1, Trelew, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
26 Win 24–0–2 France Brahim Asloum UD 12 (12) 2007-03-10 Argentina La Palestre, Le Cannet, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
25 Win 23–0–2 Colombia Walberto Ramos UD 12 (12) 2006-10-14 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
24 Win 22–0–2 Philippines Rexon Flores UD 12 (12) 2006-08-05 Argentina Super Domo Orfeo, Cordoba, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
23 Win 21–0–2 Paraguay Feliciano Azuaga TKO 6 (10) 2006-04-21 Argentina Super Domo Orfeo, Cordoba, Argentina
22 Win 20–0–2 France Bernard Inom TKO 11 (12) 2005-12-05 France Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France Retained WBO flyweight title
21 Win 19–0–2 Brazil Wellington Vicente KO 7 (10) 2005-04-08 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1, Trelew, Argentina
20 Win 18–0–2 Argentina Marcos Obregon KO 5 (10) 2004-12-10 Argentina Club General Paz Juniors, Cordoba, Argentina
19 Win 17–0–2 Brazil Wellington Vicente TKO 10 (10) 2004-10-29 Argentina Polideportivo Carlos Cerutti, Cordoba, Argentina
18 Win 16–0–2 Brazil Reginaldo Martins Carvalho TKO 3 (12) 2004-03-06 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
17 Win 15–0–2 Russia Alexander Makhmutov RTD 10 (12) 2003-11-14 Paraguay Palais Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Paraguay Retained WBO flyweight title
16 Draw 14–0–2 Italy Andrea Sarritzu SD 12 (12) 2003-08-09 Italy Villasimius, Cagliari, Italy Retained WBO flyweight title
15 Win 14–0–1 Mexico Everardo Morales TKO 5 (12) 2003-06-07 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
14 Win 13–0–1 Italy Andrea Sarritzu SD 12 (12) 2002-12-14 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Quartu Sant'Elena, Italy Retained WBO flyweight title
13 Win 12–0–1 Argentina Luis Alberto Lazarte DQ 10 (12) 2002-09-13 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1, Trelew, Argentina Retained WBO flyweight title
12 Win 11–0–1 Nicaragua Adonis Rivas UD 12 (12) 2002-07-13 Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Won WBO flyweight title
11 Win 10–0–1 Colombia Felipe Zapata KO 1 (10) 2002-03-30 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina
10 Win 9–0–1 Argentina Marcos Obregon UD 10 (10) 2001-11-10 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina
9 Win 8–0–1 Brazil Wellington Vicente UD 10 (10) 2001-10-06 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina
8 Win 7–0–1 Argentina Sandro Pereyra TKO 1 (6) 2001-09-21 Argentina Club General Paz Juniors, Cordoba, Argentina
7 Win 6–0–1 Argentina Nicolas Vergara TKO 3 (6) 2001-08-25 Argentina General Levalle, Argentina
6 Win 5–0–1 Argentina Javier Arce KO 3 (4) 2001-06-30 Argentina Club Rivadavia, Necochea, Argentina
5 Draw 4–0–1 Argentina Carlos Montivero MD 4 (4) 2001-06-09 Argentina Estadio Gibson Brown, Posadas, Argentina
4 Win 4–0 Argentina Ricardo Toledo RTD 5 (6) 2001-04-14 Argentina Puerto Madryn, Argentina
3 Win 3–0 Argentina Ricardo Toledo MD 4 (4) 2001-01-26 Argentina Necochea, Argentina
2 Win 2–0 Argentina Daniel Monzon KO 1 (4) 2000-12-16 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 Win 1–0 Argentina Carlos Palacios RTD 4 (4) 2000-12-01 Argentina Trelew, Argentina

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Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Adonis Rivas
WBO flyweight champion
July 13, 2002 – May 2010
Vacant
Title next held by
Julio César Miranda
Vacant
Title last held by
Jorge Arce
WBO junior bantamweight champion
May 15, 2010 – December 30, 2014
Succeeded by
Naoya Inoue