Dennis TAylor

Narvaez set to defend against 20 year old

Junior bantamweight titleholder Omar Narvaez will put his unbeaten record and WBO belt on the line June 11 against Juan Carlos Sanchez, a once-beaten Mexican prospect with just 14 pro fights.

Narvaez (34-0-2, 19 knockouts) and Sanchez (12-1-1, 7 KOs) will meet at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the third defense of Narvaez's 115-pound crown. The 35-year-old Argentine made 16 successful defenses of his world flyweight crown, which he held for nearly eight years before moving up in weight in 2010.

Sanchez, a 20-year-old southpaw, has won five straight since suffering the only loss of his career in February 2010 to a 4-0 fighter. His most recent outing was an eight-round unanimous decision over Juan Francisco Estrada, who was 18-0.


Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.


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