Omar Narvaez performed a methodical demolition of Mexico’s Antonio “Tostado” Garcia, a 20-year-old contender who gave a decent account of himself during the first stretch of the bout, only to be sent down by a body shot in the fifth round.
Omar Narvaez retained his WBO 115-pound title for the ninth time on Saturday with a seventh-round TKO of David Carmona in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The long-reigning two-division beltholder dominated Carmona despite being 16 years older than the challenger.
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight’s junior featherweight bout during which WBC titleholder Leo Santa Cruz won by unanimous decision over Cesar Seda. The Showtime broadcast began at 5:00 p.m. PT/ 8:00 p.m. ET.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
RING junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire on clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday: “When it comes down to the title fights, we’re both aggressive and we can both be offensive guys.”
Nonito Donaire on facing Toshiaki Nishioka: “You have to find the fighters who can challenge you and who will put you at risk. You put yourself at risk of losing, at risk of getting hurt, at risk of losing your life. That’s all part of boxing.”
Nonito Donaire will face junior featherweight Toshiaki Nishioka after former lightweight beltholder Brandon Rios makes his junior welterweight debut in a clash of unbeatens with Mike Alvarado on Oct. 13.
WBO junior featherweight beltholder Nonito Donaire will defend his crown against former titleholder Toshiaki Nishioka on Oct. 13 at Home Depot Center. Brandon Rios makes his junior welterweight debut against Mike Alvarado on the undercard.