Nonito Donaire retains belt after disappointing fight

Fil-Am boxer Nonito Donaire Jr. retained his WBC/WBO bantamweight championship after dominating what he claimed a “boring” 12-round fight against Argentinian Omar Narvaez. The fight... More Below... Posted by on Oct 24th, 2011 and filed under Boxing, News, Sports, US.

Fil-Am boxer Nonito Donaire Jr. retained his WBC/WBO bantamweight championship after dominating what he claimed a “boring” 12-round fight against Argentinian Omar Narvaez.

The fight was completely one sided, and if Narvaez (35-1-2, 19 KOs) had accomplished anything that night, it was frustrating the 28-year old champ and 4,425 fans present in the Madison Square Garden Theater. The Argentinian was pretty much defensive in the beginning of the fight until the “Filipino Flash” landed hard rights on the body and a booming right on the face that wobbled him. After that, the fight left the Garden and Narvaez was all covers and ducking up to the end which prompted the crowd serious booing and chanting “this is BS!” over and over again.

“When I hit hurt him in the [fourth] round, I think he shut down,” Donaire (27-1, 18 KO’s) said. “I did everything I can.”

All three judges had scored the fight 120-108.

“It was very frustrating. The fans didn’t deserve this. My first time on the East Coast, Madison Square Garden. I apologize deeply for this. I wanted a knockout. It happens. He was definitely disappointing.”