Omar Andres Narvaez Fighter Profile, Career Record and Bio (34-0-2, 19 K.O.)
Nicknamed “El Huracan” ( The Hurricane), Omar Narvaez was born on July 10, 1975 in Argentina. He is a southpaw professional boxer in the Super Flyweight Division and is the current WBO Super Flyweight Champion.
Omar Andrez Narvaez had a stellar amateur career which includes being the first fighter from the 2000 Olympics to capture a major world title. Some of his accomplishments in his amateur career include: a gold medal in the 1999 Pan American Games, he was a 1996 and a 2000 Olympian in the Flyweight Divisions, won a bronze medal in the World Championships in 1997 and a South American Games gold medalist.
Narvaez turned Pro in the year 2000 and racked up ten victories before earning a title shot against WBO Flyweight Champion Adonis Rivas. Narvaez knocked Rivas down in the 7th and cruised to a dominating unanimous decision victory, the scores were 117-109, 117-109 and 119-109. Narvaez would go on to successfully defend that title 15 times, breaking Carlos Monzon’s national record of title defenses. Notable wins came against the likes of Carlos Tamara, Brahim Asloum, Luis Lazarte and others.
After defending the WBO Flyweight title 15 times in a row, Narvaez moved up in weight to challenge Everth Briceno for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight Title. In what was a considered a messy fight, Briceno was deducted points in rounds 5, 8 and 11. Narvaez would go on to win a landslide unanimous decision with scores of 117-108, 117-108, and 118-107. He has now defended that title two times, first against Victor Zaleta and most recently against Cesar Seda.
Even though Narvaez is an undefeated title holder, he has yet to really break through, reason being that he’s mostly fought in Argentina, his home country. If Narvaez really wants to break into the mainstream of the boxing world, he needs to land a bout with the likes of Hugo Cazares and he’s going to have to take some risks and leave the comfort of his home. In his last fight, he turned away a stiff test in Seda, and with more performances like this, we can expect Narvaez to keep climbing the ladder and eventually try and unify the division.