Omar Narvaez retained his WBO super-flyweight title via a 12 round unanimous decision win over Mexican challenger Victor Zaleta at the Polideportivo Municipal, Monte Hermoso, Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday night.
Following a positive start, Zaleta,17-2-(9), was firmly put in his place by the 35 year-old champion, who displayed all his boxing skills to make the 26 year-old challenger miss with most of his attacking punches.
Narvaez, 32-0-2-(19), stepped up the pace in round 10 to extend his lead further against the tiring Zaleta. At the end of 12 rounds Narvaez was judged the winner by scores of 119-108 and 120-107 twice.
In the co main event Interim WBA minimumweight champ Sammy Gutierrez, 27-5-2-(18), retained his title via sixth round tko against Renan Trongco, 8-3-(5) of the Philippines.
Trongco decked Gutierrez in the opening round he seemed unnerved or seriously hurt by the knockdown. Trongco immediately went on the attack in the hope of finishing Gutierrez off but the champion stood firm, kept his composure and immediately began firing back to finish the opening round, strong. Gutierrez attacked the body in the second round, a tactic which seemed to pay off as Trongco began to slow down his attacks. .
Gutierrez was deducted a point in round six for illegal use of the elbow. Following the point deduction Gutierrez stepped up his workrate and seriously hurt Trongco with barrage of punches to both the head and body. The sustained length of the attack forced the referee to stop the fight after 2:19 of round six.
February 12, 2011