Nonito Donaire Jr., a.k.a the “Filipino Flash,” won against Omar Narvaez of Argentina on Saturday, October 22 (Sunday morning, Manila time) at the Madison Square Garden, New York.
Nonito Donaire Jr. successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight belts against Omar “El Huracan” Narvaez via unanimous decision. The Filipino Flash, however, did not get the knockout victory he was hoping for.
All the three judges voted in favor of Donaire, 120-108.
The Filipino boxer now holds a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 18 knockouts.
For Narvaez, it was the first loss of his career. His record now stands at 35-1-2.
In an interview by ESPN, Donaire apologized to the crowd for lack of action during the bout because Narvaez clammed up.
“I did my best. I was very frustrated. I’m sorry it didn’t come out the way we wanted. I wanted him to open up. He had his hands up. Now I know how Pacquiao felt with Clottey.” he said.
“The crowd didn’t deserve the fight tonight,” he added.