Nonito Donaire Jr. Defeats Omar Narvaez Via Unanimous Decision

Philippines' Nonito Donaire Jr. successfully defended his WBC and WBO bantamweight titles against Argentina’s Omar Narvaez.

“The Filipino Flash” defeated “El Huracan” in their match at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, October 22, 2011 (Sunday, October 23 Manila time).

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All the judges scored the bout for Donaire at 120-108.

It was a one-sided match as Narvaez did not engage throughout the fight despite his prior assurance that he will be in the ring to “impress.”

Donaire tried hard to put up a show to no avail.

From the first until the last round, all the Argentinian boxer did was block and throw weak counterpunches once in a while. He got booed by spectators during the fight. Some expressed their dismay by chanting “This is not boxing! This is not boxing!”

Reports say that Saturday's match was the last for Donaire at bantamweight. The three-division world champion is expected to go up a division higher starting next year.

There is a possibility that Donaire will be fighting WBO super bantamweight champion Jorge Arce in early 2012 and WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka months later.

Donaire is currently rated by The Ring as the number four pound-for-pound boxer in the world.