Starting shortly on TyC Sports from Argentina, Omar Narvez defends his alphabet belt at 115 pounds against Cesar Seda in a battle of top ten super flyweights, and a fight that on paper should be the toughest Narvaez has had in quite a while.
Narvaez (33-0-2, 19 KO) is a good boxer, but one who has been criticized for fighting easy competition and fighting exclusively at home in Argentina, which really go hand-in-hand. He held the WBO's version of the flyweight title from 2002 through 2009, after which he stepped up to 115 pounds and won the vacant belt from the "sanctioning" body at that weight by beating Everth Briceno.
Tonight, he takes on Puerto Rican Cesar Seda (20-0, 15 KO) who has shown some solid promise as a potential contender at the weight. Seda is promoted by Gary Shaw and has a couple of decent wins over solid veterans already. A win over Narvaez, most suspect, will have to come by knockout, as he's unlikely to get any help on the road in Argentina.
We'll have round-by-round updates of this fight. For those watching Friday Night Fights, go here. I'll be joining there for the main event between Ruslan Provodnikov and Ivan Popoca, but first I'll be giving this one a whirl.