By Gabriel F. Cordero
On Saturday night, longtime WBO flyweight world champion Omar Narvaez (31-0-2, 19 KOs) from Argentina will seek to capture the vacant WBO super flyweight crown against #1 rated Everth Briceno (32-5-1, 26 KOs) of Nicaragua at the famous Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The unbeaten Narvaez has made 16 successful defenses of the WBO flyweight world title that he took from Nicaraguan Adonis Rivas on July 13, 2002.
For Briceño, it will be his second shot at a world title, having come up short against Mexican Fernando Montiel in 2005. In his last fight, Briceno took a majority decision over Dominican Juan Mercedes to claim the WBO Latino super flyweight belt.
“I am enthusiastic and ready to fight Narváez, but not only to fight him, but to defeat him. The chance to be champion is something that I’ve expected, a dream that I can do in reality,” said Briceño.
Briceño is promoted by Prodesa and Narvaez is promoted by Osvaldo Rivero.