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Narvaez retains WBO super flyweight belt with split decision over Orucuta

Omar Andres Narvaez (39-1-2, 20 KOs) of Argentina won a split decision over Felipe Orucuta (27-2, 23 KOs) of Mexico to hold onto his WBO super flyweight title. It was good two-way action all the way but Orcuta appeared to do enough to win, closing strong in the last three rounds of fight. Round twelve was all Orucuta who followed the instructions of trainer Nacho Berinstein to keep throwin punches until the final bell rang. The 37-year-old Narvaez had his moments throughout the bout but the 27-year-old Orucuta took it to him from beginning to the end. Judge Bill Lerch had it 118-110 for Orucuta but was overuled by judgesJose Roberto Torres and Rocky Young who both had it 115-113 for Narvaez. The bout took place at the Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina.

In other action, feather-fisted jr welterweight Cesar Cuenca remained unbeaten and brought his record to 45-0 with just 2 KOs with a ten round unanimous decision over Gustavo Burmudez (16-10-2, 6 KOs). Also jr middleweight Brian Castano (4-0, 3 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Cesar Velez (12-4-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled ten-rounder.

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