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Whitfield aims to derail Narvaez!

Prize Fight Promotions are raking up their air miles this week with two big fight events on opposite sides of the world. On Saturday in Puerto Madryn, Argentina, WBO flyweight champion Omar Narvaez (28-0, 17 KOs) defends for the 14th time against unbeaten Rayonta “Stingray” Whitfield (22-0, 11 KOs). “It’s going to be an exciting fight, I can’t wait,” said Whitfield. “My training camp was the best I have ever had [and] we have a ironclad plan of how to defeat Narvaez. I am in it to win it!” In addition, on tomorrow night’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights, light heavyweight Yusef Mack goes against NABF titleholder Chris Henry in a 12 round-title match up at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, MD,  with undefeated Dominican middleweight Fernando Guerrero 12-0, 11 KOs also seeing action.

Guerrero will go head to head with Gabriel Rosado 10-2, 6 KOs in an 8 round match up. Guerrero’s last outing in front of his hometown drew a crowd of over 6,000 fans, leaving ShoBox commentator Nick Charles in awe of the turn out saying “We’ve done fights in just about every state and overseas but this place is unsurpassed. I’ve never heard a crowd that surpasses this.”

Middleweight Shawn Porter 4-0, 4KOs will make his TV debut in a 4 rounder against Cory Jones 4-3,1KO. Rounding out the card is Farah Ennis 8-0, 4KO’s vs. Chris Archer 10-5, 6KOs in a 6 round super middleweight clash, and making his pro debut is Middleweight Dominic Wade. Wade made it all the way to the 2007 Olympic trials but fell short of making the team.

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