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Big Fights Coming to Boxnation, Donaire/Narvaez added to line up


The latest addition to an action-packed October is the potential thriller between WBO/WBC World Bantamweight Champion and Top-Five pound-for-pound fighter Nonito Donaire against two-time world champion Omar Andres Narvaez, LIVE on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456) on Saturday 22nd October from the Mecca of Boxing – New York’s Madison Square Garden.

“Filipino Flash” Donaire has being hailed as the new Manny Pacquaio with an explosive all-action style just like his fellow countryman. He’s unbeaten in nine years and on a 25-fight unbeaten run with knockout wins over IBF/IBO World Flyweight Champion Vic Darchinyan and fourth-round KO of former WBA World Bantamweight Champion Wladimir Sidorenko. The best win so far has been against WBC/WBO World Bantamweight Champion Fernando Montiel who he stopped in the second round.

Argentina’s Narvaez, a two-time Olympian, won his first world title – the WBO World Flyweight Championship – in only his 12th fight against Adonis Rivas. He defended the title an amazing 16 times in a seven year reign before vacating and stepping up a division. Narvaez then claimed the Vacant WBO Super-Flyweight title with a win over Everth Briceno and has since made three successful defences.

Coming up LIVE on BoxNation this Saturday (22nd October) night is the British blockbuster showdown between WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly and bitter rival Tony Bellew from a packed crowd at the Liverpool Echo Arena; then the action switches to the Staples Centre in LA where the legendary Bernard Hopkins defends his WBC World Light-Heavyweight title against Chad Dawson.

On Friday 21st October British Cruiserweight Champion Rob Norton defends his title against Leon Williams LIVE at East London’s world famous York Hall. Then the following night, a LIVE international DOUBLE-HEADER begins in Germany with Marco Huck’s WBO World Cruiserweight title defence against Rogelio Omar Rossi; switching to New York for Nonito Donaire’s WBC/WBO World Bantamweight Title defence against Omar Andres Narvaez.

Friday 28th October LIVE from the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester, super-hot talent Frankie Gavin – the only British fighter ever to win a gold medal at the World Amateur Championship – defends his WBO Intercontinental Welterweight title against former French Champion Frank Haroche Horta.

Then on Saturday 5th November, it’s another big international DOUBLE-HEADER, starting LIVE at the Wembley Arena in London with Ricky Burns’ Interim WBO World Lightweight title challenge against one of the world’s most exciting fighters – Michael Katsidis, plus a big domestic super-middleweight bust-up between British and Commonwealth Champion George Groves and former British Champion Paul Smith. The action then switches LIVE to Copenhagen where WBO World Super-Middleweight Champion Robert Stiglitz defends his title against Mikkel Kessler in a huge showdown.

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