Omar Narvaez TKO’s David Carmona, keeps WBO belt

Veteran world champion Omar Narvaez kept a firm grip on his WBO super-flyweight title with a seventh round stoppage win over David Carmona in Buenos Aires on Saturday night.

The 38-year-old southpaw kept up his unbeaten run at 115lbs with his 22nd stoppage from 44 contests in front of an adoring crowd at the Villa La Nata Sporting Club as Carmona wilted under pressure.

Narvaez, whose solitary defeat came at the hands of Nonito Donaire in a 2011 foray up to bantamweight, once again proved his standing as the best super-flyweight in the world and may now be looking at another jump up in weight.

Elsewhere in Italy, Michele Di Rocco retained his European light-welterweight title with an entertaining twelve round points win over Ville Piispanen in Milan, Italy.

‘The King’ was put down in the tenth round but recovered well to make a successful first defense of the title and card a 119-110, 118-110 (twice) victory with the judges.

Di Rocco’s record now stands at 36-1-1, whilst Piispanen drops to 17-4-3.


On the undercard, seasoned former world title challenger, Gianluca Branco scored a low-key six-round win over Konstantins Sakara to move to 48-3-1.

Also on the bill, Luca Giacon had no problem getting Ivans Levickis out of there in three,

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