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Narvaez vs. Hisataka: El Huracan Defeats Hiroyuki Hisataka Via 10th-Round TKO

Alex BallentineFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 10, 2017

Omar Andres Narvaez (40-1-2) successfully defended his WBO Super Flyweight title on Saturday night with a vicious 10th-round TKO victory over Hiroyuki Hisataka (22-11-1) in Argentina. 

Ryan Bivins of Sweet Boxing tweeted out the result:


The victory marked Narvaez's eighth consecutive successful defense of the title and knockout victory No. 21 in his impressive career. 

Narvaez came out early and dominated the pace of the bout, constantly peppering Hisataka with shots from the outside. Time and time again, Narvaez showcased his superior skills as the challenger was left hoping to survive the duration of the 12-round fight. 

Unfortunately for Hisataka, it wasn't in the cards, as Narvaez's work started to become too much for the 28-year-old challenger. The champion continued to batter him with power shots until the referee had to call an end to the action in the 10th round. 

Hisataka doesn't have the greatest track record in the world: This was his third failed shot at a world title and his second loss in his last three fights. But "El Huracan" showed why he's still ranked as the No. 1 fighter in his weight class by ESPN

With his only loss coming out of his own weight class to Nonito Donaire (31-2) in 2011 via unanimous decision at bantamweight, Narvaez definitely deserves his title as king of the Super Flyweight division. 

That doesn't mean there aren't challengers looking to surpass the 38-year-old, though. Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr. is coming off of a strong victory over Narvaez's countryman, Roberto Sosa. At 16-1-1, he's making his own case to be considered the top Super Flyweight in the world. 

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