One of the world's top super flyweights returned to the ring last night as busy WBO king Omar Andres Narvaez tangled with Colombian challenger William Urina at Buenos Aires' legendary boxing venue Estadio Luna Park.
The taller Urina, a late replacement opponent, wasted no time in getting to the point as he took the fight to the champion over the first two frames in the all-southpaw clash but Narvaez's greater ability kept the challenger from getting out ahead.
Facing a high volume of straight punches from Urina, Narvaez, who was participating in his third title fight already this year, counter attacked with quick overhand shots on the inside.
Urina kept the workrate up and was scoring with a fair number of his efforts but Narvaez continued to land the harder shots.
Narvaez began to go to the body to try and slow the challenger down but but Urina kept up the pressure, making the 35 year old champ work very hard.
The champion slowed down in the sixth and Urina stepped things up in response but had his momentum cut down when he lost a point for low blows.
Narvaez regrouped and showed why his nickname is "El Hurracan", battering Urina with a blizzard of shots from all angles. The eight saw Urina land his best combination of the fight, shaking Narvaez but the champion refused to bend and was punishing the Colombian by the end of the frame.
The late rounds sees Narvaez take over, hammering an ineffective Urina with hard punches upstairs and down. The 12th round was a sloppy affair that finally ends well after the bell and the champion then gets the nod on all three cards, 117-110.
Retaining the WBO belt for the third time, Narvaez remains undefeated at 35-0-2 (19), while Urina loses his second in a row, falling to 17-2 (14).
Also at Luna Park, Yesica Yolanda Bopp, 16-0 (7), retained her WBO/WBA Female light fly crowns by hammering out Yesenia Martinez Castrejon, 9-7 (8), in the ninth frame.