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Boxing Round-by-Round Recap: Nonito Donaire vs. Omar Narvaez

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By Nick Tylwalk

Nonito Donaire vs. Omar Andres Narvaez is about to get underway.  After a delay due to a problem with Donaire's gloves, the fighters are finally making their way to the ring.  Narvaez is in already and here comes Donaire.  Narvaez is 35-0-2 with 19 KOs, while 26-1-0 with 18 KOs. 

Here we go.

Round 1 
They square off in the center.  Donaire is looking larger than Narvaez.  They are feeling each other out.  Donaire flashes the jab here and there.  Narvaez tries to get a counter hook in.  Donaire finally throws a power punch and it's a straight right hand.  Donaire lands a short left.  Narvaez counters with a right hook.  Narvaez sneaks in another right hook that grazes.  Narvaez gets a couple good hooks in before the bell and they trade a bit afterwards.  Close first round.

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 2
Donaire comes forward throwing the jab.  Donaire lands an elusive left hook.  Now a nice left to the body.  Narvaez lands a great straight left hand.  Followed by a nice right hand.  Now a jab from Narvaez.  This has been a pro-Narvaez round.  He's landing the better punches.  Donaire is struggling finding his opponent.  

Parker: 10-9 Narvaez 

Round 3
Donaire lands a nice right hand to the body.  He misses with a couple hooks but tags Narvaez with a right hook.  He lands a left, but Narvaez conters with a quick right hand.  Donaire swings for the fences and Narvaez uses amazing movement to get out of the way of each one.  Narvaez lands a nice right hand.  Donaire switches to southpaw.  Now back to orthodox.  Donaire is busier this round, but he's not landing anything.  Tough round to score.

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 4
Donaire is staying busy in round 4.  Narvaez may be waiting for this fight to go down the stretch to start opening up.  Donaire lands a left to the body after getting about the 10 before that blocked.  Donaire lands a big right hand and Narvaez is staggered.  Donaire goes in for the KO.  He lands a left and a right.  Narvaez is against the ropes.  He's taking more shots.  He makes it out and lands a jab before the bell.

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 5
Donaire goes back to the jab.  Narvaez is covering up even more now in this round.  Not much landing for either fighter in this round.  Donaire tries to counter a Narvaez right hand, but it misses.  Narvaez lands a jab.  They trade jabs down the stretch.  Not much action in that round.

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 6
Donaire continues to be the busier fighter, but not much is geting through and Narvaez isn't throwing enough.  The crowd starts to boo.  Donaire throws a jab to the body.  Donaire gets Narvaez against the ropes and he throws big haymakers.  None of them land.  Narvaez finally opens up and throws a big right hand that misses, but backs Donaire up.  Donaire is throwing all the punches in this fight, but Narvaez's defense is amazing.

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 7
Donaire is trying to find ways to get through Narvaez defense, but at this rate he doesn't need to cause he's winning these rounds.  Narvaez isn't throwing much of anything.  Narvaez scores with a jab.  Donaire throws a three punch combo into the gloves of Navarez.  That round was a whole lot of nothing, and the crowd boos some more.

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 8
This round is more of the same: Lots of action from Donaire, lots of defense from Narvaez.  Donaire lands a combo and the ref tells him to keep his punches up.  It didn't look low to me.  Narvaez is throwing a little more, but not landing.  Narvaez lands a left hook, but took to punches in the midsection.  

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 9
Narvaez just doesn't look like he wants to fight.  His gloves are catching a lot of punches, but he's not throwing back.  Donaire is trying to open him up with head movements and dropping his gloves, but Narvaez will just not fight.  Donaire's punches haven't lost and pop.  He's still throwing at a high volume.  Narvaez finally throws a jab.  Donaire thorws a fast flurry at the end.

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 10
Donaire lands a right hand and backs up Narvaez.  Narvaez keeps his defenses up, and his punch output low.  Donaire land a left to the body.  Donaire gets warned for low blows again.  The still don't look low.  Donaire lands a power right hand.  Narvaez lands a right.  

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 11
More boos coming from the crowd.  It sounds like the entire arena.  It's hard to blame Donaire.  He's trying to get inside and make this a fight.  Narvaez is the one to blame for this stinker.  I'm looking forward to seeing the difference is thrown punches.  Narvaez throws a single right hand and it's blocked.  Donaire keeps throwing his combos.  Donaire puts more punches into Narvaez's gloves.  Donaire lands a nice right hand to the body.  

Parker: 10-9 Donaire 

Round 12
Narvaez lands a short lef thand.  He seems to be opening a little more.  Donaire keeps fighting the fight.  Here comes a "this is bull sh**" chant from the crowd and it's pretty loud.  Narvaez just keeps his defense up.  Donaire is coming in with his gloves down completely and Narvaez still won't throw.  The fans got to see Donaire go twelve rounds with a the equivalent of a heavy bag.   

Parker: 10-9 Donaire

Parker: 119-109 Donaire

The three judges score the bout 120-108 all for the winner by unanimous decision Nonito Donaire

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