Yesterday saw bother Omar Andres Narvaez (43-1-2, 23) and younger brother Nestor Daniel Narvaes (20-2-2, 9) arrive in Japan ahead of their "brothers showdown" bouts with Japanese youngsters Naoya Inoue (7-0, 6) and Takuma Inoue (3-0, 1).
Omar Narvaez, the short of the two Argentinian brothers, will be defending his WBO Super Flyweight world title against Naoya Inoue, the former WBC Light Flyweight champion. Although it's his first visit to Japan he seemed confident when he landed at Narita airport, however it was a calm confidence unlike that of his brother.
For Nestor Daniel Narvaes the confidence oozed and edged towards arrogance as he suggested he would school the 18 year old Takuma Inoue. This bout, viewed as a huge step up in class for the younger of the Inoue's is seen as a real gut check of his ability whilst for Narvaes it's a chance to even his record in Japan following a 2012 loss to Toshiyuki Igarashi in what was a WBC Flyweight world title bout.
(Image courtesy of Hideyuki Ohashi's blog)
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