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Robert Garcia: Donaire is Fully Focused on Narvaez

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By Keith Idec

Boxingscene.com

NEW YORK — Nonito Donaire’s itinerary since he arrived in New York last weekend included a trip to the Jersey City Public Library to celebrate Filipino-American History Month, a reception in his honor at the Philippines Consulate in New York and a photo shoot atop the Empire State Building.

And the majority of questions he has answered have been about potential opponents, not Omar Narvaez, his foe Saturday night in an HBO main event in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. But his trainer, Robert Garcia, has tried to re-assure anyone that’s concerned about the heavily favored Donaire overlooking the unbeaten two-division champion from Argentina.

His fighter’s focus, Garcia promised, is squarely on beating Narvaez, not the grand plans his handlers have for “The Filipino Flash.”

“This is Nonito’s first time fighting in New York, so it’s big for him,” Garcia said. “But we’ve got a great opponent. He’s an undefeated fighter, a champion that, if I’m not mistaken, broke a record in Argentina by defending his [titles] 17 or 18 times. So we can’t take him lightly. We’ve got to come out with a good game plan.”

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