Murcia-hailed and defen-ding WBO light flyweight champion Donnie ‘Ahas’
Nietes is scheduled to headline “Pinoy Pride 33: Filipinos Conta Latinos” on
October 17 at the StubHub Center in Carson City, California.
This is the much-awaited moment for the 33-year-old Negrense Pride who has
dominated his weight class for more than seven years –making him the longest
reigning Filipino world boxing champion.
“I’m very happy with this development. I was originally set to defend my
title this November in Bacolod but, upon learning that I’m going to fight in the
US, I said to myself that this is it. This is a huge exposure for me,” said
Nietes – who have long been waiting for this opportunity.
Nietes, likewise, stressed that they already started their training and
preparation for this fight however, has yet to name his opponent. “We will know
by next week, maybe, who will be my opponent,” he added.
It was recalled that Nietes fortified his image as among the world’s most
successful technical fighters of his time after disappointing Mexican challenger
and erstwhile unified titlist Francisco ‘Chihuas’ Rodriguez during his last
fight held at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu.