The Murcia-pride and 2-division world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes (32, 18 KOs-1-1) will be defending his WBO light flyweight title against Mexican Moises Fuentes (19-1-1, 10 KOs) in the Pinoy Pride XXV: The Rematch on May 10 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
WBO light flyweight champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes and Mexican Moises Fuentes.*
The 31-year-old ‘Ahas’ underwent training in the United States before returning to Cebu for his full preparation against Fuentes.
Both fighters first fought in an epic 12-round slugfest that resulted in a majority draw in March of last year at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
Nietes, who hasn’t lost since 2004, will surpass the record of Filipino boxing legend Gabriel "Flash" Elorde as the longest reigning world champion in Philippine history.
Nietes won a huge third round knockout over former Mexican world champion Sammy Gutierrez at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum last November.
The Ceres – La Salle FC continue to surge as Division 2 leader in the ongoing United Football League after shooting down Philippine Air Force FC on Sunday, 2-1 at the Nomads Sports Club pitch.
Erstwhile Azkals forward and Airman Ian Araneta fired a stunning 13th minute goal for an early 1-nil advantage.
However, Ceres’ Korean reinforcement Kyum Son Cho scored an equalizer in the 23rd minute to close the first 45 minutes, 1-all.
In the second half, the Ceres side accelerated its offense with Korean Jin Ho Kim sending his team’s second goal in the 47th minute breather for a 2-1 lead.
The Boylits duo of Boy Garingalao and Lito Masculino dominated the Doubles Event Fun Games of Monday Bowlers’ Club of Bacolod (MBCB) at Lopue’s East Bowling Center last March 31.
Boylits trailblazed the 16-team duckpin doubles bowling event with 535 pinfalls followed by MC Bowlers - Carlo Boyero & Mae Memoracion (475), EJ ’78 - Elmer Liboon & Jack Palermo (474), and M&U - Melot Alimon & Ulysis Pacheco (465).
Garingalao and Masculino received a cash prize of Php 2,000.
Special individual prizes for highest in a single game was Garinglao with 159 pinfalls, in pinning was Edwin Soluta with 96, and in a double game was Masculino with 270.
Although he wasn’t able to score a knockdown, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (56, 38KOs-5-0) regained the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight belt in a unanimous decision, 16-112, 116-112, 118-110, against Timothy "Dessert Storm" Bradley (31, 12KOs-1-0) in Pacquiao-Bradley 2: Vindication at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.
For Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, who joined thousands of Bacoleños, at the BAYS Center said that yesterday’s fight showed that Bradley has no match against Pacquiao. "Pacquiao fought as the true champion while, Bradley only tried to display showmanship. But, showmanship will not win a fight," the local chief executive said. "Bradley wanted to do a Floyd Mayweather style of fight but, he’s too far from it," Puentevella added.
With three weeks to go before the AFC President’s Cup officially kicks off in Bacolod City on May 6-10, the Negros Occidental-owned Panaad Park and Stadium is currently undergoing various renovations and facelifts to meet the requirement set by the Asean Football Confederation (AFC).
This was disclosed on Saturday by Nicolas Golez, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Chairman, stressing that he has given the contractor 10-15 days to finish the needed repairs, rehabilitations and construction of required facilities in the stadium under the AFC guidelines. "We have to work on the construction of two more dressing rooms with showers at the Panaad Stadium.
The two-day tournament will be expecting hundreds of teams to join the 1st Ceres Cup Football Festival on May 17-18, 2014 in the cities of Bacolod and Talisay.
This will be played at the Ceres FC North Football Field, Ceres FC Mandalagan Football Field, and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Talisay football pitch.
Fourteen categories will be featured in this tournament, which include: Under-8, Under-9 and Under-10 (all open to boys, girls or mixed teams), Under-11, Under-12 and Under-13 (all in the boy’s category), Under-14 Girls, Under-15 Boys, Under-18 Boys, Under-18 Girls, Under-20 Boys, Men’s Open, Ladies’ Open and 38-Above.
Registration fee is pegged at P1,000 – 38-Above and Men’s Open while, P800 – the age-groups. For interested parties, contact Competition Committee at 0916-687-3460.
Active Solid Strikers Fellowship Bowlers Inc. (ASSFBI)-Silverado and ASSFBI II-Condura dominated the men’s & women’s divisions in the 3rd Condura Cup 2014 Panaad Sa Negros Open Trio Bowling Tournament held at the New Top’s Millennium Plaza Alley in Bacolod City last Sunday.
The Silverado pin crushers of Cecil Ramon Silverio carried the twice-to-beat advantage after topping the five-game series elimination rounds defeated Sharp Aquos of Irne Diaz in the deciding contest, 355-341, to win the top prize and the tournament’s crown.
Aquos downed ASSFBI in its first game confrontation, 339-330, to forge a rubber match.
With less than a month left before this year’s AFC President’s Cup kicks off on May 6-10, 2014 at the Panaad Park and Stadium, the Ceres – La Salle FC are currently in tough preparation as they battle the best teams in this tournament.
The Ceres – La Salle FC is in Group B along with some of the strongest teams in the tournament namely: FC HTTU of Turkmenistan, Tatung Company of Chinese Taipei and Rimyongsu Club of the People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).
"As our province once again is task to host an international event – the AFC President’s Cup. It’s an opportunity for us, Negrenses, to show our support to our very own Ceres-La Salle FC," said Nicolas Golez, Local Organizing Committee Chairman.
More than 20 teams are expected to join the 2014 Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) Class 1996 Trio Bowlfest as it opens today, April 10, 6:30 PM at the Negros Super Lanes (NSL), Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City.
The 10-round tournament will be open to all active and aspiring duckpin bowlers in Bacolod & Negros Occidental which is scheduled every Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Guaranteed prizes at stake is close to P20,000 but this is subject for increase depending on the number of teams. Entry fee is pegged at P1,500 excluding lane fees.
There will be a 3-ball event before the start of the 3-game set and other surprises to be announced during the tournament.
Reigning Philippine Boxing Federation Flyweight champion Juan "The Punisher" Purisima of the Top Prime Stable in Bacolod City continue to struggle in the international arena after he suffered a 3rd round TKO against undefeated WBA light flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez of Nicargua on Sunday at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
With Gonzalez’s victory, the Latino champion remained unblemished with 39 wins, 33 of which coming by way of knockout while, Rev. Henry Guanzon’s protégée, Purisima, dropped to11 wins (4KOs) and 5 losses (2KOs).
Despite the loss, Purisima is optimistic to redeem himself in the international boxing scene.