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Nietes Stunned Fuentes; Murcia to honor him

PASAY CITY - Negrense Donnie "Ahas" Nietes proved that he is better that Mexican Moises "Moi" Fuentes in their grudge rematch for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Light Flyweight title for Pinoy 25 Saturday night at the Mall of Asia here.


Murcia Mayor Andrew Montelibano

Five months ago, Nietes and Fuentes ended in a draw held in Cebu City.

Fuentes was aggressive and chasing Nietes from the start of the round but Nietes counter and found his mark through body shots and counter to the head that cause Fuentes face swollen.

He paid dearly for it. Fuentes end came in 2.56 minutes of the ninth round after three knockdowns. The second knockdown was clear but Nietes punched him while down prompting referee Robert Byrd award deduction for Nietes.

Standoff Between Murcia Parish & LGU

Over Illegal Gambling, Drugs Ouster Moves vs. Priests

A spark between church leaders and municipal officials in Murcia can ignite anytime allegedly over illegal gambling, rampant illegal drug trade and ouster moves against priests in the Andrew Montelibano-mayored town.

This was more evident during an interview granted by Fr. Greg Patiño to DYRL Abyan Radyo’s Pitik Palabtik program, hosted by Nonoy Ferrer and co-host Henceboy Cestina.