Donnie Nietes

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Nietes Dominates Mexican Challenger Via UD in US

Current World Boxing Organization and Ring junior flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (37, 21KOs-1-4) of Murcia and Bacolod City dominated Mexican challenger Juan “Pinky” Alejo (21, 13KOs-4-0) in a 12-round championship fight for the Pinoy Pride 33: The Philippines vs The World at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California yesterday.

The 33-year-old Nietes displayed another well-mastered technical fighting against Alejo’s slug-type game. Nietes edged Alejo via unanimous decision: 120-108, 119-111 and 119-111.

Nietes to Fight in US for PP33 on Oct.17

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.

Nietes Eyes Big Names in Flyweight

World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes (33, 19KOs-1-4) expresses readiness to fight anybody inside the ring and prepared to fight fellow champion during an interview over Aksyon Isports of dyEZ Aksyon Radyo–Bacolod over the weekend.

This was champion’s reaction when asked how he takes on reports of possible unification fight against undefeated and reigning WBA light flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez of Nicaragua or WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico.


Mayor Monico Puentevella gives WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes a hero's welcome last Saturday.*

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.