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.*
ALA Promotions President Michael Aldeguer, earlier, said that Nietes eyes big names in the boxing.
Meanwhile, early this month, Nietes finally made an answer to those who were in doubt of him as a world champion when he knocked Mexican challenger Moises ‘Moi’ Fuentes with 2:56 minutes in the 9th round of the Pinoy Pride 25: The Rematch for Glory held at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.
The 31-year-old Nietes came into the fight differently – showing good lateral movement above the ring as he landed sharp punches on the Mexican rival.
However, Fuentes went aggressive in the third round but, Nietes’ counter punching has kept the champion in control.
Fuentes continued missing lot of shots in the succeeding rounds until the champion caught him with a powerful punches that sent the Mexican into the canvas.
The challenger got up and tried to fight back but, the screaming crowd pushed Nietes for a strong finish on Fuentes forcing American referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight.
"I really prepared hard for this [fight] and we studied the tape of our first fight," Nietes said. "I never noticed any adjustment from them. He was still using the same strategy he sued in our first fight." Nietes stressed.
With Nietes recent victory, the Negrense is close at surpassing the record of Filipino boxing great Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde as the longest Filipino world champion.*