Nietes ready vs Fuentes rematch

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014


MURCIA'S pride and two-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (32-1-1, 18 KOs) will defend his WBO light flyweight title against Mexican Moises Fuentes (19-1-1, 10 KOs) on May 10 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The 31-year-old "Ahas," along with WBO minimumweight champion Merlito Sabillo, is currently in the United States for a training camp in preparation for his return bout 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.

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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.

Fuentes is on a three-fight winning streak including a seventh round stoppage against Omar Salado in Mexico City.

The Nietes-Fuentes 2 is presented by the ALA Promotions, Asia’s top boxing promotion outfit, and Fuentes’ handler Zanfer Promotions. (HGD)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 05, 2014.

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