NIETES BETTER THAN EVER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Thu, 21 Feb 2013
World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes is better than ever as he prepares to defend his title against tough Mexican challenger Moises Fuentes at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu on March 2.
The fight card will be telecast by ABS-CBN over its pre-eminent Channel 2 the following morning at 10:00 a.m.
ALA Promotions patron Tony Aldeguer told the Manila Standard that Nietes is "in is best shape ever" and dropped his undefeated 122 pound sparring partner Ralph Lulu (6-1, 3KO's) with a vicious right straight during a torrid exchange.
Aldeguer said there's no problem about Nietes fading in the late rounds pointing out that he had fought several times in the high altitude of Mexico and prevailed in his minimum weight title defenses.
Aldeguer said that Fuentes and his team is scheduled to arrive on Friday in order to acclimatize himself to the environment in Cebu prior to the title showdown.
Also planing in for the fight is former world champion Marco Antonio Barrera who twice lost to Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, the first time in an 11th round TKO in November 2003 at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas.
Aldeguer told us he had invited Pacquiao to a dinner with Barrera at his sprawling home in Cebu and is hoping Pacquiao would accept the invitation and give Nietes a morale boost.
The respected boxing patron said Nietes "looks good and is ready to rumble."
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|WBO PAYS TRIBUTE TO CALZAGHE AND DE LA HOYA|
By Dong Secuya, Fri, 31 Oct 2014PH LOSES HOSTING OF WBO CONVENTION NEXT YEAR; ORLANDO, FL WILL HOST 28TH WBO CONVENTION
By Dong Secuya, Fri, 31 Oct 2014Sonny Boy Jaro leaves for DC to challenge for WBC Super Flyweight crown
By Rich Mazon , Fri, 31 Oct 2014ALGIERI: “I PLAN TO BECOME CHAMPION FOR A LONG TIME”
By Dong Secuya, Fri, 31 Oct 2014PHOTO: TOP RANK "TRIPLE THREAT"
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014NBA -- Bosh, Wade jump start season with 107-95 win over Wizards
By Simeon Alicante, Fri, 31 Oct 2014TWO MONTHS SHY OF HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY - BERNARD HOPKINS ATTEMPTS TO UNIFY AGAIN
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014NEXT THURSDAY! Chris Algieri / Zou Shiming / Roy Jones Jr. LA News Conf
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014Unbeaten Vincent chases championship dream
By , Fri, 31 Oct 2014PACQUIAO IN PERFECT FORM
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 30 Oct 2014UNDEAFEATED “PRINCE” ALBERT PAGARA, PREPARED BUT NOT OVER-CONFIDENT
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Q & A Excerpts, Benavidez Jr. Re-signs, J Trotter
By Don Smith, Thu, 30 Oct 2014THREE-TIME CHAMP KOKI KAMEDA AND WORLD-RATED MIDDLEWEIGHT CALEB TRUAX SET TO APPEAR IN SEPARATE 10-ROUND BOUTS, SATURDAY NIGHT IN CHICAGO
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014GREG COHEN PROMOTIONS JOINS FORCES WITH AUSTRALIAN PROMOTER ADAM WILCOCK
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014Billy 'The Kid' Dib returns Halloween night in Australia
By , Thu, 30 Oct 201427TH WBO CONVENTION DAY 3 REPORT (PHOTOS)
By Dong Secuya, Thu, 30 Oct 2014DAVID LEMIEUX, GABRIEL ROSADO, EDDIE GOMEZ & ZACHARY OCHOA PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND OSCAR DE LA HOYA CONGRATULATE RANDY CABALLERO ON WINNING IBF BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014First Female World Title in San Diego Set for Nov 21!
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES TO AIR FIGHT CARD FROM FANTASY SPRINGS ON NOVEMBER 13 FEATURING FOUR OF BOXING'S TOP PROSPECTS
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN TO HOST HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® TRIPLEHEADER ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 - TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014Congratulations to Darleys Perez on Retaining his Interim WBA World Title
By , Thu, 30 Oct 2014WBC LAUNCHES ‘BOXING FOR A SAFER MEXICO’
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Oct 2014Mandaue City Team Overall Champion Batang PInoy 2014
By , Wed, 29 Oct 2014