NIETES COMING HOME
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Sun, 09 Mar 2014
Unable to get decent sparring in the US, WBO light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes is coming home from the US and will continue training for his mandatory rematch with Moises Fuentes on May 10.
ALA Promotions patron Tony Aldeguer told the Manila Standard that Nietes who is the longest reigning champion with a record of 32-1-4 with 18 knockouts and was in intense training for his title defense was forced to return home because he couldn’t get the right kind of sparring and also because he wanted to attend the Annual “Flash” Elorde Banquet of Champions on March 25 where he is one of the major awardees.
Trainer Edito “Ala” Villamor said that after two weeks of sparring in San Diego and excellent work done by strength and conditioning coach Nick Curson, both Nietes and WBO minimum weight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo are in fine shape.
Sabillo, the devastating southpaw puncher will defend his title against Mexico’s No. 9 ranked Francisco Rodriguez who has a record of 13-2 with 9 knockouts on March 22 in Monterrey, Mexico.
Villamor has said that Sabillo is well prepared for his third title defense and is in great shape. He is punching really hard and is showing hand-speed.”
The trainer who will accompany Sabillo to Mexico said the minimumweight champion has shown great improvement since he retained his title with a split draw against top-rated Carlos Buitrago of Nicaragua at the famed Araneta Coliseum last November 30.
Photo: Nietes (R) knocked out Rodriguez in Nietes last fight.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|FREDDIE ROACH CONCERNED ABOUT PACQUIAO’S TIREDNESS, PLANS TO GIVE HIM TWO DAYS OFF A WEEK|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 30 Sep 2016HARDMAN HILT TAKES THE HARD ROAD TO THE TITLE
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016ESHO TO HEADLINE WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT IN CHICAGO, THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Boxer Victor Ortiz -- The DUI Mug Shot (PHOTO)
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Adam Lopez to take on Carlos Valcarcel on Saturday, November 12th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia and LIVE on ONE World Sports
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016PACQUIAO TRAINING SPECIAL ON ‘THE MAIN EVENT’ AT 8:30 P.M. SATURDAY ON PINOY BOX OFFICE (PBO) OVER SKY CABLE, SATURDAY 8:30 P.M.P.M.
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 30 Sep 2016FLOSPORTS TO LIVE STREAM JUERGEN BRAEHMER VS NATHAN CLEVERLY WBA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT ON FLOBOXING.TV
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016ARTUR BETERBIEV TO FACE ISIDRO PRIETO DECEMBER 23 AT THE CASINO DU LAC LEAMY, GATINEAU
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016DIALE, LUMACAD, CLAVERAS, BORRES MAKE WEIGHT IN DOUBLE OPBF CHAMPIONSHIPS
By Lito delos Reyes, Fri, 30 Sep 2016BOCA AND NANTAPECH MAKE WEIGHT FOR IBF REGIONAL TITLE BOUT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 30 Sep 2016Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Smith: Rating 18 Undefeated boxers, Iron Boy 35 & Much More
By Don Smith, Fri, 30 Sep 2016TWO WORLD TITLE FIGHTS SET FOR ONE: DEFENDING HONOR IN SINGAPORE ON 11 NOVEMBER
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Conor McGregor -- 'I'm Ready to Fight Mayweather' (VIDEO)
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Cruiserweight Howard Ready for 'The Drill' This Saturday Night in Minnesota
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Salita's 'Detroit Brawl' Returns on Saturday, November 12, at Historic Masonic Temple
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016GH3 Promotions signs three undefeated prospects in bantamweight Stephon Young; lightweight Logan Yoon and super featherweight Antonio Williams
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016WORLD BOXING COUNCIL WARNS ON CONSUMPTION OF ENERGY DRINKS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 29 Sep 2016Dana White -- Not Writing Off CM Punk Yet ... We Talked On Phone (VIDEO)
By , Thu, 29 Sep 2016Lomachenko vs Walters, Nov. 26 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Live on HBO
By , Thu, 29 Sep 2016PETALCORIN BEATS DONNIE MABAO IN TEN ROUND SHUTOUT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 29 Sep 2016Cris 'Cyborg' -- Ronda Rousey is a Coward ... Bring It On! (VIDEO)
By , Thu, 29 Sep 2016ROACH: "PACQUIAO IS STRONGER AND QUICKER NOW"
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 29 Sep 2016PACQUIAO LOOKS GOOD IN SPARRING WITH UNBEATEN JOSE CARLOS RAMIREZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 28 Sep 2016Japanese entrepreneur sets launching of Pacquiao Gym in November
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Wed, 28 Sep 2016