Philippines, 09 Aug 2022
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


MASAM SPORTS 60: DONNIE NIETES REMATCH WITH KAZUTO IOKA SET ON JULY 13 IN JAPAN


PhilBoxing.com




Former four-division champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes and reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior bantamweight champion Kazuto Ioka are scheduled to fight in a world title bout on July 13 in Japan.

As reported by BoxingScene, both camps have agreed to terms to avoid a WBO purse bid hearing.

“Please be advised that the WBO World Championship Committee is hereby ordering the commencement of negotiations for the subject matter bout,” the WBO wrote.

“The parties herein have 30 days upon issuance of this letter to negotiate and reach an agreement accordingly. If an accord is not reached within the time frame set forth herein, purse bid proceedings will be called per WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests.”

The WBO also required a minimum bid amount of $100,000 for the upcoming Nietes-Ioka match.

Curiously, Nietes (43-1-6, 23 KOs) will fight for the first time in Japan.

The boxing organization formally ordered the bout last April 1 as they will engage in a rematch of their 2018 New Year’s Eve clash at the Wynn Palace Cotai in Macau.

The 39-year-old Nietes won the first fight over Ioka with a split decision on December 31, 2018. The scores were 118-110 and 116-112 for Nietes, while the third has it 116-112 for Ioka. Nietes joins Pacquiao and Donaire as the only Filipino boxers to win world titles in four weight divisions.

But Nietes relinquished the belt months later which made the Japanese star win the title again over Filipino rival Aston Palicte in June 2019.

The former ALA Gym mainstay went on a two-year inactivity but made a sensational comeback via a unanimous decision win over Pablo Carillo of Colombia to win the vacant WBO international super-flyweight title at the Caesars Palace in Dubai, UAE.

Nietes by then had signed with Probellum Promotion and his last fight was against Norbelto Jimenez of Dominican Republic but the 10-round bout ended up with a split draw as Nietes retained the WBO international title. The scores were 96-94 Nietes, 96-94 Jimenez and 95-95 even on December 11, 2021 in Dubai.

The 33-year-old Ioka (28-2, 15 KOs) had a five-match winning streak after suffering a split decision loss to Nietes. Ioka has since defended the crown against Jeyvier Cintron, Kosei Tanaka, Francisco Rodriguez Jr., and Ryoji Fukunaga.

Fukunaga was the late replacement when the fight against Jerwin Ancajas was scrapped due to the pandemic. Ioka won against countryman Ryoji Fukunaga via unanimous decision last New Year’s Eve in Japan.

Nietes was hoping to get a lucrative fight with the division’s elite stars like the former lineal/WBC champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, current lineal/WBA champion Juan Estrada and former four-division champ Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez.

He held the WBO mini flyweight title, the WBO and The Ring magazine junior jlyweight titles, the IBF flyweight title and the WBO junior bantamweight title.

Nietes is the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion, breaking in 2014 the record set in 1967 by Boxing Hall of Famer Gabriel "Flash" Elorde.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Maloney L. Samaco.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • The Past Week in Action 8 August 2022: Ortiz Stops McKinson; Conlan Outpoints Marriaga
    By Eric Armit, , Tue, 09 Aug 2022
  • Alekhine Nouri to play in World Juniors chess championship
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 09 Aug 2022
  • JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, JR. AND WILLIAM ZEPEDA SET TO BATTLE IN DANGEROUS CROSSROADS FIGHT
    , Tue, 09 Aug 2022
  • ESPN KNOCKOUT IN LATIN AMERICA TO BROADCAST NEXT DETROIT BRAWL, FEATURING ERGASHEV, IZMAILOV AND MICHIGAN’S BEST NEW FIGHTERS
    , Tue, 09 Aug 2022
  • Rances Barthelemy Feels his Last Performance will Garner him Another Big Fight at Super Lightweight
    , Tue, 09 Aug 2022
  • Sons Rise - Jimuel Pacquiao and Campbell Hatton
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022
  • Abne beats Bacolod by UD
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022
  • Mike “Bad Man” Ohan, Jr. Moves to 16-1
    , Mon, 08 Aug 2022
  • FVR: Ama ng Philippine National Games
    By Eddie Alinea, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022
  • Antipolo City team to compete in Sen. Manny Pacquiao Tuna Festival chess meet
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 08 Aug 2022
  • Charly Suarez Dominates Mark John Yap, Retains WBA Asia belt
    , Mon, 08 Aug 2022
  • VERGIL ORTIZ, JR. DEFEATS MICHAEL MCKINSON VIA TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT
    , Mon, 08 Aug 2022
  • Dante is WBF Int’l minimum champ
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • Chess Olympiad: PH Women's Team Beats Slovenia; Men's Team Bows to Greece
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • Pasig City King Pirates rule over Iloilo Kisela Knights to claim PCAP GM Wesley So Cup
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • Return of the Mick: Conlan Dominates Marriaga in Belfast Main Event
    , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • CASTANEDA AND MORAN ARE VICTORIOUS IN PROBOX TV’S 140 lb. LAST CHANCE TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINALS
    , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • Ancajas-Martinez rematch set Oct. 8
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • Results from Thailand: Thais Yuttapong, Ongjunta Score WBA ASIA Title wins Saturday in Bangkok
    By Carlos Costa, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • BORNEA TO SEE ACTION IN MEXICO ON AUGUST 19
    , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • Suarez aims overseas campaign as he defends WBA regional title today
    , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • Weights from Hanover, Maryland
    , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • Paragua shocks Duda in Chennai Chess Olympiad
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 07 Aug 2022
  • Boca, Ponteras lose in Thailand
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sat, 06 Aug 2022
  • Moralde, Duno, Bernaldez make weight
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sat, 06 Aug 2022




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2022 philboxing.com.