Nietes’ next opponent named

Milan Ordoñez on Jan 29, 2015 05:08 PM
Nietes’ next opponent named

MANILA – Donnie Nietes’ next fight has been finalized.

“Ahas” (34-1-4, with 20 victories by knockout) will be making his return on March 28th as the co-headliner for Nonito Donaire’s homecoming bout at the Mall of Asia Arena. The reigning WBO light flyweight champion will be facing former WBC International Silver light flyweight champion, Mexico’s Luis “Gallito” Ceja (26-5-3, with 21 victories by knockout).

Nietes last fought in November 2014 as the headliner for Pinoy Pride 28: History in the Making, where he faced another one of Mexico’s sons, Carlos “Chapito” Velarde. Held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Nietes wowed the home crowd by knocking out Velarde within seven rounds.

His victory also broke records, as he is now the longest-reigning Filipino world champion for a period of seven years and three months, surpassing the late great Gabriel “Flash” Elorde.

The 24-year old Ceja, on the other hand, has been on a hot streak as of late, winning four of his last six bouts. His last one was against fellow Mexican Juan Antonio Hernandez in June 2014, where he won via an eight-round split decision verdict.

 

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