MRI results clear Nietes from hand fracture

Milan Ordoņez on Jul 15, 2015 06:05 PM
MRI results clear Nietes from hand fracture
Photo credit: Santino Honasan/ABS-CBN Sports

Donnie Nietes has been cleared from any suspected fractures he might have sustained over the weekend at Pinoy Pride 31 in Cebu City.

“Ahas” fought former world champion Francisco Rodriguez to a twelve-round battle which earned him a unanimous decision verdict. The victory also marks his 11th consecutive world title defense throughout his 12-year career.

On Monday, ALA Boxing President and CEO Michael Aldeguer told the Philippine Star about Nietes’ swollen right hand.

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“We are hoping there’s no fracture. He was supposed to be examined today but Donnie wanted to rest.”

On Wednesday, ALA Promotions released Nietes’ MRI results, which cleared the longest-reigning Filipino world champion from any fracture, as initially feared.

According to the MRI report, Nietes’ hand showed “no demonstrable avulsion fracture of abnormal subluxation”.

After his victory on Saturday, the 33-year old Nietes is being prepared to fight outside the country in 2016. 

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