Nietes eyeing flyweight title next
Milan Ordoņez on Oct 18, 2015 01:50 PM
Photo credit: Nicole Sarmiento
On Saturday night (Sunday morning, PHT), Donnie Nietes successfully defended his WBO light flyweight title against Mexico’s Juan “Pinky” Alejo, as the headliner for ALA Promotions’ debut event in the United States.
“Ahas” defeated his Mexican challenger via unanimous decision, marking his eighth successful title defense since winning the light flyweight belt in 2011.
While the 33-year old continues to barrel through the opponents thrown in front of him, he also has his sights set on bigger goals. During his post-fight interview with Dyan Castillejo, challenging Roman “El Chocolatito” Gonzalez’s world flyweight title is something he sees going for in his immediate future.
“Panalo rin ako ngayon,” Nietes said when asked about his thoughts on a possible fight with Gonzalez next. “Gusto ko yan, that’s a good fight.”
Gonzalez also fought on the same night in New York City against two-division world champion Brian Viloria, as part of the undercard for the middleweight title bout between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux.
Gonzalez defeated Viloria via ninth round TKO, keeping his undefeated record intact (44-0, with 38 victories by knockout).
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