Nietes, Garcia make weight for Pinoy Pride 36
Santino Honasan on May 27, 2016 02:37 PM
Donnie Nietes (L) and Raul Garcia (R) both make weight for their WBO Light Flyweight championship at Pinoy Pride 36 in Bacolod
All but one fighter made weight for Pinoy Pride 36: A Legend in the Making, this Saturday at the La Salle Gym in Bacolod City.
Reigning and defending WBO Light Flyweight Champion and Negros’ own Donnie “Ahas” Nietes weighed in at the 108-pound limit for the night’s main event, and so did his opponent, former two-time world champion Raul “Rayito” Garcia from Mexico.
Another Negros native, “King” Arthur Villanueva tipped the scales at 117.5 lbs, while his opponent, Mexico’s Juan “El Penita” Jimenez came in at the 118-pound limit for their co-headlining bout for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight Championship.
The only fighter to miss his mark in terms of weight, and by quite a lot, was Milan “Milenyo” Melindo, who came in at 114.75 lbs, way over the 110-pound limit, while his opponent, late replacement Maximino “Max” Flores hit the mark at 110 lbs. After some discussion, it was decided that since the it wasn’t a title bout, Melindo and Flores would go on with their scheduled ten-round bout. Melindo had two hours to drop as much weight as he could.
In another featured bout, another one of ALA Boxing’s rising young stars, Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja, weighed in at 112 lbs, as did his opponent, Thailand’s Chatchai Or Benjamas. They will meet in an eight-round contest.
Watch the full weigh-in video below!
Complete Pinoy Pride 36 Weigh-in Results
108 lbs, 12 rounds - Donnie Nietes (108 lbs.) vs. Raul Garcia (108 lbs.)
118 lbs, 12 rounds - Arthur Villanueva (117.5 lbs.) vs. Juan Jimenez (118 lbs.)
110 lbs, 10 rounds - Milan Melindo (114.75 lbs.) vs. Maximino Flores (115 lbs.)
112 lbs, 8 rounds - Kevin Jake Cataraja (112 lbs.) vs. Chatchai Or Benjamas (112 lbs.)
115 lbs, 12 rounds - Jonas Sultan (114.5 lbs.) vs. Rommel Oliveros (115 lbs.)
115 lbs, 8 rounds - Raul Yu (114 lbs.) vs. Robert Ates (115 lbs.)
112 lbs, 6 rounds - Kenneth Gentallan (111 lbs.) vs. Lenmar Prescillas (111 lbs.)
112 lbs, 6 rounds - Gerard Suico (112 lbs.) vs. Reymund Rama (112 lbs.)
Catch Pinoy Pride 36: A Legend in the Making on Sunday, May 29, 10:00 am on ABS-CBN Channel 2 and 6:00 pm ABS-CBN Sports+Action 23!