Boxing: Donnie Nietes arrives in Hong Kong for WBO title bout in Macau
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 25, 2018 03:56 PM
Donnie Nietes arrives in Hong Kong ahead of his WBO Super Flyweight World Championship bout against Kazuto Ioka in Macau on New Year's Eve
Three-division boxing world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes spent the early part of his Christmas Day in transit.
The Filipino boxing icon, along with the rest of his ALA Boxing team, arrived in Hong Kong on December 25th, as they gears up for Nietes' WBO Super Flyweight World Championship bout on New Year's Eve.
The 36-year old Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KO) will be getting another shot at a fourth world title in as many weight divisions as he faces Japanese boxing star Kazuto Ioka at the Wynn Palace Cotai in Macau on December 31st.
It will be Nietes' second chance at the WBO's 115-pound title this year, after figuring in a controversial draw agaisnt fellow Filipino Aston Palicte back in September
Nietes will look to end the year by giving the Philippines another world championship in boxing, following in the footsteps of WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny Pacquiao, WBA (Super) World Bantamweight Champion Nonito Donaire, WBA Interim Featherweight World Champion Jhack Tepora, and WBO Minimumweight World Champion Vic Saludar, who all captured world title gold in 2018.
Catch Donnie Nietes vs. Kazuto Ioka for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship on PINOY PRIDE PRESENTS: NIETES vs. IOKA on Monday, December 31st at 9:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!