Boxing: Donnie Nietes, Kazuto Ioka make weight for WBO Super Flyweight World Title Bout
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 30, 2018 03:19 PM
Donnie Nietes and Kazuto Ioka make weight for their WBO Super Flyweight World Championship in Macau (Photo courtesy of Edito Villamor)
Filipino boxing star Donnie "Ahas" Nietes and Japan's Kazuto Ioka both made weight for their upcoming WBO Super Flyweight World Championship bout on New Year's Eve.
Nietes, the 36-year old three-division world champion came in at the 115-pound limit, while 29-year old Ioka, who himself is a three-division world title holder as well, tipped the scales at 114.5 lbs.
This will be Nietes' second chance at the WBO's 115-pound title this year, after figuring in a split draw with compatriot Aston Palicte back in September.
Nietes is targeting a fourth world title in as many weight divisions, putting him alongside legends Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipino four-division world champions.
Ioka, meanwhile, will be trying to hoist the WBO title for the first time.
Nietes and Ioka meet at the Wynn Macao on Monday, December 31st.
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!