Feb 26, 2018
Donnie Nietes makes big splash on Superfly 2 Card
INGLEWOOD, CA — The Snake has sunk his teeth on to the US Boxing scene.
Donnie Ahas Nietes successfully defended his world title against Argentina’s Juan Carlos Cuadras, with a sensational 7th round knockout on the HBO-televised Superfly 2 card. It was his first time to fight for a mainstream audience.
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The fight started slow; with Nietes sizing up the former world champion. He’s landed a few perfectly timed punches, throughout the first five rounds.
But a game changer in the 6th — Ahas closed out the round with a combo, seeming to affect his opponent.
Nietes finished him off less than a minute into the seventh, when Reveco’s corner threw in the towel.
“Hindi Ako nag isip nag knockout kasi modulato sya so mahirap ko sya takpon, and na late na kuhnan ko sya.”
While Nietes entertained the boxing media after his fight, while his vanquished foe left on a stretcher after making his way backstage.
While Nietes continues holds the record for longest running Philippine world champion, he’s now looking to keep that streak alive in a big market with the biggest names.
“It’s huge, debut after being a champion for ten years it’s his first time in the US market the mainstream market,” said Michael Aldeguer. “We’re very happy for him and he showed what he’s made of.”
The big win now puts him in position to go after some of the top flyweights in the world.
“There’s question if he’ll stay in 112 or 115. What he wants is the big names and the big names are in 115… that’s what we’re looking at. We’ll see we’ll rest for a while and see what he wants to do.”
He may not have to look far. Some of the names were also part of Superfly 2 — Juan Francisco Estrada, Carlos Cuadras, Srisaket Sor Rungvisa, former pound-for-pound king Roman Chocolatito Gonzales, and Japans Daigo Higa are also a pair of possible names who didn’t fight on this card.