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Nietes leaves IBF flyweight,
eyes 4th weight division title


Philippines longest reigning world champion boxer Donnie Nietes trains his sights on a fourth weight division world title after a successful rain in the minimumweight, light flyweight, and flyweight divisions.

In a press conference in Cebu yesterday, the boxing champion from Murcia in Negros Occidental said he is moving up to the super flyweight division or the 115-pound weight category, where he can test his skills against bigger names.

“Today, I have made my decision to move up to 115 and vacate my IBF Flyweight world title, this is the challenge I have been waiting for,” Nietes announced through the ALA Promotions.

Unbeaten in minimumweight and light flyweight, Nietes moved up to 112-pounds (flyweight) last year, where he once again ruled after getting a unanimous decision against Thailand’s Eaktwan BTU Ruaviking for the vacant IBF Flyweight World Championship.

As a super flyweight, among his possible nemesis are Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada and Nicaraguan Roman Gonzales.

In February this year, Nietes impressed the boxing followers in Los Angeles, California in the US after scoring a 7 th round knockout win against Argentinean Juan Carlos Reveco.

“To go up in weight is never easy but this is my dream, to become a four-division world champion and to fight all the big names at super flyweight,” Nietes said during the press conference in Cebu.

“This is a new challenge for me, and I am very happy that ALA Promotions has supported me to pursue my dream of a 4th division world title,” he added.*


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