The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City passed a resolution congratulating Donnie "Ahas" Nietes for successfully defending his WBO junior flyweight title against Mexican Francisco Rodriguez during their July 11 fight in Cebu.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Caesar Distrito and co-authored by Councilor Em Ang, said that in a boxing match dubbed as Pinoy Pride 31: Battle of the World Champions, world champion boxer Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, a native of Bacolod City and Murcia, defeated his Mexican opponent Francisco Rodriguez via a unanimous decision and succeeded in defending his WBO Junior Flyweight belt.
It said Rodriguez was a tough opponent for Nietes who made solid punches during the late rounds of the match, however, despite having injuries, the latter showed how a great fighter he was by performing extraordinarily until the last bell of the game.
Nietes a top Filipino boxer, now holds a professional boxing record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 4 draws with 21 knockouts, the resolution said.
The resolution added that Nietes made the entire constituency of Bacolod and Murcia proud of his successful triumph and such victory gave the Philippines, once again, the pride and honor in the international map of boxing competitions.*CGS
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