Donnie Nietes

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Donnie Nietes
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Real name Donnie Liboon Nietes
Nickname(s) Ahas (Snake)
Rated at Light flyweight
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Born (1982-05-13) May 13, 1982 (age 32)
Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 38
Wins 33
Wins by KO 19
Losses 1
Draws 4

Donnie Nietes (born 13 May 1982 in Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines) is a Filipino professional boxer. He is the current WBO and The Ring Light Flyweight World Champion.[1] He is also a former WBO Minimumweight World Champion.

Nietes worked as a utility man at the Antonio Lopez Aldeguer (ALA) boxing gym before taking up boxing after being encouraged by the practitioners whom he socialized with.[2]

Nickname[edit]

Regarding how Nietes got his nickname "Ahas" which is Tagalog for "snake," Tony Aldeguer states:

"Donnie got his nickname 'ahas' when he was a utility boy at the ALA Gym. One of his daily chores was to clean the snake pit with five big pythons and he was the only man with the guts to do it. He was bitten several times. But once he befriended the snakes, he was never bitten again. One day, a snake laid 11 eggs but only one survived. Donnie took care of that snake and he still does to this day. That's how he got his nickname."

—Tony Aldeguer, quoted from an interview[3]

Professional career[edit]

Early years as professional boxer[edit]

In 2003, at the age of 20, Nietes started his career as a professional boxer. On, May 22, 2004, he won the Philippines Boxing Federation (PBF) light flyweight title against Joseph Villasis via first-round technical knockout. Nietes was undefeated before losing in his bout against Angky Angkota via 10-round split decision on September 28, 2004. Angkota weighed in six pounds over the weight limit for this fight.

On November 24, 2011, Nietes won the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight Title against Heri Amol of Indonesia via second-round knockout. He defended the title twice against Thai boxers Thongthailek Sor Tanapinyo and Sakulpan Pakdee Gym prior to world title fights in minimumweight division.

Minimumweight division[edit]

On September 30, 2007, Nietes fought then undefeated Pornsawarn Kratingdaenggym of Thailand for the vacant WBO Minimumweight World Title in Waterfront-Cebu City Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines. Although Nietes floored Kratingdaenggym in the fourth round, the Thai boxer managed to get up at the final bell. The bout ended in a unanimous decision in favor of Nietes.

Three times, Nietes has been pitted with fighters against whom he was supposed to defend his title, however, all plans have fallen through for undisclosed reasons. Because of this, he was at risk of being stripped off his belt, as WBO rules state that a champion has to defend his title within a year.[4] After 11 months of inactivity, he finally defended his crown, against Eddy Castro (12-3-1) on August 30, 2008. Nietes (23-1-3, with 14 knockouts) won the fight by technical knockout at 2:49 mark of the second round.[5][6]

Nietes defended his title for the second time by scoring a unanimous decision victory over Erik Ramirez on February 28, 2009. En route to the win, Nietes sent Ramirez to the canvass four times in separate rounds.

In his third defense, Nietes battled interim champion Manuel Vargas on September 12, 2009. Nietes won the bout by split decision.

On January 23, 2010, Nietes was supposed to defend his WBO title for the fourth time. After a couple of opponents backed out, Mexico's Jesus Silvestre became the last resort. But because Silvestre wasn't ranked in the WBO, Nietes' title wasn't wagered and the bout was only 10 rounds. In the fight, both boxers did well and appeared strong. In the 10th and final round, Nietes was declared winner by TKO when Silvestre stopped to take a drink of water during the fight, a move that was against the rules.

In his fourth title defense, Nietes fought Mexico's Mario Rodriguez. The fight took place on August 14, 2010, at the Auditorio Luis Estrada Medina in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. The Filipino pugilist won the bout by unanimous decision with scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112.[7]

Nietes was scheduled to defend his title on March 12, 2011, against mandatory challenger and former champion Raul Garcia (29-1-0). However, less than two weeks before the fight, Nietes announced that he would be vacating his world title and moving up in weight.[8] 0n April 9, 2011, Nietes faced Armando Vazquez (18-5-0) and defeated him via first round knock out.[9]

Light flyweight division[edit]

On October 8, 2011, Nietes defeated Mexico's Ramón García Hirales via 12-round unanimous decision to win the WBO Light Flyweight title. Nietes defended the title on June 2, 2012 against Felipe Salguero via unanimous decision.

Nietes retained his WBO Light Flyweight title against WBO Strawweight champion Moises Fuentes on March 2, 2013 via a majority draw.[10]

Professional boxing record[edit]

33 Wins (19 knockouts), 1 Loss, 4 draws[11]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Win 33–1–4 Mexico Moises Fuentes TKO 9 (12), 2:56 2014-05-10 Philippines Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila Retained WBO Light Flyweight title.
Won vacant The Ring Light Flyweight title.
Win 32–1–4 Mexico Sammy Gutiérrez KO 3 (12), 2:58 2013-11-30 Philippines Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila Retained WBO Light Flyweight title.
Draw 31–1–4 Mexico Moises Fuentes MD 12 2013-03-02 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Retained WBO Light Flyweight title.
Win 31–1–3 Thailand Danai Meendaeng KO 5 (12), 2:46 2012–11–17 Philippines Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Win 30–1–3 Mexico Felipe Salguero UD 12 2012–06–02 Philippines Resorts World Manila, Pasay, Metro Manila Retained WBO Light Flyweight title.
Win 29–1–3 Mexico Ramón García Hirales UD 12 2011–10–08 Philippines La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod, Negros Occidental Won WBO Light Flyweight title.
Win 28–1–3 Mexico Armando Vazquez KO 1 (10), 2:26 2011–04–09 Philippines La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod, Negros Occidental
Win 27–1–3 Mexico Mario Rodriguez UD 12 2010–08–14 Mexico Auditorio Luis Estrada Medina, Guasave, Sinaloa Retained WBO Minimumweight title.
Win 26–1–3 Mexico Jesús Silvestre TKO 10 (10), 1:37 2010–01–23 Philippines Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay, Metro Manila
Win 25–1–3 Mexico Manuel Vargas SD 12 2009–09–12 Mexico El Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Nayarit Retained WBO Minimumweight title.
Win 24–1–3 Mexico Erik Ramirez UD 12 2009–02–28 Mexico Auditorio Guelaguetza, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Retained WBO Minimumweight title.
Win 23–1–3 Nicaragua Eddy Castro KO 2 (12), 2:49 2008–08–30 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Retained WBO Minimumweight title.
Win 22–1–3 Thailand Pornsawan Porpramook UD 12 2007–09–30 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Won vacant WBO Minimumweight title.
Win 21–1–3 Thailand Saengpetch Sor Sakulphan TKO 7 (12), 0:36 2007–07–07 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu Retained WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight title.
Win 20–1–3 Thailand Thongthailek Sor Tanapinyo KO 2 (12) 2007–04–21 Philippines New Victorias City Coliseum, Victorias, Negros Occidental Retained WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight title.
Win 19–1–3 Indonesia Heri Amol KO 2 (12), 0:46 2006–11–24 Philippines Mandaue City Sports & Cultural Complex, Mandaue, Cebu Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight title.
Win 18–1–3 Philippines Robert Rubillar UD 10 2006–08–12 Philippines Minglanilla Sports Complex, Minglanilla, Cebu
Win 17–1–3 Philippines Noel Veronque UD 6 2006–01–15 Philippines Gaisano Country Mall Parking Lot, Cebu City, Cebu
Win 16–1–3 Philippines Allan Dugang UD 8 2005–12–30 Philippines CPG Multi-Purpose Center, Talibon, Bohol
Win 15–1–3 Philippines Randy Narbay KO 2 (8) 2005–09–25 Philippines Island City Mall, Tagbilaran, Bohol
Win 14–1–3 Philippines Allan Dugang UD 10 2005–08–28 Philippines Panglao Town Plaza, Panglao, Bohol
Draw 13–1–3 Philippines Nino Suelo TD 1 (8), 1:26 2005–07–30 Philippines San Andres Civic & Sports Center, Manila, Metro Manila
Win 13–1–2 Philippines Elmer Muyco UD 10 2005–04–30 Philippines Mandaue City Sports & Cultural Complex, Mandaue, Cebu
Win 12–1–2 Philippines Ricardo Albia TKO 7 (8), 1:06 2005–01–29 Philippines Mandaue City Sports & Cultural Complex, Mandaue, Cebu
Draw 11–1–2 Philippines Carlo Besares MD 10 2004–11–20 Philippines University of Mindanao Gymnasium, Tagum, Davao del Norte
Loss 11–1–1 Indonesia Angky Angkota SD 10 2004–09–28 Indonesia RCTI Studios, Jakarta Angkotta weighed in six pounds over the weight limit for the fight.
Win 11–0–1 Indonesia Abrin Matta TKO 5 (10) 2004–09–07 Indonesia BIN Arena, Jakarta
Win 10–0–1 Indonesia Marti Polii TKO 7 (10), 2:15 2004–08–03 Indonesia RCTI Studios, Jakarta
Win 9–0–1 Philippines Robert Costelo TKO 1 (10), 1:58 2004–06–29 Philippines Gaisano Country Mall Parking Lot, Cebu City, Cebu Retained PBF Light Flyweight title.
Win 8–0–1 Philippines Joseph Villasis TKO 1 (10), 1:16 2004–05–22 Philippines Ynares Sr. Memorial Gym, Binangonan, Rizal Won vacant PBF Light Flyweight title.
Win 7–0–1 Philippines Robert Rubillar TKO 7 (10), 1:22 2004–03–28 Philippines Ynares Sr. Memorial Gym, Binangonan, Rizal
Win 6–0–1 Philippines Julius Alcos SD 10 2004–02–28 Philippines Mandaue City Sports & Cultural Complex, Mandaue, Cebu
Win 5–0–1 Philippines Rolando Baclayo KO 4 (10) 2003–12–27 Philippines Danao Sports Complex, Danao, Cebu
Win 4–0–1 Philippines Roldan Malinao KO 4 (8) 2003–10–04 Philippines Mandaue City Sports & Cultural Complex, Mandaue, Cebu
Draw 3–0–1 Philippines Greg Mangan MD 8 2003–08–16 Philippines New Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Cebu
Win 3–0 Philippines Rommel Tura TKO 1 (8) 2003–06–12 Philippines Gaisano Country Mall Parking Lot, Cebu City, Cebu
Win 2–0 Philippines Mario Jun de Asis UD 6 2003–05–31 Philippines Catmon Town Plaza, Catmon, Cebu
Win 1–0 Philippines Walter Suaybaguio UD 6 2003–04–25 Philippines Barangay Pitalo, San Fernando, Cebu Professional boxing debut at minimumweight.

Titles in boxing[edit]

Major World Titles:

The Ring/Lineal Championship Title:

Regional/International Titles:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nietes KOs Fuentes in nine to cement junior flyweight supremacy". Rappler.com. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Mijares, Rod (7 July 7, 2009). "Nietes From a Utility Man to a World Champion". Fil-Am Boxers.com. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Henson, Joaquin (4 January 2009). "'Ahas' out to gain recognition". The Philippine Star. p. 20. 
  4. ^ "Nietes: Just in time to prove dominion". Philboxing.com. Retrieved 10 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "philboxing.com, 'Boombulagta', Niestes stop foes!". Philboxing.com. 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  6. ^ abs-cbnnews.com, Boom Boom Bautista KOs Mexican challenger in 2nd round[dead link]
  7. ^ Nathanielsz, Ronnie (15 August 2010). "Donnie Nietes Decisions Mario Rodriguez, Retains Title". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Nietes chases another dream". Sun.Star. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  9. ^ http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/04/09/11/nietes-smashes-mexican-foe-1-round
  10. ^ Luarca, Roy (3 March 2013). "Nietes settles for draw vs Mexican, keeps title". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Donnie Nietes Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Iván Calderón
WBO Minimumweight Champion
September 30, 2007 - March 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Raúl García
Preceded by
Ramón García Hirales
WBO Light Flyweight Champion
October 8, 2011 - Present
Incumbent
Vacant
Title last held by
Giovani Segura
The Ring Light Flyweight Champion
May 10, 2014 - Present