Nietes on Japan, US boxing promotions’ radar

Posted by watchmen
September 25, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co

Boxing promotions from Japan and the United States (US) are looking to revive the career of Negrense boxer Donnie Nietes, who become a free agent due to the closing of Cebu City-based ALA Boxing Promotions.

NIETES (Ring TV photo)

In a report by the, Japan-based Tekken Promotions and a USA-based boxing promotion that relates to former world champion Roy Jones, Jr. are looking to sign up Nietes.

The Murcia, Negros Occidental-native has not stepped into the ring since December 31, 2018 after he scored a split decision win over Japanese Kazuto Ioka for the WBO world super flyweight belt.

The 38-year-old Nietes immediately relinquished the world championship at the start of 2019 as he avoided a world championship clash with fellow Negrense boxer Aston Palicte. The two previously clashed for the same WBO belt but ended up in a draw.

Since then, he was inactive from boxing due to shoulder injury. He was supposed to make his boxing return this year but the COVID-19 pandemic halted his plans.

Nietes currently has a 42-1-5 win-loss-draw ring record, including 23 stoppage wins. The Negrense boxer’s lone defeat was a controversial decision against Indonesian Angka Angkotta in 2004./ASC, WDJ

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