Advertisement
Advertisement

Felipe Salguero Vows To Knock Donnie Nietes Out on 6/2

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

World Boxing Federation light flyweight champion Felipe Salguero of Mexico who has a record of 16-2-1 with 11 knockouts says he plans to win by knockout over defending WBO champion Donnie Nietes of the famed ALA Gym in their clash at the Resorts World Hotel & Casino on June 2.

The world title fight will headline the highly successful “Pinoy Pride” series which is a joint effort of ALA Promotions and the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN.

In an interview with Cebu-based Mexican Mike Lopez who always acts as one of the cornermen when Hispanic fighters see action and helps translate what they say, spoke to Salguero who said “I  have to win by knockout, which is our plan.”

The opponent of Nietes said he had no fears about fighting in the Philippines and wasn’t worried about a possible hometown decision. In answer to a question from Lopez on whether he felt the judges would favor Nietes, Salguero replied, “No, the judges will be fair; I just want to give a clear decision on the outcome of this fight and not like the Nietes and Principe Garcia fight which was very close and many believed Principe Garcia won.”

Contrary to Salguero’s claims, two of the three judges, Carlos Ortiz Jr (117-111) and Lisa Giampa (118-110) scored the fight by a wide margin for Nietes while Filipino judge Atty. Danrex Tapdasan had Nietes winning by a 115-113 margin which reinforced the contention that Filipino judges are fair.


The Mexican challenger said he has “always been training, knowing a big fight will come. I am ready and I will end my sparring this week before I head to the Philippines this Saturday (Sunday morning Philippine Time). “

Salguero told Lopez he had watched videos of Nietes and actually saw the fight live when he fought Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriquez  in Mexico on August 14, 2010 in a fight Nietes won handily. Salguero Said  “it was a good fight and we know the style of Nietes” adding that his trainer Pedro Mora “has come out with a plan to defeat Nietes.”

The Mexican said the present hot and humid conditions in Manila will be no problem even as he said he is  “very excited to get an opportunity to fight for a World Championship. I heard that the Philippines is a very beautiful country and I come to win even I am so far from Mexico.”

He said fighting outside Mexico for the first time “will give me more incentive in my heart and soul to show the whole world that I can come to the Philippines and win. “

Salguero said he doesn’t expect the long flight to affect him, pointing out “I am in good shape and I can adjust to any situation. I can relax on the plane and my body and mind will be fresh. This is for a World Title and that brings out the best of you. It makes you dig down to bring out the best that you have trained for. I will be Ok. “

Tags: Donnie Nietes image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Ed Brown Beats Gilbert Venegas Again, Remains Unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz: I'll Win a Rematch - in Los Angeles or Belfast! Carl Frampton: I Wanted a Fight The People Would Remember Antonio Orozco Wins Hard-Fought Decision Over Abner Lopez Joseph Diaz Jr. Makes Quick Work, Crushes Victor Proa in Two Carl Frampton Beats Leo Santa Cruz, Wins WBA Belt in a War Luis Nery Breaks Down David Sanchez For Stoppage Win Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Mikey Garcia Drops Elio Rojas Four Times For TKO in Five Tony Harrison Stops Sergey Rabchenko in IBF Eliminator LIVE HBO Latino Results From Indio, California Photo: Golovkin Heads To London To Face Off With Kell Brook Leo Santa Cruz: I Saw Defects in Quigg Win, I'll Catch Frampton! Paulie Malignaggi Beats Gabe Bracero in Battle of Brooklyn Tevin Farmer Dominates Ivan Redkach For Decision Win Josh Warrington Stops Patrick Hyland, in Line For Gary Russell Frampton: Santa Cruz is Definitely a Bigger Fight Than Quigg Robert Garcia: Mikey is Only 28, His Prime is Still Ahead McGuigan: No Size Advantage for Santa Cruz vs. Frampton Dillian Whyte Dominates David Allen, Wins WBC Regional Belt Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton: Pre-Fight Report Card Michel Soro, Hassan N'Dam Batter Opponents in France Luke Campbell Survives Knockdown, Beats Mendez For WBC Silver Santa Cruz vs. Frampton LIVE Results From Barclays Tyrone Nurse Outpoints Tommy Coyle in Cracker To Retain Mikey Garcia's Coach: We'd Love Terence Crawford in The Future! Leo Santa Cruz: The Pressure Is On Me In Carl Frampton Fight Ryan Burnett, Yafai, Gavin, Eggington, Feigenbutz Win in Leeds SHO’s Espinoza: Santa Cruz-Frampton Part of Unofficial Tourney Paulie Malignaggi: I’d Love To End My Career in Brooklyn Michel Soro Returns To Action in Le Cannet, France McGuigan: Santa Cruz Facing Frampton Because of Gonzalez Fight Frampton’s Promoter Eyes Russell, Selby Next - No Quigg, or Rigo Photos: Adonis Stevenson Blasts Williams Hard - MEGA Gallery Santa Cruz Expects Carl Frampton To Out-Weigh Him In Ring Mikey Garcia: If No Layoff, I Definitely Would Be a Big Star Berto Wouldn’t Be A Gimme For Danny Garcia, Says Showtime VP Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Post-Fight Report Card Frampton Must Defy Conventional Wisdom To Upset Santa Cruz Bracero on Malignaggi Bout: I'm Fighting For My Dreams, Future
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement