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Oliva Moving Back Down, Eyes WBO Champ Fuentes

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Jether Oliva’s courageous stand against veteran IBF light flyweight champion Ulises Solis has convinced his handlers, promoter Sammy Gello-ani and international promoter and matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz that the 24-year-previously undefeated Filipino deserves another title shot.

This time, rather than moving up in weight on four-weeks notice which he did to get the title shot at Solis, Oliva’s manager Kenny Smith informed BoxingScene.com/Daily Inquirer that the handlers told him “they will get Jether another chance at a world championship against newly crowned WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes.”

The unheralded Fuentes (14-1, 6 KO’s) won the title in a stunning upset over Raul “Rayito” Garcia (30-2-1, 18 KO’s) on the same card where Oliva lost to Solis in the main event at the Auditorio Bniito Juarez in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Garcia who had won the IBF title via a split decision over the Philippines Florante Condes on June 14, 2008 was dropped in round 7 but decked Fuentes in round 9. Two judges had Fuentes the winner by a 114-112 margin while the third judge scored it for Garcia also by the same 114-112 score.

Smith said that both Gello-ani and Lewkowicz told him Oliva “earned and deserves another world title try because of his effort against Solis.”

Pointing out that Oliva “fought a very g ood fight although Solis won decisively by rounds” Smith said” not one round did Jether lose badly. All rounds were competitive and while both fighters were hurt neither fighter was knocked down.”

Smith noted that Oliva “took Solis’ best punched and fired back with his own and it was Oliva who was backing Solis up most of the fight. Jether never backed down from Solis.”

The American manager who was at ringside said “Jether showed his F ilipino fighting heart and put on a great fight. Jether proved that he is a world class fighter and showed he deserved the title fight against Solis.”

Smith said fight fans should realize that Oliva fought a world champion who had knocked out 21 opponents and had more knockouts than Jether had fights. He added that Solis “is a great champion and Oliva took him to the limit in his first fight out of the Philippines and in the champion’s home town which says a lot about this kid.”

He said “of course Jether was disappointed because he wanted to become world champion. He tried everything he could to become one but Solis’ experience in 12 world title fights was the difference. Jether is going to be a world champion, not just tonight.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 08-29-2011

"Desreves" another shot when he lost 10/11 of the rounds ansd was never competitve and the best blows were w/his head??? He's crude and needs schoolong and teaching on how to box or w/another valid champ or conteneder it will…

Comment by Team Vitaminas on 08-29-2011

[QUOTE=puga;11052768]wbc came up with it.....most of the undeserving chmapions right now are mexicans homeboy....so stop playing dumb...[/QUOTE] Is that whats your excuse now? Lol the truth is we run the show and always will. when you guy understand that then…

Comment by puga on 08-28-2011

[QUOTE=Team Vitaminas;11052750]If that's the case then everybody that looses every round in any fight deserves a title shot , where do these people come up with this, Lmao![/QUOTE] wbc came up with it.....most of the undeserving chmapions right now are…

Comment by Team Vitaminas on 08-28-2011

If that's the case then everybody that looses every round in any fight deserves a title shot , where do these people come up with this, Lmao!

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