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Donnie Nietes: I'm Heading To 115 - My Dream Fights Are There

IBF flyweight world champion Donnie Nietes (41-1-4, 23 KOs) is prepared to head up to the super flyweight division to pursue the bigger names in that weight class.

Nietes made his HBO debut last month, as part of the Superfly 2 card in Los Angeles, and stopped Juan Carlos Reveco.

Since heading up to 112, Nietes has dominated Reveco of Argentina, Edgar Sosa of Mexico and Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand.

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Some of the bigger fights at the weight include Juan Francisco Estrada, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand.

“I’m really decided to go up in weight,” said Nietes to The Inquirer. “I have no [hesitations], I’m really going to move up to 115."

“Actually, I really, really want to fight at 115 because that’s where the big names and great boxers are. That’s where my dream fights are,” Nietes stressed.

Those are the goals for Nietes in the immediate future. HBO is very interested in picking any contests where Nietes is matched against some of the tops names at 115.

There are already plans underway to stage a Superfly 3 card in the fall.

“He wants the biggest fights out there,” said ALA promotions chief Mike Aldeguer, who has handled Nietes since day one. “He’s waited for so long.”

“I remember before, the reason why he moved up to 112, I think a lot of you noticed, is because ‘Chocolatito’ and Estrada are at 112,” Aldeguer said.

“But right after he moved up to 112, they moved up to 115 so I saw his face, I remember he came to me and said ‘sir, wala na pala si Chocolatito they moved up already’ and I told him it’s okay and I saw his patience and that’s Donnie for you. He just works hard and he wants to get the title and then, now this was a big break for him.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Willy Wanker on 03-15-2018

[QUOTE=Strategic1;18573636]Yea... I have a feeling this is gonna happen. Chocalatito will have a tune up in May.... Nietes will fight on SuperFly3. Rungvisai vs Estrada 2 Gonzalez vs Nietes Third fight...not sure yet[/QUOTE] Man I hope this happens.

Comment by -Makunouchi- on 03-15-2018

Nietes has nothing to lose. P4p fighters move up to the challenge.

Comment by greenarcher89 on 03-15-2018

I love Nietes very much. Let's get it on Ahas

Comment by badboyz08 on 03-15-2018

yep , i think he will. but on second thought yafai probaby want to fight champ only.

Comment by Thraxox on 03-15-2018

[QUOTE=badboyz08;18574072]big name probably busy in superfly 3 or maybe Yafai ? look like he want to join superfly[/QUOTE] Nietes will school Yafai easy.

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