Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Donnie Nietes Ready To Make Impressive Debut at Flyweight

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Two-division world champion Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes buoyed by a crowd of Filipino fans looked ripped and ready at the flyweight limit of 112 pounds lbs while former world champion Edgar Sosa of Mexico came in at 111.5 lbs during the official weigh-in at the Eagle Rock Plaza Mall (early Saturday in Manila) as the 'Philippines vs Mexico' boxing event unfolds at the StubHub Center on Saturday.

Then ALA Promotions fight card will be telecast on pay per view over the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN Sky Sports with a delayed telecast Sunday morning on the pre-eminent Channel 2.fight

Nietes who has a record of 38-1-4 with 22 knockouts who is fighting for the first time as a flyweight and Sosa 52-9-0 with 30 knockouts will contest the WBO international flyweight title over 12 rounds.

nietes-sosa.weighin.02.600w

In the main undercard bout, promising unbeaten Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo who has a record of 14-0- with 11 knockouts tipped the scales at 125.5 lbs while late substitute Ramiro Robles (13-5-1, 8KOs) of Mexico weighed in at 123.5 lbs. Magsayo will defend his WBO international featherweight title against Robles scheduled for 12 rounds.

Robles is a replacement for the injured Ruben Garcia.

In a rematch for the WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight championship 'King' Arthur Villanueva who has an impressive record of 29-1-with  15 knockouts weighed in at 117.5 lbs while Juan 'Pineta' Jimenez 22-10-0, was overweight on the first try, coming in at 119.5 lbs., 1.5 lbs above the 118 lbs bantamweight limit.

Given two hours to shed the excess weight Jimenez was still overweight at 119 lbs when he returned to the scales about an hour later. Upon the advice of the physician who examined Jimenez, he was not allowed to shed more weight.

Based on the rules, Jimenez will wear  heavier 10 oz gloves on fight night and if he beats Villanueva, the belt will be declared vacant.

The weigh-in for the WBO sanctioned fights was supervised by WBO’s Richard DeCuir.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Crawford: I've Been Hit With Bigger Shots Since Gamboa Fight Photos: Thorslund vs. Graf, Ceylan vs. Sanchez - On Weight Andrade: Saunders Unprofessional, But If It Happens, It Happens Krael, McCarter, Hitchins, Cortes Win in Las Vegas: Bellows Loses News: Lerena vs. Mann, Nico Hernandez, Sam Bowen, More Malignaggi: Danny Garcia wins 'close, tricky fight' with Granados Hearn: I Don't Believe We've Yet Seen The Best of Andrade Bob Arum: Al Haymon is Doing a Disservice to His Welterweights Andrade: I'm The Best Talent Out There at 154, 160, Maybe 168 BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - January 18 UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia Video: Badou Jack Ready For Marcus Browne Clash Video: Broner's Trainer Gives Take on Pacquiao Fight Video: Dillian Whyte Discusses Being a Free Agent, More Maurice Hooker Set For March 9 Defense vs. Mikkel LesPierre De La Hoya: Jacobs Worries Me; 2nd-Best at 160 After Canelo Roach: Pacquiao Hit Me To The Chest - Whole Body Went Numb! WBC: Jack-Browne Winner Will Be Mandatory To Gvozdyk Canelo-Jacobs: Venue TBD, T-Mobile The Current Frontrunner Photos: Warren vs. Oubaali, Ruiz vs. Tepora - Face To Face Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne - Go Face To Face Jacobs Inks New Deal With Hearn, Three Fight Deal With DAZN Photos: Bryant Jennings, Oscar Rivas - Ready For Battle in Verona Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Go Face To Face in NYC Ellerbe: Broner Beating Pacquiao is No Upset, This is 50-50 Fight Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs Finalized For May 4 Photos: Serrano vs. Voraberger, Doheny vs. Takahashi - Weigh-In Photos: Jorge Linares, Pable Cesar Cano - Ready For War Photos: Chris Algieri, Danny Gonzalez - On Point To Fight Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Artur Akavov - Ready For Battle Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castano Tops Showtime Triple, March 2 Ricardo Quiroz To Face Jamaine Ortiz on February 23 Photos: Keith Thurman Putting in Work For Josesito Lopez Weights From New York City: Andrade 159.8, Akavov 160 Hearn Prepared To Win Purse Bid For Wilder-Fury Rematch Broner: Arum Offered Me $2 Million To Fight Pacquiao; F*** Him!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement