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Donnie Nietes Vacates IBF Title, Announces Move To 115

Donnie Nietes (41-1-4, 23 KOs) has officially announced that he's vacating the IBF flyweight title and plans to make a full move to the super flyweight division.

Nietes, who captured world titles at minimumweight, junior flyweight and flyweight, picked up the IBF title back in February with a seventh round knockout of Juan Carlos Reveco at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

The fight was televised by HBO as part of their "Superfly 2" event.

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Even though Nietes is was not a super flyweight, HBO decided to place him on the televised card - because the Filipino veteran made it clear that he was planning to move up 115 in the near future and he wanted to fight the top guys.

"Today, I have made my decision to move up to 115 and vacate my IBF flyweight world title, this is the challenge I have been waiting for. to go up in weight is never easy but this is my dream to become a 4th division world champion and to fight all the big names at super flyweight," Nietes said in a statement from ALA Promotions.

"I would like to sincerely thank the IBF for giving me the opportunity to be a world champion of their organization and the WBO for putting me now as the #1 contender to fight for the vacant WBO super flyweight title.

"Finally, I would like to thank ALA promotions, my coaches and ABS-CBN for all the support they have given me throughout my career, I would have never accomplished everything I have now without them. This is a new challenge for me and I am very happy that ALA Promotions has supported me to pursue my dream of a 4th division world title.

"Last but not the least, thank you to my family, the media and to my fans for supporting me in the past and I hope you would still be there as I face the tougher challenge in a new weight division. God Bless you all!"

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by badboyz08 on 04-11-2018

Sweet ! Now add WBO title match to Superfly 3

Comment by Thraxox on 04-11-2018

[QUOTE=komandante;18660553]Go Donnie Ahas Nietes win 4th weight championship for PH. You're a class act. The real pride, not the fraud pastor.:boxing:[/QUOTE] Pacquiao really destroyed you after Duterte kicked off the corrupt priest ass licking lunatics that are called Aquinos and…

Comment by Mammoth on 04-11-2018

Him and Chocolatito would be legendary

Comment by nycsmooth on 04-11-2018

I have seen him on YouTube on TV and in person he is the most underrated champion of any of the major bodies he belongs in the top 10 p4p my only concern is he doesn't have the pop if…

Comment by lagako10 on 04-11-2018

[QUOTE=komandante;18660553]Go Donnie Ahas Nietes win 4th weight championship for PH. You're a class act. The real pride, not the fraud pastor.:boxing:[/QUOTE] You kanggaroo!

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