Dubai, UAE - This past Saturday night, in a bout for the WBO International super flyweight title, former world champion Donnie Nietes fought to a ten round split draw with Norbelto Jimenez (96-94 Nietes, 96-94 Jimenez, 95-95).

Four weight world champion Nietes (43-1-6, 23 knockouts) and challenger Jimenez (30-9-6, 16 knockouts) both gave it their all in the contest, with each fighter getting the advantage over the other at various points in the contest.

After 10 hard-fought rounds, confusion struck as Jimenez thought it was a twelve round contest, but it was only scheduled for 10, and the fight headed to the scorecards.

The judges couldn't split the two men, with scores of 96-94 Nietes, 96-94 Jimenez, and 95-95 meaning the bout ended in a draw, with Nietes keeping hold of his belt in the process.

Nietes felt that he did enough to win the fight - and he's open to the idea of a rematch.

"I felt I controlled it from the first round, then in the seventh round he was running around the ring," said Nietes. "I noticed that he fights really dirty. I'm 39-years-old, and the key to this game is discipline.

"I was able to make it out of the last round as still the champion. It depends on the promoter if they want to schedule a rematch again."

Jimenez felt he was swerved on the rounds - with the contest penned down as a twelve round encounter when he took the fight.

"I feel all the crowd know that I should have been the winner," said Jimenez. "The fight was meant to be 12 rounds and they put it down two rounds because they don't trust their fighter. If Nietes wants to win a world title, then he has to face me again."