Smart Araneta Colesium – Filipino boxers Nietes, Donaire and Pagara did not disappoint the hometown crowd after getting impressive wins by stopping their opponents.
Donnie “Ahas” Nietes stopped Mexican challenger Gilberto Pagara in the ninth round.
Parra came close in the first few rounds and gave problem to the Filipino champion by exchanging shots with Nietes. “Ahas” as they call Nietes, showed the heart of a champion as he knocks out his opponent in the eight round and never looked back as he dominated the ninth round as the referee stopped the fight because of the cut on the left eye of the Mexican opponent.
Donnie Nietes not only retains his WBO Junior Flyweight Belt but also remains the longest reigning Filipino world champion.
For the co-man event, it was Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire who showcased his boxing skills and shows that he wanted to get back on track by his impressive TKO victory in the second round against Brazilian William Prado.
The fight was stopped at the 2:15 mark in the second round as Donaire pounds his Brazlilian opponent and the referee stepping in to stop the fight.
Albert Pagara also remained undefeated and retains his IBF Intercontinental Junior Featherweight belt due to Doctor’s stoppage in the fifth round of his bout against Rodolfo Hernandez.
“Prince” as they call him, started strong as he dropped Hernandez in the first round after a straight right.
In the following rounds, Pagara showed his dominance against Hernandez. As the fifth round began to start, Rodolfo Hernandez was unable to continue due to a hand injury as the win was awarded to Pagara for a TKO victory.