Boxing: Nietes defended World Title, breaks Flash Elorde’s record

Manila, Philippines – Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, who recently defended his WBO Light Flyweight tital against Mexican Carlos Velarde at Pinoy Pride XXVIII.

Donnie "Ahas" Nietes (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

Donnie Nietes now will break the record of Filipino boxing legend Gabriel “Flash” Elorde for holding the belt for the longest time at 7 years and 3 months.

Nietes is honored and happy for his accomplishment. He said that Flash Elorde is one of his boxing idol. He also mentioned that he is honored to fight and represent the country.

As of the moment there is still no opponent named for Nietes, but he is determined to defend the belt as long as he can.

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