Review: 2014-11-15, fight not so exciting between Donnie Nietes and Carlos Velarde: it gets two stars. Donnie Nietes entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 33-1-4 (19 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 light flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Naoya Inoue); he suffered his only defeat (via split decision) in 2004 when he faced Angky Angkotta, since then he has collected 22 victories and 3 draws winning world titles in two different weight classes. ‘Ahas’ Nietes has fought once in 2014 beating Moises Fuentes in their rematch (=Nietes vs Fuentes 2).
His opponent, Carlos Velarde, has an official record of 26-3-1 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.25 in the same weight class, he lost once in 2013, against Ryo Miyazaki (=Miyazaki vs Velarde) but then he won three consecutive bouts, the last one against Jose Argumedo. Nietes vs Velarde is valid for the WBO World light flyweight title (held by Nietes), first world title shot in this division for Velarde. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Pinoy Pride 28
Where: Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines
Division: light flyweight (108 lbs, 49.0 kg)
Title: WBO World light flyweight title
Nietes’ previous fight: Donnie Nietes vs Moises Fuentes 2
Nietes’ next fight: Donnie Nietes vs Gilberto Parra
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