keeps world title
MEXICAN DOWN 4 TIMES
BY NIDA BUENAFE
Bacoleño Donnie “Ahas” Nietes successfully defended his WBO minimumweight title yesterday, knocking down No. 1 challenger Mexican Erik Ramirez in the first, fifth, ninth, and twelfth round for a convincing unanimous decision victory in Oaxaca, Mexico.
“It was a lopsided fight and the win legitimizes Donnie’s status as a world champion in his category,” Games and Amusement Board commissioner and Negros Amateur Boxing Association president Juan Ramon Guanzon said after receiving a call from ALA Gym’s owner Antonio Aldeguer, who relayed to him the good news.
While it was not a knockout win, Guanzon said the four knockdowns that Nietes scored against Ramirez left the three judges in no doubt of allowing the Filipino champion to keep his title.