Donnie Nietes Keeps WBO Junior Featherweight Belt in Pinoy Pride 30

Filipino boxing champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes remains the undisputed WBO junior featherweight champion after he defended his belt against Mexican Gilberto Parra in the main evnt of Pinoy Pride 30 Saturday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

It was not an easy job for Nietes, who had to wait until the ninth-round to send the Mexican boxer to the canvas. Parra, however, managed to survive the round after he was saved by the bell.

A ringside physician, however, stopped Parra from going into the 10th round due to his injury, caused by the series of left-right combination to the face unleashed by Nietes.

With the latest victory, Nietes is now the longest-reigning Filipino world champion, who has been able to defend his belt for the past seven years already.

Nietes said he wants to extend his wining streak to 10.

Nietes was born 13 May 1982 in Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He worked as a utility man at the Antonio Lopez Aldeguer (ALA) boxing gym before taking up boxing.

He now has 35 wins, 21 by KO, 1 loss and 4 draws.