Nietes extends reign; Donaire wins comeback fight

By on March 29, 2015

Nonito 'The Flash' Donaire wins comeback game (Photo by Anton Tabuena / Donaire's Official Facebook page)
Nonito ‘The Flash’ Donaire wins comeback game (Photo by Anton Tabuena / Donaire’s Official Facebook page)


MANILA — Donnie “Ahas” Nietes kept his supremacy as the longest reigning Filipino world champion while Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire won his comeback fight in the Pinoy Pride 30 held Saturday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Both fighters stopped their respective opponents, with Nietes scoring a technical knockout against Mexican Gilberto Parra and Donaire also scoring a TKO win over Brazilian William Prado in the second round.

With his victory, Nietes retained his WBO light-flyweight title while Donaire bounced back from a six-round TKO loss to Nicholas Walters of Jamaica on Oct. 18 last year.

Donaire dominated his opponent before his TKO victory at 2:16 minutes of the second round in his comeback fight in the 122-pound division.

Donaire said he is ready for another title shot in the 122-pound division which he dominated before moving one step higher in the division.

He is eyeing a rematch with undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux who beat Donaire on April 4, 2014.