Nietes returns, eyes OPBF regional title this September

Glendale G. Rosal 07/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Former four-division world boxing champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes returns to the ring as he ends his long hiatus later this year. This was revealed by Cebuano boxing promoter Lorenzo “Chao” Sy through veteran sports…

Nietes to make bantamweight debut for IBO world title in Dubai

Glendale G. Rosal 06/23/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former three-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes debuts in the more competitive bantamweight division with a marquee matchup against Muhammad Waseem for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) world bantamweight title on July…

GAB, Japan Boxing Commission ink boxing partnership deal 

Glendale G. Rosal 08/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) and the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) have forged a partnership that aims to strengthen both nations’ ties in this in-demand sport. Mainly, the partnership is to oversee…

Nietes shrugs off Ioka loss: I’m still good for two more world level fights

Glendale G. Rosal 07/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Age is just a number for the 40-year-old former world champion, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, after announcing that he would continue fighting amidst his lopsided world title defeat at the hands of Kazuto Ioka…

Nietes loses to Ioka via UD; PH still without world champion

Glendale G. Rosal 07/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world super flyweight king Kazuto Ioka outworked four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes to score a unanimous decision victory in their much-anticipated rematch on Wednesday night at…

Nietes vs Ioka: Ahas hopes to reclaim title and restore Filipino boxing pride tomorrow in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 07/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-awaited rematch between four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and World Boxing Organization (WBO) world super flyweight king Kazuto Ioka is officially set after both hurdled the official weigh-in on Tuesday at…

Nietes-Ioka rematch set for July 13 in Japan

Glendale G. Rosal 05/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The much-anticipated rematch between Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and Kazuto Ioka will finally happen on July 13 in Japan, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) announced. This latest development came a month after the WBO…

Nietes flies to Dubai for world title eliminator bout with Jimenez

Glendale G. Rosal 12/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion and four-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes flies to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for his WBA world super flyweight title eliminator slated on December 11 against Norbelto “Meneito”…

Nietes to fight Jimenez of Dominican Republic in world title eliminator duel in Dubai

Glendale G. Rosal 11/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes will face world-rated Norbelto “Meneito” Jimenez of the Dominican Republic for a world title eliminator duel on December 11, 2021 at the Coca-Cola Arena…

Nietes has no fights for rest of year due to Dubai travel ban – Villamor

Glendale G. Rosal 08/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four-division world champion and the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) international super flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” will likely spend the rest of 2021 without a fight scheduled due to the travel restrictions brought…

Nietes dominates Colombian foe, wrests WBO Int’l Super Flyweight belt

Glendale G. Rosal 04/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After a two-year and three-month hiatus, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes made an empathic comeback by wresting the World Boxing Organization (WBO) international super flyweight title in dominating fashion against Colombian Pablo “Trencito” Carillo on…

Nietes, Carillo promise exciting April 3 fight in Dubai

Glendale G. Rosal 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four division world champion and longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and his opponent, Pablo Carillo of Colombia displayed mutual respect from each other after they faced personally for the first…

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