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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Nietes Should Go For Unification Instead of Moving Up in Weight!

Joey Maceda - 7:48 AM
Nietes Should Go For Unification Instead of Moving Up in Weight!By Reylan LoberternosPhilBoxing.comTue, 14 Jul 2015 Tagbilaran City, Bohol - Why hasnt the Nietes camp explored the possibility of unifying the belts in the light flyweight division (108 lbs)? This is quite perplexing, especially after ALA Promotions President and CEO Michael Aldeguer declared that the Nietes camp is now planning to move up a notch to ply his wares in the heavier flyweight division (112 lbs). After wresting the World Boxing Organization light flyweight diadem from erstwhile champion Ramon Garcia Hirales of Mexico in October of 2011, Nietes has strung eight consecutive victories in the 108-pound weight division, all but one with his championship belt at stake. The latest of which was just this weekend when he beat another Mexican in 22-yr-old Francisco Rodriguez Jr. via a unanimous decision. Nietes successes against these carefully chosen foes have made him the hottest commodity of ALA Promotions, which has worked hand in hand with ABS-CBN Sports in the now very commercially successful Pinoy Pride series. Is Nietes being protected for commercial purposes? One very intriguing unification option for Nietes would be against reigning IBF light flyweight champion Javier Mendoza (24-2-1, 19 KOs), another Mexican, who defeated Nietes stablemate Milan Melindo last May. If ALA Promotions was able to book a date with one of its prized fighters versus the IBF champ, then there should be no reason why they couldnt do the same for what could be a more lucrative unification bout. Then theres another Mexican in 26-yr-old Pedro Guevara (26-1-1, 17 KOs), who currently holds the WBC version of the light flyweight title. And if ALA Promotions doesnt want to cross continents, they might as well just head north and pick a fight against the reigning WBA light flyweight king Ryoichi Taguchi (22-2-1, 9 KOs) of Japan. Its about time for Donnie Ahas Nietes, the pride of Negros, to strut his stuff beyond the WBO umbrella. Moving up in weight may be the best option for him and his handlers in the business side of things, but in the context of legacy and greatness, staying put at the 108-lb limit and becoming the divisions true and undisputed champion is indubitably the best course of action. Comments are highly appreciated. You may send them to reylanloberternos@yahoo.com.ph. Follow me on twitter @reylan_l Click here to view a list of other articles written by Reylan Loberternos.Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:Pro Boxer Brian Viloria -- Hawaiians Are Born Ass-Kickers ... Don't Mess With ThemBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015LEWKOWICZ SENDS CEASE AND DESIST LETTER TO NERIBy Dong Secuya, Sat, 22 Aug 2015ALL SET FOR PUNTA PRINCESA BOXING AUG 23By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 22 Aug 2015Shane Mosley -- Mayorga Fight's Not Dead Yet ... But I'm WorriedBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015SENATORS ANGARA AND PIA CAYETANO JOIN CALL TO CHEER ON AZKALS ON SEPT. 8By , Sat, 22 Aug 2015ROY JONES JR SIGNS RUSSIAN CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONBy Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 22 Aug 2015GOLOVKIN VS. LEMIEUX CLOSE OUT PRESS TOUR WITH LARGE RECEPTION IN LOS ANGELES - QUOTES & PHOTOSBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015Dapidran still has contract with MP Promotions until 2017By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 22 Aug 2015Ronda Rousey -- Called Out By Holly Holm's Camp ... YOU. WILL. LOSE.By , Sat, 22 Aug 2015GH3 Promotions O'Shanique Foster and Lavarn Harvell in action on Saturday night in Washington, DCBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015Global Sports Streaming, a new sports network, launches it's first live show, "Best In Boxing."By , Sat, 22 Aug 2015NBA -- Smith returning to the CavsBy Jose Roberto Meza, Sat, 22 Aug 2015PACQUIAO CAMP: JONEL DAPIDRAN IS STILL UNDER CONTRACT WITH MP BOXING GYMBy Dong Secuya, Fri, 21 Aug 2015Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Rose Retains Title-Ray Beltran Encounter & More By Don Smith, Fri, 21 Aug 2015RETURNING DANNY GREEN SCORES IMPRESSIVE TEN ROUND WIN OVER BOLONTIBy Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 21 Aug 2015TWO FILIPINOS BEATEN IN BIG MELBOURNE FIGHT CARDBy Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 21 Aug 2015Roy Jones Jr. Vladimir Putin Was Honored to Meet Me By , Fri, 21 Aug 2015GOLOVKIN-LEMIEUX, GONZALEZ-VILORIA LA PRESSCON (PHOTOS)By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 21 Aug 2015Jhonny Gonzalez To Face Jonathan Oquendo On Mayweather vs. Berto Undercard Sept. 12 on SHOWTIME PPVBy , Fri, 21 Aug 2015Baltimore Boxing to host Olympic Qualifiers September 8-11!By , Fri, 21 Aug 20155-TIME WORLD CHAMPION TIM "DESERT STORM" BRADLEY CONFIRMED FOR SECOND- ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO TAKING PLACE SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 IN LAS VEGAS By , Fri, 21 Aug 2015THIS MONDAY! Terence Crawford & Dierry Jean Omaha Press Conf. Fans InvitedBy , Thu, 20 Aug 2015'Sugar' Shane Mosley -- Something's Really Fishy About Don King's Paperwork By , Thu, 20 Aug 2015M-1 Challenge 61 pushed back to Sept. 19 and moved to Russia; Sultanakhmedov returns vs. BritoBy , Thu, 20 Aug 2015

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