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Nietes continues his reign as world champion, KOs Reveco

/ 11:38 AM February 25, 2018

FILE PHOTO – Donnie Nietes after his fifth round TKO win. Photo by Roy Luarca

Donnie Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion, continued his rule after stopping Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina to retain his IBF flyweight title Sunday (Manila time) at The Forum in Inglewood, California, USA.

Nietes unleashed a flurry of punches to the body that dropped Reveco, who got back up but was still very wobbly, prompting the referee to stop the fight at the 53-second mark of the seventh round.

The 35-year-old Nietes, who improved to 41-1-4, 23, has been a world champion since winning the WBO minimumweight crown after scoring a unanimous decision win over Pornsawan Porpramook of Thailand on Sept. 30, 2007.


Reveco, 34, saw his three-fight win streak come to an end, absorbing the fourth loss of his career. His record now stands at 39-4 with 19 knockouts.

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