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Nietes wants either Gonzalez or Sor Rungvisai next

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 06:34 PM February 26, 2018

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Donnie Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino champion, isn’t the type of fighter who settles for a second-rate opponent.

Nietes, who retained his IBF flyweight title after stopping Argentina’s Juan Carlos Reveco in the seventh round Sunday in the US, wants either former four-division champion Roman Gonzalez or WBC super flyweight titleholder Srisaket Sor Rungvisai next.

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“There has been talk of me fighting ‘Chocolatito’ (Gonzalez) next. That’s a fight I want. I’d also like to fight [Sor Rungvisai],” Nietes said in an interview with BoxingScene.com after improving to 41-1-4, 23 KOs.

Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs), who was widely considered as the top pound-for-pound fighter until he lost to Sor Rungvisai in March of last year by majority decision.

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The two fought again six months later and this time, the Thai champion didn’t leave anything to chance by knocking out the hard-hitting Nicaraguan in the fourth round.

Sor Rungvisai (45-4-1, 40 KOs) also kept his belt on Sunday after edging Mexican challenger Juan Francisco Estrada by majority decision in a slugfest.

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