Nietes: We are not yet done and we want to fight the best the world has to offer
If ever he gets the go signal to move up to super flyweight, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes would like to challenge for the world title right away.
Nietes, who defended his International Boxing Federation flyweight crown by knocking out Argentine Juan Carlos Reveco in the United States on Feb. 24, feels he’s ready to tangle with the heavier champions for his next fight.
During the victory press conference held in his honor Wednesday at the ABS-CBN offices in Quezon City, Nietes said seeing them (super flyweights) fight at ringside made him realize that they’re not invincible.
“I think I can handle them,” said Nietes in Filipino. “I’ve seen them fight and I have an idea on how to penetrate their defenses. They’re really strong so I would need to train hard.”
Michael Aldeguer, president and CEO of ALA Promotions, said they would decide on the weight most suited for Nietes in the next few weeks.
ALA’s chief trainer Edito Villamor, said he and brother Edmund, would be monitoring Nietes’ training weight with conditioning trainer Nick Curson.
“We are not yet done and we want to fight the best the world has to offer,” said Nietes.
Also present were ABS-CBN S+A head Vince Rodriguez and Sports consultant Peter Musngi.
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