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Donnie Nietes returns vs Pablo Carrillo on April 3

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:18 PM March 16, 2021
Donnie Nietes

FILE – Philippines’ Donnie Nietes (L) poses for photographs during the weigh-in for the ‘Lifetime Boxing Fights 1’ in Macau on December 30, 2018. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Four-division champion Donnie Nietes is set to make his long-awaited ring return against Pablo Carrillo of Colombia on April 3 at Caesars Palace Bluewaters in Dubai.

Nietes hasn’t fought since Dec. 31, 2018 when he beat Japan’s Kazuto Ioka to win the vacant WBO super flyweight title in Macau.

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Nietes, however, opted to vacate the belt after he chose not to do a rematch with compatriot Aston Palicte and instead set his sights on other champions in the division. The two battled to a controversial split draw back in September 2018.

Last October, Nietes signed with MTK Global and D4G Promotions two months after ALA Boxing closed shop.

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The 38-year-old Nietes (42-1-5, 23 KOs) hopes to continue what he started by beating Carrillo (25-7-1, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBO International super flyweight title.

Carrillo, who is ranked No. 8 by the WBA, last fought in August 2019 beating Luis Golindano.

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