Elite super-flyweight fights subsequent, says analyst
FILIPINO boxer Donnie “Ahas” Nietes marked his ring return after two years in spectacular style in Dubai on Sunday (Manila time), beating Colombian Pablo Carrillo by unanimous resolution to win the vacant World Boxing Group (WBO) Worldwide super-flyweight title.
Mr. Nietes, 38, final fought in December 2018, however hardly confirmed rust as he dominated Mr. Carrillo, 99-91, 98-92 and 96-95, of their scheduled 10-rounder performed on the Caesars Palace Bluewaters, a part of the “Legacy Dubai” occasion.
The previous four-weight world champion Nietes confirmed his elite expertise, utilizing his jab properly all through the struggle and catching Mr. Carrillo with quite a lot of clear photographs en path to the dominant win.
With the victory, Murcia, Negros Occidental native Nietes improved his file to 43 wins versus one defeat and 5 attracts whereas Mr. Carillo dropped to 25-8-1.
In the meantime, native struggle analyst Nissi Icasiano stated Mr. Nietes did himself a favor with the standard win because the Filipino champion is now able to battle it out with the elite fighters within the super-flyweight division.
“It was a shutout victory for Donnie Nietes. The sizable hole by way of ability and expertise was evident from the get-go. Apart from that, Nietes successfully used his benefit in dimension. As well as, he confirmed no indicators of rust regardless of the two-year hiatus. For those who’re coming off an extended layoff, that is the type of efficiency that places you on the radar,” stated Mr. Icasiano in an internet interview with BusinessWorld after the struggle.
“At this level of his profession, I feel Nietes will nonetheless give the highest fighters at 115 a run for his or her cash. This may very well be his gateway to the elite of the super-flyweight division.”
The analyst went on to say that off the bat, a attainable opponent for Mr. Nietes is Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
Within the headlining struggle on the Legacy Dubai occasion, Jamel Herring of the USA stopped Carl Frampton of the UK within the sixth spherical of their headlining struggle to retain his WBO super-featherweight title.
Mr. Herring’s top and attain had been evident from the primary bell, catching Frampton with photographs because the Belfast man tried to get on the within. The American then dropped Mr. Frampton in spherical 5, however the “Jackal” was capable of get again to his ft.
One other massive knockdown got here for Mr. Herring in spherical six, and whereas Mr. Frampton bought up, coach Jamie Moore threw the towel in shortly after to finish the competition.
After the struggle, two-weight world champion Frampton introduced his retirement. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo