This will be one of the biggest fights in the country this year! From the regional bouts that they do, ALA Boxing Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports bring Pinoy Pride 14 to Manila.
Headlining Pinoy Pride 14 is Donnie Nietes vs. Felipe Salguero. The Mexican Felipe Salguero will be a tough opponent for Nietes. He is WBO rated #7 Jr. Flyweight, IBF World rated #7 Jr. Flyweight, Former WBF World Light Flyweight Champion, former WBC Youth World Light Flyweight Champion, won KO5 recently over world rated Carlos Melo, has a high knockout percentage of 57.89%.
This event will also feature the "real" Genaro Garcia. Garcia who was supposed to fight Boom Boom Gonzales last Pinoy Pride 12, however the Mexican promoter sent a different boxer with the same name.
Block off your calendars:
Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila
June 2, 2012
I had the privilege of talking to Donnie and learned that he's more than just a boxer. He has a very inspirational story behind his success. Being one of the longest reigning Filipino champions holding 2 belts, I feel that Donnie is under-promoted and deserves to be in the same ranks in the hearts of the Filipinos as Pacquiao, Donaire, and Villoria.
In our brief talk, I didn't know that Donnie...
- WAS MENTORED AND TRAINED BY HIS UNCLE,— Dan Nietes, who was also a World Champion
- WAS A JANITOR-- of Mr. Aldeguier and was the only one who had the guts to go in the snake pit to feed and clean the snakes
- HAD BIG DREAMS—and believed he could do better than other boxers, he eventually approached ALA and asked if he could try his hand on boxing
- IS A PINOY CHAMPION WITH 2 BELTS-- With hard work and determination, he has become ONE out of the FIVE Filipino world champions (Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Donnie Nietes, Brian Villoria, Sonny Boy Jaro)
- IS ONE OF THE LONGEST REIGNING CHAMPIONS— 2nd to Gabriel “Flash” Elorde; Alongside Luisito Espinosa, Donnie Nietes, Manny Pacquiao because he was determined to follow his dreams
- IS THE BEST PINOY BOXER NEXT TO PACQUIAO—according to Freddie Roach
- IS A NEW FATHER-- and this gives more meaning and motivation for him to train and fight harder.
- IS NOW A HOMEOWNER AND DRIVES A SPORTS CAR-- After years of dedication to boxing, Donnie is now a proud home owner. He built a house in Cebu on a lot given to him as a gift by Mr. Antonio L. Aldeguer. The house built by the hands of both his Father, a photographer by profession and his Uncle
- IS A BUSINESSMAN—Donnie has put up an agrivet business and has a small piggery which he plans to expand on that after his career in boxing
- IS AN ADVENTURER—Donnie has a passion for the outdoors and is into biking. He is a member of Bike Talk Friendship Club (BTFC) that does regular day and night rides.