Barrera, Fuentes want rematch vs Nietes


Posted at Mar 04 2013 08:12 PM | Updated as of Mar 05 2013 04:12 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Mexican champion Moises Fuentes wants an immediate rematch against Filipino champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes after the two fighters battled to a majority draw last Saturday in Pinoy Pride XVIII in Cebu City.

Fuentes, the minimumweight champion, and Nietes, the light flyweight champion, retained their respective belts after their 12-round battle finished in a majority draw.

Speaking to PhilBoxing’s Mike Angel Lopez, Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera said he wants to see a second fight. []

“I will make an immediate request with the WBO president Paco Valcarcel about this fight, that we want an immediate rematch,” Barrera said.

“We are willing to come back here for the rematch, but without a Filipino judge,” he stressed.

Atty. Danrex Tapdasan was the lone judge to score the fight in Nietes’ favor, 115-113. The other judges, Adelaide Byrd and Jack Russell, had the bout an even 114-114.

“I know I had Nietes hurt many times, but the true warrior that Nietes is, he fought and fought,” Fuentes said. “I have a lot of respect for Nietes, and let’s fight again.”

Though Nietes landed the more telling blows throughout the fight, Fuentes’ aggressiveness and activity allowed him to remain in the game.

The draw ended an 18-fight winning streak for Nietes stretching back to 2005.