Nietes' Mexican foe arrives in Manila


Posted at May 01 2014 05:25 PM | Updated as of May 02 2014 01:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Mexican boxer Moises Fuentes, who figured in a controversial clash with Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, has arrived in Manila for his upcoming rematch against the Filipino champion in Pinoy Pride XXV.

The 28-year-old arrived with his trainer Julio Barrera, the brother of Mexican boxing legend Marco Antonio Barrera.

“[Fuentes looked] really good, ripped and ready,” ALA Promotions vice president Dennis Canete told Philboxing’s Ronnie Nathenielsz. (LINK ON PHILBOXING

Fuentes wants to set things straight with WBO light flyweight king Nietes after they settled for a controversial majority draw in Cebu last year. Their rematch will take place on May 10 in the main event of Pinoy Pride XXV at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Nietes is also determined to settle the score with his Mexican rival, even spending months of training in the US where he sparred with former world champion Giovanni Segura and American Matthew Villanueva.

Nietes has not lost since 2004, and is on course to surpass the record of Pinoy boxing legend Gabriel “Flash” Elorde as the longest reigning Filipino world champion in his weight division.

"Sa akin lang talaga, prepared lang ako sa bawat laban," he said in a previous interview on ABS-CBN.