‘Ahas’ Nietes to face Thai on Saturday


Posted at Nov 14 2012 09:05 PM | Updated as of Nov 15 2012 05:05 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Two-division champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes will face Thailand’s Danai Meendaeng on Saturday.

The 10-round, non-title fight will take place at the Macias Sports Complex in the coastal city of Dumaguete in Negros Occidental, according to Philboxing.

"I have been training non-stop and have been very disciplined with all aspects of my training as a pro boxer. As a fighter, I believe I always have to be prepared and focused,” said Nietes, the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior flyweight champion.

The Meendaeng fight will serve as a tune-up for his title defense against a still unnamed opponent next year.

ALA Promotions President Michael Aldeguer said they will be lining up Nietes for a February fight date.

"We have already finalized next year's plans and we are excited for yet another great year for Philippine boxing. We already have a February 2 Pinoy Pride XVIII date for next year for his title defense," he said.