Nietes retains title via unanimous decision

Posted at Jun 03 2012 05:22 PM | Updated as of Jun 04 2012 01:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Donnie “Ahas” Nietes retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight crown by outpointing Mexican challenger Felipe Salguero in the main event of Pinoy Pride XIV last Saturday at the Resorts World Manila.

Nietes pummeled Salguero several times with a series of right-hand punches in the opening rounds, followed by accurate uppercut-right hook combinations midway through the bout.

Nietes now has a record of 30 wins against one loss.

Meanwhile, Salguero lost for the third time in his career.

In the undercard, WBO No. 1 flyweight Milan “El Metodico” Melindo made short work of Colombian boxer Jesus “El Cuchilla” Geles in the first round.

Geles, a former world junior flyweight champion, paid the price of coming in overweight and was quickly dismissed by Melindo.

With his victory, Melindo is now a potential challenger for the WBO flyweight championship, which is held by fellow Filipino Brian Viloria.

In another undercard match, Genesis “Azukal” Servania crushed “The real” Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia via a sensational stoppage in their 12-round slugfest.

Servania took hom the World Boxing Council international silver super bantamweight title.

He knocked down Garcia twice in the final round despite sustaining a bloodied left eyebrow earlier in the fight.

Servania now has 18 wins and no defeat, with six wins coming by knockout. -- Dateline Philippines, ANC, June 3, 2012.