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article imageDonnie Nietes retains title with knockout win against Parra

By Leo Reyes     Mar 28, 2015 in Sports
Donnie "Ahas" Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world boxing champion scores a knockout victory against Gilbert Parra of Mexico Saturday night at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Philippines.
Nietes ((31-1-4, 20 KOs) is unbeaten in his last 26 fights since his lone loss to Anky Ankkota in 2004 via a split decision in Jakarta.
With his victory moments ago, Nietes remains the longest-reigning Filipino world champion and the current WBO light flyweight champion.
It was a give and take fight but Nietes was more active in round one. In the second round Nietes hurt Parra with a power shot but the Mexican came up with his own as they exchanged flurry of power punches.
The two exchanged power punches scoring fairly even until round seven when suddenly Parra became the aggressor in the later part of the round.
But Nietes saw an opening and lands a power right shot at Parra sending the Mexican down for the count. Parra was visibly hurt with blood oozing from a nasty cut on his left eye.
Parra failed to come at the start of round 10 and referee Jack Reis did the right thing to avoid further punishment from Nietes.
Nietes did not particularly enjoyed his first face-to-face meeting with Parra showing his displeasure about his actuation during the weigh-in at the venue of the fight earlier.
"He is so boastful," said Nietes. "we will knock him out," he added.
"Nietes is ready for Roman Gonzalez," said Rappler's Ryan Songalia, who covered the event live at the Araneta Coliseum.
With the win, Nietes improved his career record to 35-1-4, 21 KOs.
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