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article imageNietes is 3rd world titlist from Phl after win against Nantapech

By Leo Reyes     Apr 29, 2017 in Sports
Former WBO Light Flyweight champion Donnie Nietes has won the vacant IBF Flyweight title following his unanimous decision win over Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand Saturday night at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu City, Philippines.
Nietes failed to score a knockdown but he won convincingly over Nantapech, who fought gallantly for the vacant IBF Flyweight title.
Nietes did very well in the early rounds but the Thai challenger found his mark in the fourth and fifth rounds. Nietes had to make necessary adjustments and he made a turn around in the succeeding rounds to earn a unanimous decision from the judges.
Two judges scored the fight at 117-111 while the other judge had it at 115-113.
With the win, Nietes joined compatriots Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas as one of the three reigning world titlist from the Philippines.
Nietes is coming off a unanimous decision win over former WBC Light Flyweight Champion Edgar Sosa in September 2016 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Nietes' victory over Nantapech is the second after moving up to the 112 pounds limit. His first was against Sosa which he won via a unanimous decision.
Nietes has long been fighting at 108 pounds (Junior Flyweight limit ) and has fought a good number of title challengers in the division. Read more.
With the win, Nietes has improved his record to 40-1-4 with 22 knockouts while Nantapech dropped to 22-4-0 with 15 knockouts.
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