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Donnie Nietes vs. Kazuto Ioka Rumored to take place in December

Nietes vs Ioka


By. BrotherJR

September 11, 2018


This past weekend Donnie Nietes and Kazuto Ioka fought on separate bouts at The Forum in Inglewood, California as part of SuperFly3. Nietes was on the receiving end of controversial draw against Aston Palicte for the vacant WBO Super-Flyweight title while Ioka won in impressive fashion over McWilliams Arroyo. Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report has now learned there are formative steps taking place for Nietes and Ioka to fight each other in December.

According to sources in Japan, plans are being made for Ioka (23-, 13 KO’s) to the ring at the end of this year with the plan is for him to face Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Super-Flyweight title. A Nietes – Ioka bout would make sense for multiple. 1. Ioka’s win over Arroyo (ranked 3rd by the WBO at 115 lbs at the time) would assure him a high ranking by the WBO while would presumably retain his current No. 1 WBO ranking despite his draw with Palicte this past weekend. 2. Assuming this bout takes place, the winner would become a four-time, four-division world champion. 3. A battle between the two would accomplish each fighter’s desires of a big-money fight at 115 lbs.

Japan usually has multiple boxing cards at the end of the year, and there is already a schedule event scheduled to take place at the Kyokugen Hall in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve. Given that Ioka has no issue getting a license from the Japanese Boxing Commission (who is technically is without a Japanese Boxing license), a potential fight with Nietes could take place there. If not, there is a possibility of such fight happening in the Philippines though that may be difficult due to financial matters.

For those asking what about Palicte, the man Nietes just fought for the vacant title? Early assumption is that he would fight the winner of a Nietes – Ioka bout as part of SuperFly4 which promoter has stated would take place in the Spring of 2019 on HBO. P4PBoxingReport will keep you updated with any further developments on this potential Super-Flyweight superfight.


September 11, 2018 Posted by | News | , , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #199 – #SuperFly2 Recap

By. BrotherJR

March 1, 2018


Boxing Recap
  • Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada
  • McWilliams Arroyo vs. Carlos Cuadras
  • Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco
  • Artem Dalakian vs. Brian Viloria
  • George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr.
Boxing Preview
  • Luis Nery vs. Shinsuke Yamanaka (rematch)
  • Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz
  • Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui
  • Sergey Kovalev vs. Igor Mikhalkin
  • Dmitry Bivol vs. Sullivan Barrera
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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #141 – Lightweight Division on the Come-Up


By. BrotherJR

September 30, 2016


On this episode we discuss…
Boxing Recap
– In an excellent fight, Jorge Linares outpoints Anthony Crolla to win the WBA Lightweight and Ring Magazine Lightweight Title. With Linarez, Crolla, Robert Easter and others, is 135 ready to pop?
– Donnie Nietes made his Flyweight debut, outclassing Edgar Sosa. Can Nietes already be considered the best in the world at 112lbs?
– We discuss why prospect Mark Magsayo is an eye to keep on in a deep and talented Featherweight division.
Boxing News
– The troubles of Tyson Fury and could we really see Anthony Joshua – Wladimir Klitschko this year?
– Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters will finally happen.
Boxing Preview
– Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Dimitrenko
– Jurgen Brahmer vs. Nathan Cleverly
All that and more!!!
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Composer – Michael W.
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Donnie Nietes Has Always ‘Secretly’ Been the Best Filipino Fighter Behind Manny Pacquiao


By. Kayla Lewis

July 18, 2015

Well, it’s not really a secret anymore than it is more obvious. Donnie Nietes has ‘secretly’ always been the second best active Filipino fighter behind Pacquiao. 

It’s fascinating to sit and look back on how many other Filipino boxers were being labeled as the one to carry the torch for the Philippines once Pacquiao’s reign was over. Names like AJ Banal, Bernabe Concepcion, Marvin Sonsona, Ciso Morales, etc. were mentioned, but not a single one lived up to the hype. The truth is while the search was being looked after elsewhere for a head for crown, the answer has been apparent for quite some time, or at least since 2007.

Donnie Nietes has dominated as one of the top lower weight champions for eight years now, without ceasing. Winning his first legitimate world title in 2007 versus Thai contender Pornsawan Porpramook, Nietes won by unanimous decision and went forth to defend his 105-lb title successfully four times over the span of four years.

A shift up to the light flyweight division was made in 2011 which saw ‘Ahas’ winning another world title and garnering seven defenses under his belt. He has broken fellow countryman Flash Elorde’s recording for longest reign as a Filipino champion.

 What else is there to say? Filipino boxing has always had more to offer than Manny Pacquiao. Sure, there was the brief era of Nonito Donaire, who unlike Pacquiao wasn’t as loved, but nevertheless demonstrated his own case in being able to represent his native country well. Donaire’s run was good, he was exciting and active, but it wasn’t long before he was figured out  by a rather feared Cuban and dismantled by a strong Jamaican.

And here we have Nietes, who all along has portrayed the traits to remain on top for as long as he has. A methodical, technical, but fan-friendly fighter with some power in his arsenal who is actively setting a new record. Truth is, Donnie Nietes was well on his way to proving his skills before Pacquiao had even shot into super stardom from the De La Hoya fight.

What gives? One has to believe that the weight classes Donnie has always fought in aren’t relevant enough to the general boxing public to consider him worthy (here’s to hoping Roman Gonzalez can change all that) enough to even hold a candle to what boxers in higher weight classes can do. While this opinion can be subjective, I have to personally say it’s false, a good fight is a good fight and is the weight class that important at the end of the day?

 It’s a shame really, a double-edged sword it seems. Many Filipino fighters have constantly been casted under the shadow of Manny Pacquiao’s tremendous achievements and have subtly fought for the right to say they can be the equivalent or close to it. The conclusion is they’ve just about all failed, been scolded for it and further bashed for trying to be like someone else rather than themselves in the ring. 

However, Donnie Nietes has really only ever been himself. He’s done his job as a fighter, but continues to be unappreciated and basically ignored as a whole.
Hm, one thing is for sure though, no matter where in the world, fight fans are a fickle bunch. When they love you they love you, but when they don’t … well … they don’t. And if you never knew anything else, you’ll know this for sure.


*Kayla M. Lewis is a blogger for 8CountNews.com, a past guest of the Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report podcast/YouTube show, and a regular contributor to the Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report blog page

July 18, 2015 Posted by | Analysis, Blog, Commentary | | Leave a comment