Donnie Nietes’ RING junior flyweight-winning victory over Moises Fuentes was a defining moment for the Filipino veteran, who has spent most of his career in the shadow of compatriots Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire Jr. and Brian Viloria.
Donnie Nietes won THE RING’s vacant 108-pound championship with a ninth-round stoppage of Moises Fuentes and Bermane Stiverne solidified his heavyweight rankings by winning the WBC title with a sixth-round TKO of Chris Arreola.
Donnie Nietes cemented his position as the top 108-pound fighter in the world on Saturday, defending his WBO belt and capturing the vacant RING championship with a convincing ninth-round technical knockout over former titleholder Moises Fuentes.
There was lots of action involving RING-rated fighters last week but the most significant bout was between the magazine’s welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana, who advanced in the rankings by giving the pound-for-pound king a fight.
WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has looked impressive against sparring partners in preparation for next month’s clash with RING champion Sergio Martinez.
Heavyweight contenders Alexander Povetkin and Robert Helenius made big statements on Saturday night in Germany. Meanwhile, the Mayweathers' sad family rift was exposed for everyone to see on HBO's 24/7.