Thursday, December 22, 2016

IBF ordered Nietes vs Komgrich Nantapech for world flyweight Championship

After Johnriel Casimero vacated the IBF world flyweight title. IBF immediately releases a statement and ordered the no. 2 rated Donnie Nietes to face the ranked no. 4 Komgrich Nantapech for the IBF world championship next year.

“We have yet to hear from the IBF,” Nietes's promoter Michael Aldeguer told Philboxing. “We knew it could happen when we learned yesterday that Casimero is vacating his belt,” according to Aldeguer who said he heard rumors that Casimero was moving up in weight but he didn't expect that to happen “this soon.”

“I will talk to Donnie if he wants this fight and I will still talk to the WBO where Donnie is the mandatory challenger to Zou Shiming's title. Whatever Donnie wants, we'll support him. He likes to fight the big names out there but at the same time this is a good opportunity for him to get another world title,” Aldeguer said who added that if the Nietes-Krungthepthonburi will push thru, it will likely be in April next year “where Donnie has been scheduled to return.”

The longest reigning Filipino world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes (39-1-4, 22KOs) is a two-division world champion and won his last fight against Edgar Sosa via unanimous decision. Nietes is a proven elite type of boxer while the Thailander (22-3-0, 15KOs) never been fought any caliber or world rated boxer since then and loses to two Filipino including Albert Pagara and Froilan Saludar.