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Friday, October 31, 2014

Donnie Nietes has the chance to break Gabriel "Flash" Elorde's record

Donnie "Ahas" Nietes (33-1-4, 19 KO's) has the opportunity to re-write history books, if he will win against Mexican Carlos Velarde on November 15. Nietes-Velarde is the main event of Pinoy Pride 28 edition at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.

Donnie Nietes has the chance to break Gabriel "Flash" Elorde's recordGranted Nietes passes the test Velarde brings inside the squared circle; Neites will become the longest reigning Filipino world champion of all time.

The late great Gabriel "Flash" Elorde currently held this record. He was the longest reigning world junior lightweight champion (seven years and three months) from 1960 to 1967. He defended the crown 10 times.

The 32 year old Neites reigned as world champion from 2007 until now. He first won the minimumweight title in September 2007 and currently the light flyweight champion.

The 24 year old Velarde has a record of 26 wins -- 14 by way of stoppage, three defeats and a draw.

Also in action

  • “Prince” Albert Pagara vs. Raul Hirales of Mexico.

  • Milan ‘El Metodico’ Melindo vs. Saul Juarez of Mexico.

  • Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo vs. Indonesian Farris Nenggo.

  • AJ “Bazooka” Banal vs Thai Maxsaisai Sithsaithong.

  • Mark “Magnifico’ Magsayo vs South Korean Moon-Sun Jung.

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