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Pinoy Pride 38: Donnie Nietes dominates in flyweight debut

Pinoy Pride 38: Donnie Nietes dominates in flyweight debut.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Donnie Nietes' journey to flyweight dominance begins at Pinoy Pride 38

After reaching the top of the mountain in the minimumweight division and making history in the light flyweight division as the longest reigning Filipino boxing world champion, Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes begins an new chapter in his career as he makes his flyw.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Nietes braces for flyweight debut vs Sosa

Donnie “Ahas” Nietes will be training at the Wildcard gym in Los Angeles, California in the US beginning this week in preparation for his flyweight debut against Mexican Edgar Sosa on September 24 at the StubHub Center in Carson California. Ni.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 21st, 2016

San Beda's Jarin and DLSU's Ayo are Coaches of the Year

Champion coaches Aldin Ayo and Jamike Jarin are among the top achievers that will be feted on January 26 when the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps holds its annual Collegiate Basketball Awards at the Montgomery Place Social Hall in E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City. The two bench tacticians will receive the Coach of the Year award in the event backed by Smart, Accel, Mighty Sports, and MJM Productions for guiding their respective teams to the championship in the country’s two major varsity leagues. Ayo revived the winning tradition of the De La Salle University Green Archers who captured the UAAP title at the expense of archrival Ateneo de Manila University. This, one year after also steering his alma mater Colegio de San Juan de Letran back to the top of the NCAA. Jarin got his redemption from losing to Ayo and the Knights in 2015 by leading the San Beda College Red Lions to their ninth championship in 11 seasons after sweeping Arellano University in the title series. Ayo is the first coach in the history of the awards night to win the Coach of the Year award in both leagues, while Jarin is receiving the prestigious honor before he makes his coaching debut for National University in the UAAP next season. Other coaches who have won the award in the annual event that honors the top achievers of the UAAP and NCAA are Norman Black, Frankie Lim, Eric Altamirano, Boyet Fernandez, Louie Alas, Nash Racela, Ato Agustin, and Juno Sauler. Also to be handed out are the Smart Player of the Year award and the Collegiate Mythical Five presented by Mighty Sports. Other awards include the Pivotal Player, Impact Player, Super Senior and Mr. Efficiency. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Wawrinka, Nishikori reaches quarterfinals in Brisbane

JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer br /> BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A change of scenery didn't change much about the outcome of Stan Wawrinka's opening match of the season. The U.S. Open champion won his debut match at the Brisbane International tournament on Wednesday, beating Viktor Troicki 7-6 (5), 6-4 to move into the quarterfinals against Kyle Edmund. Wawrinka previously made a habit of winning the title in Chennai to warm up for the Australian Open. From 2014-16, he won the Indian event without dropping a set. At 31, though, he decided it was time for a change. He is seeded second in Brisbane, his main tuneup for the season's first Grand Slam tournament beginning Jan. 16. 'For sure it's a bit different conditions, but I don't think it will change much for the preparation for Australia,' said Wawrinka, who won his first major title at Melbourne Park in 2014. 'When you've been on the tour for so long, to play some new tournaments, it makes you a little bit fresher mentally.' Third-seeded Kei Nishikori was rusty in his season-opening match against Jared Donaldson but found enough to hold off the American qualifier 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Eighth-seeded David Ferrer didn't make it that far, saving four match points on serve late in the third set before losing to Australian wild-card entry Jordan Thompson 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. Thompson, who won only three of his 13 matches in 2016, is already 2-0 this week and reached his first ATP Tour-level quarterfinal match. Next up is Nishikori. Nishikori, a three-time semifinalist in Brisbane, had a first-round bye and started the second round by racing to a 4-0 lead. But Donaldson responded and won the next six games to take the opening set in less than an hour. After jumping to a 3-0 lead in the second, Nishikori dropped another service game but this time used his experience in pressure situations to calmly regain control. 'I had a great start, and then I had one bad game after 4-0,' Nishikori said. 'I think it's a matter of my concentration ... a mental thing. After that he started playing much better ... and his forehand was on fire. 'It was really close. He had many chance to win a set and win the match, so, I mean, finally, in the last set I started playing like first couple of games and started dominating.' Sixth-seeded Lucas Pouille was trailing Edmund 6-3, 3-1 when he retired from their second-round match because of blisters. A day after becoming the first player born in the 2000s to win a main draw match at an elite WTA event, Destanee Aiava lost to two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-3 in the women's second round. 'It's pretty scary (but) I learned a lot out of that match,' said the 16-year-old Aiava, adding that she had gained 'confidence, maybe, in my game and myself, knowing that I do belong here.' Aiava will return to her hometown Melbourne, where she will play an exhibition tournament next week to continue preparations for her first Grand Slam event. She has a wild-card entry for the Australian Open, where she is set to be the first player born this millennium to play a Grand Slam main draw match. Kuznetsova will play French Open champion and fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinals. Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova rallied from a set and a break down to beat Zhang Shuai 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in her first competitive match since beating No. 1 Angelique Kerber to clinch the season-ending WTA Finals title. No. 8-seeded Roberta Vinci beat Misaki Doi 6-4, 6-2 in another second-round match. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Nietes gunning for world title in 2017, says ALA head

After cleaning out the light flyweight division in 2016, former long-time light flyweight title-holder Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes finally got his wish of moving up to the flyweight division and introduced himself with a dominant unanimous decision win over fo.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

Masterful win by Nietes

DONNIE Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino world champion, put on a masterful performance to score a shutout victory over former WBC world light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa and win the WBO Intercontinental flyweight title......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Nietes passes flyweight test

MANILA, Philippines – For 12 rounds Saturday evening, Donnie Nietes tested the waters in the flyweight class and came out with an impressive win over Edgar S.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Nietes whips Sosa, claims WBO flyweight belt

Longest Filipino world boxing champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes debuted in the flyweight division with a unanimous decision victory against Mexican Edgar Sosa on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the StabHub Center in Carson, California in US. The fo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Pinoy Pride 38: Nietes wins flyweight debut; Magsayo cruises to decision win

Pinoy Pride 38: Nietes wins flyweight debut; Magsayo cruises to decision win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Nietes passes flyweight test, outpoints Sosa

MANILA, Philippines – For 12 rounds Sunday mornign, Donnie Nietes tested the waters in the flyweight class and came out with an impressive win over Edgar Sos.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Pinoy Pride 38: Nietes dominates Sosa in flyweight debut

Pinoy Pride 38: Nietes dominates Sosa in flyweight debut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Nietes leads Philippine bid in Pinoy Pride 38

MANILA, Philippines – Donnie Nietes comfortably tipped the scales at the flyweight limit of 112 pounds heading to his anticipated clash with Edgar Sosa of Me.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Pinoy fighters make weight for Pinoy Pride 38 in California

Everything is set for fight night, as all the fighters make weight for Pinoy Pride 38, Saturday evening in Carson, California. br /> In the headlining bout, long-time light flyweight king Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes weighs in at 112 pounds for his .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Nietes fights Sosa today in ‘fly’ debut

MANILA, Philippines - Donnie Nietes will have to wait a little longer before he lands the big fight against either Juan Francisco Estrada or Roman “Chocolati.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Nietes dream fight fizzles in thin air

One of the reasons why Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes has decided to move up in weight was to pursue a dream fight against unified flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

Nietes begins flyweight bid in Pinoy Pride 38

For eight years, boxing champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes stamped his class in the light flyweight division, bringing glory to the Philippines one fight after another. With a competitive spirit like no other, the country’s longest-reigning .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

Casimero may defend title vs Zou

MANILA, Philippines – Reigning IBF flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero will not back off from a fight with any of his countrymen like Donnie Nietes or Brian.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

Superal makes debut as pro

Princess Superal launches her pro career on the very circuit that helped hone her craft, expecting a different kind of challenge from an elite field and pressure with money now also on the line in the ICTSI Sherwood Ladies Classic beginning today at Sherw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 5th, 2016

Sosa preps up for Nietes

Former world champion Edgar Sosa is neck-deep in training in Mexico City, looking determined to ruin Filipino pride Donnie Nietes’ planned invasion of the flyweight ranks on Sept. 24 in Carson, California......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 4th, 2016