MOISES Fuentes considers champion Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes as the best junior flyweight fighter in the world today.
And the Mexican says he fights only the best.
“(Donnie) Nietes is the best in the division today and I only fight the best,” said Fuentes through interpreter John Sheehan, when he faced local media for the first time on Friday since arriving in the country for his 12-round World Boxing Organization title fight against Nietes next Saturday at the Cebu City Waterfront Hotel and Casino.
Fuentes, 27, relinquished his WBO minimumweight crown just to move up in weight and face the 30-year-old pride of Murcia, Negros Occidental (31-3, 17 KOs).
Lest it be forgotten, the native of Mexico City was the one whos sent the great Puerto Rican Ivan Calderon into retirement when he knocked him out in the fifth round of their title fight in Bayamon, Puerto Rico last October.
He sports a record of 16-1, with eight KOs.
Still, Fuentes wouldn’t commit about a knocking the lights out of Nietes in the main event of `Pinoy Pride 18’ presented by ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN.
“It’s going to be a tough fight,” was all the Mexican challenger could say, adding he’s been training for the match since December of last year.
Fuentes was accompanied by handler Jorge Barrera, said his celebrated brother – former world champion Marco Antonio – will likely plane in to watch the bout.