REIGNING World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight champion Donnie Nietes climbs back to the ring Saturday when he takes on Danai Meendaeng of Thailand in a 10-round non-title bout at the Lamberto Marcias Sports Complex in Dumaguete City.
The match will be the first for the 30-year-old Nietes after scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over Felipe Salguero of Mexico last June to retain his 108-lbs. title belt.
Nietes (30-1-3, with 16 KOs) came in at the exact contracted weight of 110 lbs. limit, while Meendaeng tipped in at 109.5 lbs during Friday’s official weigh-in at the Robinson’s Place.
Part of the undercard of the boxing card presented by ALA Promotions include former world title contender Jimrex Jaca, who battles Jaypee Ignacio in the main supporting bout.
Others seeing action are Mark Vincent Bernaldez against JR Mendoza; local bet Crispin Parba versus Lydon Castillo; Steve Recaborda opposite Ian Tevez; and Jonathan Himongala against Jaybee Galia.