THE man who molded Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes to become a four-division world champion believes he still has what it takes to win another title.Trainer Edito 'Ala' Villamor said there is still gas left in the tank for the 38-year- ...
Oct 3, 2020
THEY went by different nicknames - 'Ahas,' 'The Dream,' 'Zorro,' and 'Prince,' to name a few - but once inside the boxing ring they flaunted the same characteristic: fearless.For thirty-five years, ALA Boxing Promotions was virtually a factory of boxers. What made ...
Aug 24, 2020
MIC test. Bladder check. And definitely no cheeseburgers and french fries on the broadcast table.Providing color commentary for ALA Boxing Promotions' 'Pinoy Pride' boxing series for almost a decade, I basically observed those three basic rules. Pinoy Pride, created by ALA ...
Aug 21, 2020
MP (Manny Paquiao) Promotions is considering taking under its wings some of the boxers displaced following the unexpected closure of the fabled ALA Boxing of Cebu.Sean Gibbons, president of the promotional outfit owned by the legendary Manny Pacquiao, said he'll ...
Aug 19, 2020
THE COVID-19 pandemic just knocked out ALA Boxing.For so long the country's leading boxing promotion, the Cebu-based stable that has been home to former world champions Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes and Milan Melindo, along with world title challengers Rey &# ...
Aug 18, 2020
JERWIN Ancajas has always been ready taking on the big guns in the super-flyweight division.But he won't back down either if pitted against Alejandro Santiago and even fellow countryman Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes.The reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super- ...
Jun 23, 2020
WHILE the debate rages as to who should be hailed "Fighter of the Decade," with names like Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez cropping up, it is worth noting that, right in our backyard, there are a number of ...
Jan 11, 2020
MAKE no mistake about it: the 2010s was a rousing decade for Philippine sports.World champions and gold medalists came aplenty, which makes picking out the top performers of the decade harder than it already was.Yet here at Spin.ph, we ...
Jan 2, 2020
DONNIE Nietes on Friday relinquished his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-flyweight title as he nixes a rematch with fellow Filipino Aston Palicte.The 36-year-old pride of Cebu-based ALA Boxing believes there is nothing more to prove against the ...
Mar 1, 2019
TWO current world champions, a rising gymnast, and gold-medal winners in the 2018 Asian Para Games lead the list of major awardees to be honored during the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night on Feb. 26 at the Manila ...
Feb 10, 2019
TRYING to figure out Donnie Nietes in the ring is like trying to find the starting point of a scotch tape. You think it is relatively easy until you realize that a considerable amount of time has passed and you are still ...
Jan 2, 2019
DONNIE Nietes wants to take his sweet time and enjoy the remaining holiday season shortly after becoming a world champion again on Monday night.His eyes sparkled though, when asked what lies ahead for him in 2019.The 36-year-old Nietes ...
Jan 1, 2019
DONNIE Nietes ended 2018 with a big bang.The Filipino is back as a world champion after outpointing Kazuto Ioka of Japan in a close 12-round fight for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-flyweight crown on New Year's Eve ...
Dec 31, 2018
DONNIE 'Ahas' Nietes goes for broke on New Year's Eve when he vies for the vacant World Boxing Organization super-flyweight title against Kazuto Ioka of Japan.The 36-year-old Filipino slugs it out with his younger Japanese ...
Dec 30, 2018
DONNIE Nietes wouldn't be spending Christmas time in the country. Well, at least the remaining part of it.The 36-year-old Filipino and his small entourage is set to leave for Macau 12 p.m. of Dec. 25, barely a ...
Dec 24, 2018
CHICAGO - Under the regulatory guidelines set by the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) here in the US, fights are scored under the following criteria: clean punching, effective aggressiveness, ring generalship, and defense.Ultimately, though, the outcome of all fights that go the ...
Sep 10, 2018
ASTON 'Mighty' Palicte offered size and power, but the older, smaller Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes executed to perfection a fight plan that should have earned him the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight (115 lbs.) championship. Instead, two blind mice, err judges, robbed ...
Sep 10, 2018
NOW Donnie Nietes gets to experience what the great Manny Pacquiao went through six years ago.The camp of the three-time world champion believed Nietes was denied of his due after his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-flyweight title fight against ...
Sep 9, 2018
DONNIE Nietes fell short in his bid for a world title in a fourth weight class after settling for a split draw with compatriot Aston Palicte in their 12-round fight for the vacant WBO super flyweight title on Sunday at The ...
Sep 9, 2018
FOR Donnie Nietes, it's the chance to further cement his boxing legacy.For Ashton Palicte, it's the culmination of his long cherished dream.The world gets to witness two of the country's finest boxers go at each other on ...
Sep 8, 2018
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