Donnie Nietes makes the second defence of his WBO light-flyweight title on March 2 as WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes steps up the three pounds necessary to challenge the rising Filipino star.
The 30 year-old vacated the 105lb belt that Fuentes currently holds in 2011 as he moved up to dethrone Ramon Hirales and now seeks to halt the dangerous Mexican from doing the same on home soil at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu City.
Elsewhere in Windhoek, Namibia, Pungluang Sor Singyu gives native Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda a shot at his bantamweight version of the WBO belt as the champion looks to end the 32 year-old’s 19-fight unbeaten record.
Sor Singyu, 24, has lost just once in 44 contests, which came over four years ago against Stephane Jamoye in Belgium, but has since stopped fourteen of twenty opponents on his way to becoming world champion.
Ambunda is largely untested having fought all his career exclusively in Namibia and will go into the fight as a heavy underdog, even with home advantage against the seasoned campaigner from Thailand.