(07/13/2013) Merlito Sabillo vs. Jorle Estrada

Date:  Saturday, July 13, 2013

Title:  WBO Mini-Flyweight Championship

Location:  Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Promoter:   ALA Promotions

Supervisor:    Leon Panoncillo

Referee:  Raul Caiz Jr.

Judges:   Salven Lugumbay, Ulysses Glenn, Joe Garcia  

Result:   Merlito Sabillo retained his title stopping challenger Jorle Estrada by TKO in the ninth round.  Estrada down through body shot.

Donnie Nietes

Donnie Nietes, who is a Filipino professional boxer, was born in Bacolod City, Philippines on May 13, 1982 and stands 5 feet 3 inches. His first fight was against Walter Suaybaguio in San Fernando, Cebu, Philippines, winning a six round unanimous decision. Also known as Ahas, he has fought 29 times, winning 25 with 14 of those wins via knockout, with 1 loss and 3 draws.

He won the WBO minimumweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision against Pornsawan Porpramook in Cebu City Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines on September 30, 2007.

Nietes currently holds the WBO Jr. Flyweight title, which he won back on October 8, 2011, when he defeated then WBO champion Ramon Garcia Hirales. Nietes captured the title by a 12th round unanimous decision.