Donnie Nietes Overpowers Pablo Carrillo to Claim a Unanimous Decision Win

Published 04/03/2021, 5:03 PM EDT


The WBO International super-flyweight title fight between Donnie Nietes and Pablo Carrillo stayed true to its hype. The duo kept the viewers on their toes throughout the tussle. The fight went for a full-fledged 10 rounds and the abrupt favorite Donnie Nietes won this fight with a unanimous decision.

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The fight began on a wonderful note for the veteran Nietes. He dictated the pace of the fight and didn’t let Carrillo land his powerful right hand initially. But from round 3, the pair picked up the pace and began landing some hits on each other.

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‘El Trencito’ staggered the latter in a few moments during the fight. But Donnie Nietes kept his slick defense on top to dodge the heat coming off Carrillo’s hands.

In round 7, the veteran caught Carrillo with some solid right hand and combinations the latter kept himself in control and ate those hits well. The duo traded enough punches with each other throughout the 30 mins, but the Phillipino boxer came out on top in this fight and claimed an easy win.

‘Ahas’ came into this fight after a long 27-month layoff. Yet, he didn’t showcase a lackluster stint in this fight, thus giving Carrillo a stern in-ring outing. Right from the first bell, he was clear on executing the game plan, and Nietes certainly fared the way he planned.

This was one of his biggest career wins and looking at his performance tonight, the veteran can only be proud.

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What’s next for Donnie Nietes?

With a sensational win over ‘El Trencito’, Nietes improved his pro-boxing track record to 43 wins and just a single loss.

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He put on a clinic in this fight to cement his reign in the super-flyweight roster. Moreover, with this win, ‘Ahas’ set himself up for even bigger fights/opponents.

Nietes might set himself up for cosmic fights against McWilliams Arroyo or Carlos Cuadras in the future.

It will be interesting to see how things play out for him in the coming future. For now, he’ll be extremely happy to get back his career on track after staying out of the game for a long period.

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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Nietes’ performance?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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