THE longest-reigning Filipino world champion in history, Donnie Nietes (39-1-4, 22 KOs), shutout Mexican veteran, Edgar Sosa (52-10, 30 KOs), in his flyweight debut on Saturday night.
The fight, held at the StubHub center in Carson California as part of Pinoy Pride 38, was a one-sided affair in which Nietes controlled every round, acquiring the vacant WBO Inter-continental flyweight title in the process. The official scores read 120-108 all in favor of Nietes.
Sosa seemed to have no answer for Nietes’ offense throughout the match. The Filipino staggered the former WBC World light flyweight champion twice in the early rounds but the cunning veteran found ways to slow down the action with strategic clinches when it mattered most.