elf-discipline,” he said. Two more years in elite levels, Nietes will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight belt in November against twodivision world champion Juan Carlos Reveco.
“This fight will be good. I have prepared well. I think he’s a very tough opponent and I won’t take any chances,” he said.
Even though Nietes is 35 years old, he believes that he has at least two to three more years at the elite level.
“I feel young. I train really hard. My age may be moving up but I feel very young,” he said. Nietes captured his first world title, the WBO mini-flyweight belt, on Sept. 30 2,007 with a unanimous decision victory over Pornsawan Porpramook.
He won his second division crown, the WBO light flyweight strap, with a unanimous decision over Raul Garcia Hirales in 2011.
He finally became a three-division world champion after winning the vacant IBF flyweight belt by a unanimous decision over Komgrich Nantapech last April.
“It feels normal,” said Nietes on how he feels about being a champion for a decade. “But I feel very happy that I also made my own legacy as Donnie Nietes.” (EKA/SunStar Philippines)