A few weeks ago in Cebu City, world light-flyweight champion Donnie Nietes walked up to the office of ALA Boxing chief Michael Aldeguer to tell him just one thing.
Almost on bended knees, Nietes, who has made nine successful defenses of the World Boxing Organization light-flyweight crown in a period of five years, asked Aldeguer “to make the Estrada fight instead (of arranging a third fight with Moises Fuentes),” according to a Philboxing report.
Nietes had drawn with Fuentes the first time but proved he was the better man when he knocked the Mexican out in the rematch.
Aldeguer didn’t make any silly promises to let Nietes go away but assured his fighter that he will move heaven and earth to make it happen.
Aldeguer has already booked Sept. 24 the StubHub Center in Carson, California, as the venue for Nietes’ second fight on US soil and he is hoping that the foe will be Estrada.