Longest reigning Filipino champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and his Mexican challenger Francisco Rodriguez Jr. both weighed in at the light flyweight limit at 108 pounds during Friday’s official weigh-in held at the activity center of SM City Cebu.
Nietes will be defending his light flyweight title this Saturday for the seventh time at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.
Nietes looked very strong without any indication of weight struggle despite fighting at light flyweight all these years. Rodriquez’s cheeks although deeply set had no problem making the weight despite plans of moving up in weight.
Win or lose, I believed that both fighters will be moving up in weight in their next fight to join the mix of a very loaded flyweight division championed by pound-for-pound top two, Roman Gonzalez.