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BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Donnie Nietes will make the eighth defense of his WBO junior flyweight championship when he faces former two-time world champion Raul Garcia at University of St La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City, Philippines on Saturday, May 28.
Nietes (37-1-4, 21 knockouts), from nearby Murcia, is fighting in his home province of Negros Occidental for the first time in 5 years, when he defeated Garcia’s twin brother Ramon Garcia for the title he currently holds. Garcia (38-3-1, 23 KOs) has won his last 5 fights.
The rest of the card features bantamweight contender Arthur Villanueva against Juan Jimenez; flyweight contender Milan Melindo against Maximino Flores; and flyweight prospect Kevin Jake Cataraja against Wanchai Nianghansa.
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