2008-08-30 Donnie Nietes w rsc 2 Eddy Castro, Waterfront Hotel, Cebu, Philippines - WBO
2008-08-30 Donnie Nietes w rsc 2 Eddy Castro, Waterfront Hotel, Cebu, Philippines - WBO. Referee: Raul Caiz (jnr). On 26 September at Municipal Sports Hall (no 2), Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Daniel Reyes outpointed Luis Alberto Lazarte over 12 rounds to win the vacant WBO ‘interim’ title, but lost it on 6 December when knocked out in the fourth round by Manuel Vargas at the Fair Auditorium, Lagos De Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico. Vargas went on to retain the ‘interim’ title when outpointing Walter Tello over 12 rounds at the Expo Forum, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico on 12 February 2009. Given a crack at Nietes for full championship honours on 12 September 2009, Vargas forfeited the ‘interim’ title on losing.