Donnie Nietes vs. Felipe Salguero
2012-06-02 : Donnie Nietes 108 lbs beat Felipe Salguero 108 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Resorts World Hotel, Newport Performing Arts Theatre, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
- Referee: Raul Caiz Sr
- Judge: Muhammad Rois 116-112
- Judge: Sawaeng Thaweekoon 116-112
- Judge: Salven Lagumbay 115-113
- World Boxing Organization Light Flyweight Title (1st defense by Nietes)
- Donnie Nietes 29-1-3 (16 KOs) vs. Felipe Salguero 16-2-1 (11 KOs)
- Nietes entered as the #3 jr. flyweight contender in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Salguero was unranked by the same publication. Salguero entered as the WBO #7 light flyweight contender to Nietes' title, as well as the IBF #7 light flyweight contender.
- Nietes is coming off a unanimous decision win against the then-reigning and defending WBO Light Flyweight Champion Ramon Garcia Hirales of Mexico eight months ago to become a two-divison weight champion, while Salguero is coming off a fifth-round knockout of former world title challenger Carlos Melo of Panama more than four months ago.
- Nietes has an undefeated record of 6-0 (2 KOs) against Mexican fighters coming into the fight, as well as an undefeated record of 6-0 (1 KO) in world title fights.
- This will be Salguero's first fight outside his native Mexico, as well as his first fight against a Filipino fighter. He has a record of 1-0 (1 KO) against non-Mexican fighters coming into the fight after beating Carlos Melo by fifth-round knockout.