Nietes KOs Reveco, retains crown

by Michael De Vera

INGLEWOOD, California — Filipino boxer Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (41-1-4, 23 KOs) knocked out Argentinean challenger Carlos Reveco (39-4, 19 KOs) in the seventh round to keep his IBF flyweight title in the televised show called “Superfly 2” card Saturday night at The Forum here.

Four punches of left-right-left-right to the body set up the powerful left uppercut that sent Reveco flat on his back to the canvass.

The former light flyweight and flyweight world champ beat the count but obviously unable to respond to the referee Hernandez’s  instruction.

The time of stoppage, 53 seconds into the seventh stanza following Reveco’s corner threw of towel.

Photo by HBO

Prior to that, Nietes rocked his a year junior opponent by a short right hand to the face at the end of round 6.

Reveco woobly walked the middle of the ring towards the ropes instead to his corner. His second catched and guided him to the stool at his corner.

Nietes, who will turn 36-year old in May, comfortably leading in all three scorecards at the time of stoppage.

CompuBox showed Nietes landed 100 of 407 (25%) punches and 77 of 258 (30%) power shots compared to Reveco’s 40 of 318 (13%) and 36 of 195 (18%), respectively.

It was Nietes first defense of the title and it was also his first knockout win in four years.

He is unbeaten since 2014.