Now in the twilight of his career, Donnie Nietes made a career-defining decision.
The 38-year-old pugilist out of Murcia, Negros Occidental has decided to sign with MTK Global and D4G Promotions.
He follows the footsteps of fellow ALA promotions alum Albert Pagara.
“I am very happy with this new step in my career. It means so much to me. Being a part of this team is brilliant, and I am very grateful,” said Nietes, who owns a 42-1-5 (23 KOs) record and stuck with ALA until it folded last month.
For him, signing with the promotion will lead to him getting the fights that he has always wanted. That includes facing WBA Super Flyweight Champion Roman Gonzalez, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, and WBC Super Flyweight Champion Juan Francisco Estrada.
“I’m happy with what I’ve achieved so far. The journey has been wonderful, and I will forever cherish how I worked hard in building my successful career. I’m not done yet and I am now hoping to get a fight with Estrada, Rungvisai, and Chocolatito,” said Nietes, who last fought back on December 31, 2018.
Chiefs from MTK Global and D4G feel happy with the signing.
“We’re delighted to again be teaming up with our friends at D4G Promotions to work alongside boxing legend Donnie Nietes,” said Paul Gibson, MTG Global chief strategy officer.
“He’s already had tremendous success in his career having won world titles in four-weight classes, and we’re confident of securing some huge fights for him in the always-entertaining super-flyweight division.”
“It’s an honor to announce the signing of Donnie Nietes, and both us and MTK Global are extremely excited to be working with such a huge talent,” added Ahmed A. Seddiqi of D4G Promotions.
“There are some massive fights out there for him, and we are looking forward to seeing him showcase his skills when he makes his long-awaited return in the near future.”
Nietes’ return bout will be announced soon. But for the longest reigning Filipino champion it will be done.
“I want to be back as soon as possible. Whether it be December or January. I am currently preparing already and I am pleased to be going back in the ring after two years. I will bring pride to MTK Global, D4G Promotions, and my country.”