Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Nietes vs Nantapech?
Donnie Nietes beat Komgrich Nantapech by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 29th April 2017 at Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu City.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 115-113, 117-111 in favor of winner Donnie Nietes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was for the IBF flyweight championship of the world.
Nietes vs Nantapech stats
Donnie Nietes stepped into the ring with a record of 39 wins, 1 loss and 4 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Komgrich Nantapech made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Nantapech had advantage in power over Nietes, with a 68% knock out percentage over Nietes' 56%.
Donnie Nietes was the older man by 7 years, at 38 years old.
Both Donnie Nietes & Komgrich Nantapech fought out of an orthodox stance.
Nietes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 8 years and 3 months earlier than Nantapech, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 184 more professional rounds, 368 to Nantapech's 184.
Donnie Nietes went into the fight ranked number 3 by the IBF at flyweight.
Komgrich Nantapech was ranked number 4 by the IBF in the 112lb division.
Nietes vs Nantapech form
Nietes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Aston Palicte on 8th September 2018 by split draw in their WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Juan Carlos Reveco on 24th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had beat Komgrich Nantapech on 29th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines.
Before that, he had defeated Edgar Sosa on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
He had won against Raul Garcia on 28th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBO World Junior Flyweight and The Ring Junior Flyweight championship fight at University of St. La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Nietes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Nietes vs Nantapech start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Nietes vs Nantapech?
Donnie Nietes was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Komgrich Nantapech made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.