Pinoy Pride 36 Legend in the Making Fight Results
Donnie Nietes vs. Raul Garcia – Nietes by 6th Round TKO
Arthur Villanueva vs. Juan Jimenez – Villanuea by 4th Round Knock Out
Milan Melindo vs. Maximino Flores – Melindo by TD
Kevin Jake Cataraja vs. Chatchai Or Benjamas -Cataraja by KO
Pinoy Pride 36 Weigh-in Results
Donnie Nietes (108 lbs.) vs. Raul Garcia (108 lbs.)
Arthur Villanueva (117.5 lbs.) vs. Juan Jimenez (118 lbs.)
Milan Melindo (114.75 lbs.) vs. Maximino Flores (115 lbs.)
Kevin Jake Cataraja (112 lbs.) vs. Chatchai Or Benjamas (112 lbs.)
On the 28th of May, Philippines most experienced and perhaps best boxers converge to the battle ring as they receive foreign challengers on the Pinoy Pride 36: which is itself a legend in the making. This match of the season will be played at the La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City.
On top of the card is none other than the Filipino homeboy who is also the longest ever reigning boxing champion better known as Donnie “Ahas” Nietes. During the match, he puts his WBO championship at stake against the renown and former world champion Raul Garcia better known as “Rayito” from Mexico
In one of the pre match games King” Arthur Villanueva tries out his fortunes in another title by taking on Juan “El Penita” also from Mexico to fill the currently vacant Asia Pacific WBO Bantamweight Championship.
In one of the featured flyweight challenges, world title candidate Milan “Milenyo” Melindo takes on Maximino Flores from Mexico who is stepping in for the currently wounded Javier Mendoza also of Mexican origin. It will really be a tough match between these two who both want to rise through the ranks of boxing.
The list of the day’s fighters also includes the rising talent Kevin Jake better known as “KJ”. Cataraja is also looking for a direct win against Chatchai in the flyweight contest
The Main match
Donnie Nietes will be heading home to shield his title by taking on Mexican born Raul Garcia at Pinoy Pride 36
Nietes who is also a 14 times word champ will be take on one of Mexico’s best fighter Raul Garcia. Nietes is currently at his best with an impressive record of 37W (21KO)-1L-4D. Additionally, he is the second division word champ. With the current rankings placing him at number one in Philippines and the world.
Since winning his first world title in 2007, this 33 year old Filipino fighter has been wining and winning and is showing no signs of surrender. The outcome of this match is going to be of great importance in his career of unbeaten boxing. Considering that he won his last game against Juan Alejo of mexico through a UD, things might turn not to be expected. All we can do is sit back and wait for the game’s outcome.
Raul Garcia who is a 33 year old boxer from Mexico won his first word championship back in 2008 which was against a Filipino boxer known as Florante Condes after successfully defending it for four times after which it had been dominated by the south African born Nkosinathi Joyi.
rayito however came back and took the WBO World minimumweight championship in 2014. This veteran Mexican fighter has only lost to a very few fighters which include: Moises Fuentes from Mexico, Nkosinathi Joyi from South Africa and Pedro Guevara from Mexico. He has really proved to a resilient fighter in the field of boxing.
Nietes vs Rayito is going to be the 36th edition of the Pinoy pride series which is going to be title as “A Legend in the Making”. We should all definitely purpose to watch these games. From my own opinion this will be the largest boxing contest of this millennium.