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Longest reigning Filipino boxing world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes wowed his home town crowd, as he battered challenger Raul Garcia to submission after Round 5 of their junior flyweight champion ship at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum, in Bacolod City, Philippines.

Nietes (38-1-4, 22 KOs) came back to his home turf, after 5 years, to fight in front of his kababayans in the same arena. Nietes didn’t failed them and won a one-sided beat down that Garcia’s corner raised the white flag. Garcia (38-4-1, 23 KOs) did not came out in Round 6.

Garcia traveled from Mexico all the way to the Philippines with a mission of avenging the loss of his twin brother Ramon Garcia whom Nietes defeated via unanimous decision in 2011 at the same venue.

Nietes scored two knockdowns in Round 3, battering Garcia at will. With the win, Nietes positioned himself to a better chance of facing Roman Gonzalez for the flyweight championship of the world. Nietes has been fighting long enough at the 108-pound division. A move at flyweight is good for the 34-year old Nietes.

With the successful title defense, Nietes will be coming back to US again for his next fight against mandatory challenger Moises Fuentes.

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Rey Tecson is the founder and editor of theboxingdiary.com. Records Keeper Transnational Boxing Ranking Board. Twitter @RetechSon