Boxing: Donaire, Nietes make weight for Pinoy Pride 30

ON WEIGHT. Nonito Donaire Jr (L) and William Prado (R) both made the 122 pound limit. Photo by Mark Cristino

Donaire, Nietes make weight for Pinoy Pride 30

Nonito Donaire made the 122 pound weight limit for the first time in two years while Donnie Nietes and Gilberto Parra experienced drama on the scales

 

MANILA, Philippines - Nonito Donaire Jr made a quick trip to the scale on Friday afternoon, stepping on the scale to register 122 pounds before quickly being whisked away to replenish his fluids. Fighters on the mid-card had originally been scheduled to weigh-in first before the itinerary was changed last minute.

William Prado, the Brazilian fighter whom he faces on Saturday, March 28 at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, weighed in the same as his opponent, 122.

Donaire Jr (32-3, 21 KOs) of San Leandro, Calif. by way of Talibon, Bohol, Philippines made the junior featherweight limit for the first time since 2013 after rising up to 126, where he won the WBA featherweight title.

Prado (22-4-1, 15 KOs) of Sao Paolo, Brazil is one fight removed from a third round knockout loss to Scott Quigg in 2013.

Nonito Donaire Sr says his son/fighter ate pasta first because it is easy to digest and will eat small meals throughout the day to replenish. Donaire Sr says he wants his son to gain no more than 10 pounds by the time he hits the ring.

In the main event, THE RING magazine junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (34-1-4, 20 KOs) of Bacolod City, Philippines and his opponent Gilberto Parra (19-2, 17 KOs) both weighed in at the 108 pound limit.

Parra’s team initially protested the scale’s reading, saying he was over the limit. Nietes then stepped back on the scale and registered 108 pounds once more before refueling with a lunch of sinigang, raisin bread, rice and spaghetti.

Donnie Nietes and Gilberto Parra became heated at the scale. Photo by Mark Cristino

The two posed for photos briefly, with Nietes giving his opponent a throat slash gesture.

Nietes then stepped back on the scale and registered 108 pounds once more before refueling with a lunch of sinigang, raisin bread, rice and spaghetti.

“It’s just psy-war,” said Nietes’ assistant trainer Edmund Villamor. “[Parra’s team] is probably scared.” - Rappler.com

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