Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UFC boss meets with Floyd Mayweather’s team Ioka (23-1), who is seven years the junior of the 36-year-old Nietes, ended a 16-month retirement when he scored a unanimous decision win over McWilliams Arroyo after 10 rounds in his first fight in the junior bantamweight division and in the United States.Nietes and Ioka were actually in the same SuperFly 3 card on Sept. 8, 2018.Both Nietes and Ioka are three-division World champions winning titles in the flyweight, light flyweight, and minimumweight divisions.“It won’t be an easy fight either way but Donnie has always been confident,” said Aldeguer. “Ioka is a bigger name and comes from a respected country like Japan.”“Nietes wants the biggest fights out there and this fight is a step towards it.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments If Nietes wins the bout, he will join fellow Filipino IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas as titlists in the 115-lb division.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college As per Ring Magazine, the ruling was brought upon during the WBO Convention in Panama with Nietes’ promoter Michael Aldeguer of ALA Promotions confirming the news.“In principle, the fight is done is a done deal,” said Aldeguer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRing added that Aldeguer and Ioka’s promoter TLAROCK and manager Taku Nagashima discussed everything and that the contract signing was a mere formality.Nietes (41-1-5) had his first chance at the WBO junior bantamweight belt when he took on fellow Filipino Aston Palicte (24-2) but the judges ruled on a split decision draw in the Sept. 8, 2018 fight that left the sanctioning without a champion in the division. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Boxing world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netFilipino boxing icon Donnie Nietes can get another chance to become a four-division World champion after the World Boxing Organization ordered him to fight Japanese star Kazuto Ioka.The bout will be for the sanctioning body’s vacant World junior bantamweight (the super flyweight division in the WBC, IBF, and WBA) belt.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
…to stand trial next MondaySudesh Rambhajue will next Monday answer to allegations that he attempted to murder his father-in-law, Latchman Narine Persaud, on September 18, 2015 at Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo.Accused: Sudesh RambhajueRambhajue had been charged with felonious wounding committed on Narine Persaud, but at Tuesday’s arraignment before Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court, he denied both counts.The defendant did not have legal representation, but the court nevertheless empanelled the matter, giving the accused almost one week to obtain the services of an attorney to defend him in court.Rambhajue told the court he could not afford to retain an attorney and requested that the State provide representation for him. However, the court’s view was that such charges do not necessarily require the State to provide legal counsel.Prosecutor Seeta Bishundial is leading the State’s case, and is assisted by fellow attorneys Narissa Leander and Tiffini Lyken.It was previously reported that Narine Persaud claimed to have been attacked by the suspect after he had asked him to move out from his house. However, Persaud explained that after Rambhajue had ignored his request, he sought to repeat it when he saw the man approaching his home on the evening in question.Narine Persaud reported that the man became annoyed, and stabbed him before fleeing the scene.Several witnesses are expected to testify when the matter is heard next week.