Former four-weight world champion Donnie Nietes has had his opponent confirmed for next month’s spectacular #Legacy event, as he will take on Pablo Carrillo for the vacant WBO International super-flyweight title.
The D4G Promotions event in association with Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions takes place at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai on April 3, as Jamel Herring defends his WBO super-featherweight title against Carl Frampton.
It sees Filipino superstar Nietes (42-1-5, 23 KOs) make his highly-anticipated return to the ring, as he prepares to compete for the first time since December 2018.
Nietes has won world titles at super-flyweight, flyweight, light-flyweight and minimumweight during his incredible career, and has a serious challenge in front of him against Carrillo (25-7-1, 16 KOs), who is ranked #8 in the world with the WBA.
Carrillo has operated at the highest level in boxing for a number of years, having previously shared the ring with a number of world champions, including Kazuto Ioka, Luis Concepcion and Francisco Rodriguez Jr.
Elsewhere on the action-packed card next month, Zhankosh Turarov and Tyrone McKenna meet for the WBO Intercontinental super-lightweight title, Kazakhstan sensation Tursynbay Kulakhmet defends his WBC International super-welterweight title against 20-0 opponent Heber Rondon, and American prodigy Keyshawn Davis returns.