Attitude key to Nietes’ success, longevity, says trainer

first_img“Attitude,” his longtime trainer Edito Villamor told “That’s his secret.”“He’ll do what you tell him to do. He respects us, he respects everyone and he’s humble,” Villamor said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNietes has been a world champion since September 30, 2007, a span of 21 fights. The only time he came close to yielding his belt was against Moises Fuentes in 2013 when he settled for a majority draw. The following year, Nietes left nothing to chance and stopped Fuentes in the ninth round.His latest victory, the 41st of his professional career, was when he picked apart former champion Juan Carlos Reveco in seven rounds before a nationally-televised fight in the US last month. Villamor begs to differ.“His attitude is what makes him great, it’s what makes him the longest reigning Filipino champion, it’s what makes him a legend.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jalalon, Sangalang star as Magnolia beats NLEX for 2-1 lead View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 IBF flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes. Photo by Mark GiongcoWhat’s equally impressive is how he remains the same person he once was.“He’s great in the ring but even greater out of the ring,” said ALA Promotions chief Mike Aldeguer, who’s handled Nietes since day one. “He’s never been late to training, he’s never argued with his coach, never overweight for a fight and a humble guy, who’s just destined for success.”“He’s always an example to all the young fighters out there that if you work hard and just stay humble, success will come to you,” Aldeguer added.Nietes insisted that there’s no secret to his seemingly interminable reign, though he said he gets better with age.“I’m like wine. The older, the sweeter,” Nietes said in Filipino. “I don’t have any secret. I just train when I have a fight. Just train hard and be patient.”ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Donnie Nietes is a master inside the boxing ring and yet, what he does with his fists is not the reason why he’s the longest reigning Filipino world champion.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img

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