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Donnie Nietes signs with MTK Global, preparing for comeback

The four-division titlist hasn’t fought since 2018.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Just last week, it was reported that four-division titleholder Donnie Nietes was planning to fight again this winter, his first bout since Dec. 2018, and that he was working on a deal with new partners.

MTK Global announced today that they’ve signed a deal with the 38-year-old Filipino as he gets set to indeed make his comeback.

“I am very happy with this new step in my career. It means so much to me. Being a part of this team is brilliant and I am very grateful,” Nietes said.

“I’m happy with what I’ve achieved so far. The journey has been wonderful and I will forever cherish how I worked hard in building my successful career. I’m not done yet and I am now hoping to get a fight with Estrada, Rungvisai and Chocolatito.”

Nietes (42-1-5, 23 KO) says he’s planning to fight in December or January. His last bout was a controversial split decision win over Kazuto Ioka in Macau, where he won the vacant WBO 115-pound title, which he wound up never defending. He’s also won titles at 105, 108, and 112, and obviously plans to stick at 115 for this return.

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