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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:44 pm 

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Tepic, Nayarit -- Being the only boxer participants who are in town so far for the huge Mexican Independence Day Latin Fury XI event this Saturday (Sunday in Manila), WBO minimumweight champion Donnie Nietes and bantamweight contender Z Gorres of the Philippines get all the media attention in this boxing-crazy Mexican state.

Nietes and Gorres were invited Tuesday morning by Radio Sensacion 93.7 hosted by Jerson de Leon to talk about their chances against their opponents Manuel Vargas and Cruz Carbajal respectively. Latin beauty Anabel Garcia Lizarraga of the Nayarit government acted as interpreter in the lively interview where Nietes and Gorres were asked by De Leon if they want to drink Tecate, the popular Mexican drink, to which Gorres replied, "Yes, after the fight this Saturday."

The two Filipino fighters were then covered by Mexican network giant TV Azteca, tasked to broadcast the event in North America, as they worked out at Hotel Fray Jupinero Gym at 2 p.m. TV Azteca followed Nietes and Gorres as they took an early dinner of bread, chicken soup, salads and fruits at 5 p.m.

Nietes weighed 106 lbs while Gorres was 119 lbs Tuesday as the duo were only 1 lb over the limit each 3 days before the weighin. "We are now just trying to maintain their weights," trainer Edmund Villamor informed. "That is good for them because they will not go hungry days before the weighin."

Later in the evening, Nietes and Gorres were fetched by the local government TV station where Gorres' popularity was evident when he was met by a bunch of young Mexican boxers who posed for photos with him calling him 'idol'. The two then proceeded to TV RTN for another interview session.


Nietes, Gorres Hog media attention in Nayarit,.



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