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Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte await WBO advice

ALA Boxing president Michael Aldeguer said yesterday he hopes a decision on how to resolve the impasse in the superflyweight division will be made during the WBO convention in Panama on Oct. 29-Nov. 2 after two Filipinos, Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte, fought to a split 12-round draw to keep the throne vacant at the Forum in Inglewood last month......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarOct 11th, 2018

Jerwin Ancajas retains IBF title after Split Draw

Filipino IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas holds on to his title after figuring in a Split Draw against Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Friday evening (Saturday morning, Manila time).  A back-forth-battle throughout the course of twelve rounds, the usually-methodic Ancajas found it difficult to impose his will against the shifty Barrios.  The smaller challenger brought the fight to the defending champion, challenging Ancajas more than anyone has during the Pinoy's title reign.  At the end of the action-packed affair, one judge saw it in 116-112 in favor of the champion, while another saw it 118-110 in favor of the challenger.  The third judge scored it a 114-114 draw.  This is the second Filipino fighter to battle to a draw in the last month, with Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte battling to a Split Draw in their WBO Super Flyweight title contest back in early September.  Earlier in the card, former world title challenge Genesis Servania made quick work of Mexican opponent Carlos Carlson via third round KO. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Boxing: Donnie Nietes not too keen on Palicte rematch or Pinoy-versus-Pinoy title bouts

Following last weekend’s controversial Split Draw decision at the end of the Donnie Nietes-Aston Palicte bout for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship, at SuperFly 3 in Los Angeles, California, the WBO’s 115-pound strap remains, well, vacant. Nietes and Palicte battled for twelve rounds, ending with one judge scoring it for the former, 118-110, the other judge scoring it 116-112 for the latter, and the third judge scoring it 114-114 for the Split Draw. Many thought that Nietes had done more than enough to earn a fourth-division world championship, so obviously, the Split Draw left a bitter taste in the mouth of the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion. As such, the most-likely scenario is that Nietes and Palicte lock horns once again, with the hopes of finally determining a new WBO Super Flyweight king. While no official announcement or decision has been made regarding the matter, Nietes isn’t exactly chomping at the bit to get back in there with his fellow Negrense. For Nietes, who was one scorecard away from joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipino four-division world champions, he feels that a rematch isn’t necessary given that many-including himself- believe that he won the 12-round affair. “Para sa akin siguro, sa akin lang ah, siguro wala na yung rematch dapat, kasi alam naman ng mga tao na ako talaga yung panalo,” Nietes told ABS-CBN Sports. “Siguro mas better na maghanap na kami ng ibang makakalaban, rated diyan sa WBO.” Obviously, there’s no shortage in contenders in the WBO’s 115-pound shark tank. Nietes and Palicte are 1 and 2 respectively. Still, Nietes has never been one to back down from any challenge, and the 36-year old Murcia, Negros-native says that he’s down for anyone. “Depende sa WBO tsaka sa manager ko kung sino gusto nila ipa-laban sa akin. Ako, open naman ako kahit sinong lalabanan.” Nietes says he’s targeting a return to the ring in February, but with rumours of a WBO title bout against Japan's Kazuto Ioka also swirling around, the Filipino boxing star says he has no problem coming back earlier. Ioka defeated WBO-ranked McWilliams Arroyo at SuperFly 3. Another name that’s being mentioned is compatriot Jerwin Ancajas, the IBF’s reigning 115-pound king. Ancajas defeated Nietes’ teammate Jonas Sultan earlier this year in what was the first all-Filipino world championship bout in 92 years. With Nietes’ jump to super flyweight, fans and pundits alike all salivated at the prospect of another high-level all-Filipino world championship clash between Nietes and Ancajas. While that would definitely be a must-see matchup, Nietes says he’d rather not have to share the ring against a fellow Pinoy, unless completely necessary. “For me, siguro hindi lang muna ako [lalaban] sa mga Pinoy siguro,” Nietes shared. “Much better kung mga ibang lahi lang muna. Kung sakali namang wala na talagang makakalaban kami na ibang lahi, okay ako mag-unify ng Pinoy against Pinoy.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Donnie Nietes falls a minute short to win

Former three-time world champion Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte were on the same Philippine Airlines flight that left here Tuesday for home, both virtually unmarked after they battled to a split 12-round draw to leave the WBO superflyweight throne vacant at the Forum in Inglewood over the weekend......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Give Nietes due respect; no rematch, please

Aston Palicte, the clear loser, said he wants to do a rematch with Donnie Nietes. That's absurd; as senseless as demanding to be rewarded for a bungled job.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Filipino superfly Nietes risks 14-year win streak

Los Angeles: Donnie Nietes, who hasn't lost a fight in 14 years, tries to become a world champion in his fourth different weight class Saturday when he faces fellow Filipino Aston Palicte.Niet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Max Kellerman: Donnie Nietes clearly won

Max Kellerman, the American commentator who carries a very strong opinion in sports, has given his stake on the controversial draw between Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Nietes, Pinoy contingent disappointed after SuperFly 3

Saturday's SuperFly 3 card at The Forum in Los Angeles easily could have been a landmark moment for Filipino boxing.  Four Filipino pugs were contending for championships, including Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte, who were vying for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship.  In the end however, none of them ended up with with any hardware.  With an all-Filipino matchup for the WBO's 115-pound crown, it was considered a given that a Pinoy would be crowned world champion.  And then, the judges came into play.  After twelve rounds of action from both contenders, many believed that Nietes was well on his way to capturing a fourth world championship in as many weight classes.  Instead, one judge scored the fight in favort of Palicte, one judge scored it in favor of Nietes, and the third judge saw it go to a draw, leading to a Split Draw decision.  "Sa tingin ko panalo talaga ako," Nietes shared with ABS-CBN's Steve Angeles. "Pero 'yun ang nakita talaga ng mga judge, wala na tayong magagawa doon. Judges' decision."  After an early onlsaught from the younger, taller, and rangier Palicte, Nietes used his speed, movement, and experience to outbox his rival for what appeared to be the majority of the twelve-round contest.  As for Palicte, the 27-year old native of Bago City showed that he was a force to be reckoned with in the division, after using hs range and his strength to do some damage on Nietes.  Still, he believes that he's got more work to do.  "Pinakita ko ang best ko, but kulang pa, kulang pa talaga," Palicte shared. Kung 100 percent ako talaga, mananalo. Eh na-draw, so ibig sabihin may kulang pa."  Sharing the ring with arguably one of the best Filipino boxers in history is invaluable experience, and that fact isn't lost on the Roy Jones Jr.-promoted talent.  "Masaya ako, basta nakalaban ko ang best boxers sa mundo. Ayun na si Donnie, hindi basta-basta si Donnie. Three-time world champion siya tska longest-reigning, so proud ako sa sarili ko sa laban, kasi lahat masaya." "Siguro may kulang parin kasi naging draw." Palicte added.  After the matchup, Nietes, Palicte, and their respective teams shared a moment of respect backstage.  Everyone is back to being friends again as Team Nietes and Team Palicte greet eachother after their #Superfly3 draw. pic.twitter.com/ORbu4n9T6J — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) September 9, 2018 With the WBO Super Flyweight World Championship still vacant, it's highly-likely that Nietes and Palicte get a second go-around for the championship.  "We'll sit down and see what we can do. Right now, it's still vacant." said ALA Promotions CEO Michael Aldeguer. "We'll see, I'll try to talk to the WBO and see what happens there, and think of it and maybe what's next."  Aldeguer adds that he too believes a rematch is the likely course of action.  "There's always that way because it's still a vacant title right now, and the usual procedue is they call for a rematch."  The ALA Promotions head honcho however, couldn't hide his disappointment for what transpired.  "With Donnie now, him being 36 and trying to get hid fourth-division title, he won it tonight, it's just sad that he didn't."  In the undercards, a pair of Pinoys also missed out on bringing home belts, both losing via split decision.  Here’s what @ALAPromotions1 Sir Michael Aldeguer had to say after the #PalicteNietes #superfly3 draw and what’s next for Ahas. @abscbnsports @ABSCBNNewsSport 🇵🇭🥊🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/qpmdGZ2Tpm — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) September 9, 2018 Bruno Escalante, a Cebuano who's based in the US, fell to Romanian Alexandru Marin for the IBF Intercontinental Super Flyweight championship, while Filipino-Australian Louisa Hawton came up short in her WBC Interim Women's Atomweight Championship against Mexican Brenda Flores.  More from #Superfly3 after her split decision loss to Brenda Flores in their women’s championship match, Fil-Aussie Louisa Hawton catches up with @villainfy and me backstage. She felt she won and wants a rematch. 🥊🥊🥊 pic.twitter.com/YLyPvZQcg7 — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) September 9, 2018 "I was the aggressor, I feel like I dominated her, and I should have gotten that win. I should be holding that tile over my shoulder right now." a visibly disappointed Hawton said after the bout.  "I want the rematch, simple as that." she added.   H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

LOOK: CompuBox stats for Nietes-Palicte bout

In the eyes of many, three-division world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes was well on his way to capturing a fourth division world championship following his WBO Super Flyweight World Championship bout against fellow Negrense Aston "Mighty" Palicte at SuperFly 3, Saturday morning in Los Angeles.  Instead, the judges scorecards resulted in a Split Draw, with one judge scoring the fight 116-112 in favor of Palicte, one judge scoring it 118-110 in favor of Nietes, and one judge scoring it a 114-114 draw.  The questionable decision left fans, the on-air commentary team, and most especially Team Nietes in confusion and disbelief. Nietes' head trainer, Edito "Coach ALA" Villamor posted the CompuBox statistics on his Facebook page, which showed that the ALA Promotions star had outlanded his younger rival.    The stats show that Nietes outlanded Palicte 194-124 throughout the twelve-round contest.  Nietes also landed more power punches, 112-89.  The only time that Palicte was able to land more in terms of total punches, was in the fourth round, 18-8.  Of course, the number of punches thrown and landed do not always tell the whole story of a boxing bout, but it defnitely does help in showing how it played out.  Thoughts on the Nietes-Palicte bout? Did the former deserve to leave with the win and a fourth world championship, or did the latter do enough to earn a victory? Was the final decision correct? .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

The champions we need

The WBO World Super Flyweight title is still vacant, as Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte battled to a split draw Saturday evening in California. In many observers’ opinion (including this writer’s) Nietes should have won on points, for a world title in a fourth weight class......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

DREAM QUASHED

Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte exchange blows during their 12-round showdown for the vacant World Boxing Organization super flyweight title. The bout ended in a draw, denying Nietes his dream of a world title in a fourth different weight class. PHOTO FROM HBO BOXING The post DREAM QUASHED appeared first on The Manila Times… link: DREAM QUASHED.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

What? Judges saw 3 different fights?

DONNIE Nietes thought he had his fourth division title in the bag after dominating Aston “Mighty” Palicte for 12 rounds in their WBO super flyweight title bout at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Too bad two of the judges thought otherwise. In one of the most bizaare decisions recently, the bout was declared a draw… link: What? Judges saw 3 different fights?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Dubious draw denies Nietes fourth division title

LOS ANGELES: Donnie Nietes still hasn’t lost a fight in 14 years, but a controversial draw on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) with Filipino compatriot Aston Palicte denied his dream of a world title in a fourth different weight class. Judges scored the 12-round showdown for the vacant World Boxing Organization super flyweight title 118-110 for [...] The post Dubious draw denies Nietes fourth division title appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

DREAM QUASHED

Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte exchange blows during their 12-round showdown for the vacant World Boxing Organization super flyweight title. The bout ended in a draw, denying Nietes his dream of a world title in a fourth different weight class. PHOTO FROM HBO BOXING The post DREAM QUASHED appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Nietes-Palicte fight ends in controversial split draw

The match between two Filipino fighters Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte ended in a controversial split draw in their battle for the vacant World Boxing Organization super flyweight belt in California today September 9. One judge had Nietes winning 119-110; another had it 116-112 for Palicte, while the third had it at 114-114 draw. Source… link: Nietes-Palicte fight ends in controversial split draw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Nietes, Palicte dispute vacant WBO belt

Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and compatriot Aston Palicte will be battling for the vacant World Boxing Organization super flyweight title in another all-Filipino world title showdown today at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Nietes, 36, who is gunning for a fourth weight world division title, expressed readiness against hard-hitting Palicte. “I’m ready and excited to become [...] The post Nietes, Palicte dispute vacant WBO belt appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte clash for vacant WBO title

    MANILA, Philippines – It's going to be Donnie Nietes’ tactical skills and experience against Aston Palicte’s youth, length and power. Whoever will be able to exploit his advantage over the other is likely to emerge as the winner when they tangle for the vacant World Boxing Organization junior bantamweight crown on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

No pressure for Donnie Nietes as he makes his super flyweight debut

With 46 professional bouts and three world championship runs across as many weight divisions, ALA Promotions star Donnie Nietes is certainly no stranger to the bright lights.  On Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time), Nietes steps back on the big stage as he looks to add a fourth world championship when he makes his highly-anticipated super flyweight debut against compatriot Aston Palicte on the SuperFly 3 card at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.  Nietes and Palicte will fight for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship.  While he's the smaller man in terms of height and reach, Nietes comes in as the bigger star among the two Negrense protagonists.  As mentioned earlier, Nietes has been here before, challenging for a world championship. For his opponent on the other hand, this is the closest that Palicte has been to a world championship.  "For me, wala naman nang pressure." Nietes shared with ABS-CBN's Steve Angeles. "Iniisip ko lang na parang normal na laban para hindi tayo ma-out of focus sa gameplan natin." After years of dominating in the light flyweight division, where he eclipsed Filipino boxing great Gabriel "Flash" Elorde as the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion, Nietes made the jump to the flyweight division. While his run at the 112-pound division lasted for all of just three bouts, it saw him capture and defend the IBF world title.  Now set to embark on his super flyweight journey, Nietes says he's comfortable and confident in his new weight division.  "Yes, for now masasabi ko na nadagdagan ko yung power ko kasi umakyat ako ng timbang. yung katawan ko kumportable talaga sa 115-pounds." Not to overlook the task that's in front of him, but Nietes knows that Palicte is just the beginning for him.  The 36-year old Murcia, Negros native is finally in a spot where he can go after all those 'big names' that he's wanted to face for so long.  Names like Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzales, like Juan Francisco Estrada, like Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, and even fellow Pinoy Jerwin Ancajas.  Simply put, Nietes wants all of them.  "Lahat ng nasa super flyweight, gusto ko kalabanin. Hindi naman ako medyo maliit kumpara sa kanila, talagang makakatapat ako sa kanila sa timbang." "Talagang pinag-hahandaan namin ang super flyweight." he added. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

NEGRENSE VS NEGRENSE: Palicte not banking on height, youth advantage against Nietes

AT 5-FOOT-7 and 27 years of age, Aston “Mighty” Palicte has a number of advantages on paper against his opponent at SuperFly 3, Saturday evening, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes. The two proud Negros Occidental natives will battle for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship in the second all-Filipino world title bout of the year. Bago […] The post NEGRENSE VS NEGRENSE: Palicte not banking on height, youth advantage against Nietes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte bid for vacant WBO title

There won’t be any holding back when two Filipinos clash for the vacant WBO superflyweight title at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday morning (Manila time) as Donnie Nietes bids for his fourth crown in four divisions and Aston Palicte attempts to join the elite cast of reigning countrymen led by WBA welterweight ruler Sen. Manny Pacquiao......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

LOOK: Nietes, Palicte hold meet and greet for Filipino community in LA

Before Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte battle for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship, the two Pinoy contenders shared some time with the Filipino Community in Los Angeles, California.  Longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion Nietes and upstart contender Palicte held a meet and greet at the Filipino American Community Center, roughly two weeks before they're scheduled to share the ring in a featured world title bout at the SuperFly 3 card at The Forum in Los Angeles.  Nietes and Palicte were joined by other Filipino boxing personalities such as Louisa Hawton and Mercito Gesta.  Hawton, a Fil-Australian, will also be fighting on the SuperFly3. She will be taking on Brenda Flores for the vacant WBC Women's Minimumweight World Championship.  Nietes and Palicte will be the second all-Filipino world title bout this year, months after Jerwin Ancajas defended his IBF Super Flyweight World Championship against Jonas Sultan.  SuperFly3 happens on September 8th at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018