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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

Who wants Nietes-Palicte 2& quest; - The Manila Times Online

Considering that Donnie Nietes thoroughly outclassed Aston Palicte in their first meeting and was only robbed of a clear-cut victory by the judges, it is difficult to believe the insinuationsREAD The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Will Donnie Nietes turn Aston Palicte away?

There’s a possibility that WBO superflyweight champion Donnie Nietes will decline to face mandatory challenger and countryman Aston Palicte in a rematch and instead, battle WBA titlist Khalid Yafai in a unification duel on the same card as WBC ruler Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s defense against Mexico’s Juan Francisco Estrada in April or May at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

WBO gives Palicte, Nietes 15 days to decide on rematch

THE World Boxing Organization (WBO) issued a letter this weekend mandating the rematch between two Negros Occidental fighters – WBO world super flyweight champion Donnie Nietes of Murcia and Aston Palicte of Bago City. According to Michael Aldeguer of ALA Boxing Promotions, Nietes wants bigger fights with big names in the competition. “The two have […] The post WBO gives Palicte, Nietes 15 days to decide on rematch appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Boxing: Aston Palicte and camp waiting for title rematch with Donnie Nietes

After starching previously-undefeated Puerto Rican Jose Martinez in just two rounds back in late January, Filipino super flyweight contener Aston "Mighty" Palicte is back in the title picture.  The 28-year olf native of Bago, Negros earned a mandatory challenger spot after knocking out Martinez in the second round of their WBO super flyweight title eliminator, and now he's ready to challenge for the belt once more.  Fittingly, the man holding the WBO's 115-pound title is a familiar face in four-division titleholder Donnie "Ahas" Nietes, who Palicte already faced back in 2018 for the then-vacant WBO title.  Of course, the bout ended in a controversial split draw. Nietes would fight for and caputure the title just months later, defeatign Japan's Kazuto Ioka via split decision in Macau on New Year's Eve.  For Palicte, the prospect of once again challenging his fellow Negrense is all about doing his job and achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a world champion. "Sa akin naman, unang-una, ayaw ko din sana na Pinoy yung kalaban ko, kasi dalawang Pinoy, pero sabi ko nga, wala eh, trabaho ‘to eh," Palicte told ABS-CBN Sports. "Eto yung trabaho ko, alam din naman nila Donnie yun eh. Siyempre, sports lang, trabaho lang." In a perfect world, Palicte would rather find a way to capture a world championship without having to challenge Nietes, which could mean even more world championships for the Philippines.  "Kung may ibang paraan na hindi kami mag-lalaban [pero makakapag-champion ako], mas maganda yun," he explained. "Para yung may isa na Pinoy na champion, tapos kung manalo yung isa pang Pinoy na, kunyari ako, sa iba, world championship sa iba, at least dadagdag na naman yung Pinoy [na world champion] diba?" How it stands however, Palicte is the next in line for the WBO title, which means that to become a champion himself, he'll have to go through Nietes. For the Roy Jones Jr-promoted talent, he's just waiting to see what materializes in the next few days or weeks.  "Ang sakin, gaya ng sinasabi ko sa kanila, hindi ko iniisip kumbaga, sana kaming dalawa ni Nietes [yung maglaban], una hindi ko gusto yun, pero kung mangyari yun, kung gusto talaga ng promoter ko at promoter niya, manager niya at manager ko, wala naman ako magagawa kasi boxer ako. Kailangan ko sundin kung ano yung desisyon nila, nung promoter ko at ng manager ko." "Talagang nag-hihintay lang ako sa kung ano gusto nila," he continued.  While the WBO has ordered a rematch between the two Negros-born pugilists, Dennis Gasgonia of ABS-CBN News reports that Nietes' promoter ALA Promotions will be looking at the options, which could include a unification bout with the other 115-pound titleholders.  Palicte's long-time manager Jason Soong knows full well that a do-over with Nietes is far from set in stone, and he says that he understands the Cebu-based stable's desire to go after the division's bigger stars.  "I understand where they’re coming from, especially with Donnie being an older boxer, I guess he’s going towards the later part of his career, so I understand where they’re coming from, but walang personalan, it’s boxing, but there’s a reason why we’re the mandatory challenger," Soong elaborated. "If they don’t want to fight us, they’ll have to probably vacate the belt, because I don’t think the WBO is going…just the way the WBO is addressing this, the fact that they’re coming out with statements right away, and then the official letters are being circulated, I think the WBO is very serious that when it’s a mandatory, it’s a mandatory." "I don’t think they’re playing around with that," he added. Much like Palicte, Soong reiterated that the desire to go after Nietes stems from the simple fact that he is the one holding the belt.  "I understand them, but kami, we’re happy because we feel like we earned it, bottomline. It’s not like we chose him as an opponent, nagkataon lang na he holds the belt. Even that for me, them fighting for that belt, for me it’s also, that’s what I’m questioning, because [Donnie and Aston are] one and two, and they leapfrog us and then they fight for the belt and we’re left with the eliminator, but for me, sige, we took it. We took it and we’re here now." While the next step for Palicte remains unclear at this point, Soong is confident that his ward's next fight will be one for a major world championship.  "I’m excited, because I think no matter what happens, Aston’s next fight will be for a world championship, whether it’s with Donnie or with someone else. I’m excited." Should Nietes end up vacating the WBO title, Soong sees a scenario wherein Palicte could end up facing Mexican star Juan Francisco Estrada for the title in what he considers a 'dream fight'.  "Well, if he vacates it and we’re in the championship, the one next ranked is Estrada," Soong said. "That would be, ever since Aston was a contender, [Estrada] was actually our dream match, and I think their styles, Estrada was the main event in the last SuperFly 3, and it was always our dream matchup, one because he’s a big name and we think it would be a very good, very entertaining fight, and I think we would do well against a fighter like that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

WBO wants Nietes-Palicte rematch

Reigning WBO junior bantamweight champion Donnie Nietes is torn between pursuing a fight with the bigger names or a rematch with countryman Aston Palicte......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Aston Palicte in lethal form

Aston Palicte, fresh from demolishing Puerto Rico’s previously unbeaten Jose Martinez, is hungry for a world boxing title and if it means bowling over countryman WBO superflyweight champion Donnie Nietes in a rematch, his manager Jason Soong said yesterday he’s ready to do whatever it takes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

More in store for Nietes in 2019 after claiming another belt

MANILA, Philippines – After accomplishing his mission to become 4-division world champion, Donnie Nietes has two more bars to hurdle this year. The first task is to defend the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight crown against the winner of a title eliminator duel between fellow Filipino Aston Palicte and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Boxing: Donnie Nietes looks to end 2018 with world title win

Filipino boxing star and three-division world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes has the opportunity to end 2018 with a bang, as he fights for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship on New Year's Eve.  The 36-year old Nietes meets Japan's Kazuto Ioka for the WBO's 115-pound title at the Wynn Macao on Monday, December 31st.  It will be Nietes' second attempt at the very same title this year, after figuring in a controversial split draw decision against fellow Filipino Aston Palicte in September.  Now, Nietes has the opportunity to once again make history and join Filipino boxing legends Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipinos to win four world championships in four weight divisions.  It won't be an easy task however, as Nietes wil be going up against a top-ranked contender in Ioka.  The 29-year old Osaka native is a three-division world champion in his own right, and is currently riding an impressive nine-fight winning streak.    Catch Donnie Nietes vs. Kazuto Ioka for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship on PINOY PRIDE PRESENTS: NIETES vs. IOKA on Monday, December 31st at 9:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Nietes wants 4th world title to usher in new year

Donnie Nietes, the Filipino former boxing champ who has not lost in 14 years, hopes to put on the fire works against fellow veteran Kazuto Ioka of Japan right on New Year's Eve at Wynn Palace Cotai in Macau. Nietes, who hails from Negros Occidental, tipped the scale at 114.5 pounds, while Ioka checked in at 114.6 lb giving a go to their bout for the vacant WBO super flyweight title. Nietes, the 36-year-old fighter coming from a draw against fellow Filipino Aston Palicte last September, is gunning for his fourth title in a different weight division. Ioka is riding the crest of his win over McWilliams Arroyo last September. The betting lines have been drawn in favor of the hard...Keep on reading: Nietes wants 4th world title to usher in new year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Boxing: Donnie Nietes, Kazuto Ioka make weight for WBO Super Flyweight World Title Bout

Filipino boxing star Donnie "Ahas" Nietes and Japan's Kazuto Ioka both made weight for their upcoming WBO Super Flyweight World Championship bout on New Year's Eve.  Nietes, the 36-year old three-division world champion came in at the 115-pound limit, while 29-year old Ioka, who himself is a three-division world title holder as well, tipped the scales at 114.5 lbs.            View this post on Instagram                   Official Weight @donnienietes #DonnieNietes 115lbs and #KazutoIoka 114.5lbs #NietesIoka #WynnPalaceMacao @ala_boxing @abscbnpr @abscbnnews @dyancastillejo @honasantino @steve_angeles_ #AsiasBestBoxing A post shared by Edito Ala Villamor (@coach_ala) on Dec 29, 2018 at 10:58pm PST This will be Nietes' second chance at the WBO's 115-pound title this year, after figuring in a split draw with compatriot Aston Palicte back in September.  Nietes is targeting a fourth world title in as many weight divisions, putting him alongside legends Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipino four-division world champions.  Ioka, meanwhile, will be trying to hoist the WBO title for the first time.  Nietes and Ioka meet at the Wynn Macao on Monday, December 31st.  Catch Donnie Nietes vs. Kazuto Ioka for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship on PINOY PRIDE PRESENTS: NIETES vs. IOKA on Monday, December 31st at 9:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Donnie Nietes, Japanese foe make weight ahead of super flyweight bout

MANILA, Philippines---Donnie Nietes made weight for his second attempt at a fourth division title against Japan's Kazuto Ioka on Monday in at Wynn Palace in Macau. The longest running Filipino World champion weighed in at exactly 115 pounds, the limit for the super flyweight division, on Sunday while Ioka (23-1) was at 114.5 lbs, according to a report from Philboxing.com. This will be Nietes' (41-1-5) second crack at the WBO World super flyweight belt after his first attempt ended in a draw with fellow Filipino boxer Aston Palicte. Nietes hasn't lost a match in more than a decade with his last defeat coming at the hands of Angky Angkotta back in September of 2004. That wa...Keep on reading: Donnie Nietes, Japanese foe make weight ahead of super flyweight bout.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

2018 s most memorable bits of boxing

The sweet science is always a source of headlines in the sporting world, especially in a country that's full of fight fans like the Philippines. Over the last twelve months, we've seen comebacks, championships, and even a little controversy.  Here are some of the best bits of boxing from 2018!    PAC BACK ON TOP 2018 saw Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao once again claim world championship gold following a bitter and controversial loss to Jeff Horn in 2017.  Fighting in Asia for the first time since 2014, Pacquiao challenged reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia back in July.  Billed as a durable, heavy-hitting brawler, Matthysse was supposed to be the one to threaten Pacquiao with a KO finish.  Instead, looking like the Pacquiao of old, it was the Filipino star who came out aggressive, landing bombs until finally scoring a seventh-round TKO finish, his first since 2009.  Just months shy of his 40th birthday, Pacquiao was a world champion for the eleventh time in his storied career.    THE BREAKUP Prior to Pacquiao's win over Matthysse, the Filipino boxer made headlines the world over after a split from long-time trainer and head coach Freddie Roach.  In April, months before Pacquiao's return to the ring against Matthysse, reports surfaced that Pacquiao, for the first time in over 15 years and 34 bouts, would not be working with the Hall of Fame trainer. According to various sources, the split stemmed from a disagreement between Pacquiao and Roach following the loss to Jeff Horn back in 2017.  Taking Roach's place as head trainer was Pacquiao's best friend, Buboy Fernandez, and judging from the result of the Matthysse bout, it paid dividends.  Still, the split didn't last too long.  Soon after Pacquiao's first WBA title defense against Adrien Broner was announced, both Pacquiao and Roach have confirmed that they will be working together once again.  This time however, Roach will be serving more of a consultant role, guiding Fernandez who remains as Pacquiao's head trainer.    CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS CANELO-GGG 2 In 2017, middleweight stars Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez went to an exciting 12-round draw that warranted a rematch in 2018.  In January, it was announced that the two warriors would square off once again in a Cinco de Mayo rematch. The rematch was put in jeopardy however, when Canelo tested positive for a banned substance in March. By April, the fight was off after the Mexican star decided to withdraw from the highly-anticipated rematch.  The fight eventually pushed through in September, with Alvarez picking up the majority decision win to hand Golovkin his first career loss, and more importantly claim the WBA (Super) and WBC Middleweight World Championships.  Three months later, Canelo would stop British boxer Rocky Fielding in the third round to capture the WBA (Regular) Middleweight World Championship as well.    ALL-FILIPINO For the first time in 92 years, two Filipino boxers faced off for a world championship when reigning IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas defended his title against Jonas "Zorro" Sultan in California.  In the historic meeting, it was Ancajas who emerged victorious, defeating Sultan via unanimous decision as the reigning IBF 115-pound champ continued his run of dominance with five successful title defenses. Four months later, Ancajas would retain his world championship once again, but this time after figuring in a split draw against Mexican Alejandro Santiago.    DONNIE NIETES MAKES THE JUMP Speaking of all-Filipino bouts and going to a draw, Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte experienced both in just one bout.  Following a spectacular albiet short-lived run at Flyweight, which saw him capture and retain the IBF's 112-pound title, Nietes made the decision to move up to the 115-pound super flyweight division, where he'll be in the same pool as the big names like Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada, and compatriot Jerwin Ancajas.  Nietes' debut bout at 115 however, would be against fellow Negrense in Palicte, and it would be for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship in September.  In what many believed as a win for Nietes, the 12-round bout went to a controversial split draw, that denied Nietes of the distinction of joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipinos to capture four world titles in as many divisions.  Nietes still has the chance to do that before the end of 2018 however, as he gets another shot at the title on New Year's Eve when he meets Japan's Kazuto Ioka in Macau.    BUD MOVES UP Following years of dominance at junior welterweight, Terence "Bud" Crawford also made the jump up to a heavier weight class, and immediately made a splash.  Facing off against WBO Welterweight World Champion Jeff Horn, Crawford announced his arrival at 140-pounds with a dominant TKO win over the Australian in June.  Four months later, Crawford successfully defended the title against Jose Benavidez Jr. with a 12th-round TKO victory.    FLASH FORWARD Nonito Donaire Jr's 2018 didn't start off as well as he would have wanted.  The Filipino Flash lost his April bout to Carl Frampton for the WBO Interim Featherweight World Championship, prompting questions regarding the former four-division world champion's future.  In a surprising move however, Donaire announced that he would be going back down to super bantamweight and would be taking part in the World Boxing Super Series' super bantamweight tournament.  Matched up in the quarterfinal round against Ryan Burnett back in November, Donaire scored what many consider an upset, winning via TKO after the Irishman suffered a back injury. As a result, Donaire advanced into the next round of the tournament with the WBA (Super) Bantamweight World Championship around his waist.  Up next for Donaire will be WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Zolani Tete of South Africa in the semifinals.    WILDER AND FURY GO TO WAR In one of the most talked-about heavyweight bouts in recent history, WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury put on a 12-round war that ended in...surprise, surprise, a split draw. Fury used his movement and technique to dictate the pace over Wilder throughout the 12-round bout, but the reigning champion dropped the British challenger in the final round that led to the draw decision, setting up what could be another highly-anticipated rematch in the future. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Boxing: Donnie Nietes arrives in Hong Kong for WBO title bout in Macau

Three-division boxing world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes spent the early part of his Christmas Day in transit.  The Filipino boxing icon, along with the rest of his ALA Boxing team, arrived in Hong Kong on December 25th, as they gears up for Nietes' WBO Super Flyweight World Championship bout on New Year's Eve.  The 36-year old Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KO) will be getting another shot at a fourth world title in as many weight divisions as he faces Japanese boxing star Kazuto Ioka at the Wynn Palace Cotai in Macau on December 31st.  It will be Nietes' second chance at the WBO's 115-pound title this year, after figuring in a controversial draw agaisnt fellow Filipino Aston Palicte back in September Nietes will look to end the year by giving the Philippines another world championship in boxing, following in the footsteps of WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny Pacquiao, WBA (Super) World Bantamweight Champion Nonito Donaire, WBA Interim Featherweight World Champion Jhack Tepora, and WBO Minimumweight World Champion Vic Saludar, who all captured world title gold in 2018.    Catch Donnie Nietes vs. Kazuto Ioka for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship on PINOY PRIDE PRESENTS: NIETES vs. IOKA on Monday, December 31st at 9:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Kamandag ni Donnie Nietes, muling masusubukan!

May bagong susubok sa kamandag ni Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes sa pagharap ng longest-reigning Pinoy boxing champion sa Hapong si Kazuto Ioka sa “Pinoy Pride Presents: Nietes vs Ioka” sa ABS-CBN S+A sa huling araw ng taon (Disyembre 31) ng 9 pm. Halos tatlong buwan ding nagpahinga ang pambato ng Pilipinas nang mag-tabla sila ng katunggali at kapwa-Pinoy na si Aston Palicte sa The Forum sa Inglewood, California, Estados Unidos, noong Setyembre. Haharapin ni Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KOs) si Ioka na may tangang 23-1, 13 KOs na kartada. Pagtatalunan ng dalawa ang bakanteng trono ng World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Flyweight na dibisyon. Ito rin mismo ang nabigong pagsungkit ni Nietes na sintron kontra kay Palicte. Para sa mananaliksik at boxing analyst na si Atty. Ed Tolentino, si Ioka na ang pinakamahirap na makatapat ni Nietes sa puntong ito ng kanyang karera. “Kalaban na ngayon ni Nietes ang pagtanda at isang batang Ioka na mahilig bumira ng mga suntok. Ang maganda kay Nietes, mahusay siya sa depensa at interesanteng makita kung kaya niya pa ang matinding opensiba na tiyak manggagaling kay Ioka. Ang lamang ni Nietes dito, hindi magalaw ang ulo ni Ioka at halos parati itong nabibitag sa isang sapakang parang away-kanto; at dito niya matitikman ang matinding counter ni Nietes,” bahagi ng analyst. Magkakaroon naman ng replay ang buong kartada ng “Pinoy Pride Presents: Nietes vs Ioka” sa S+A sa Enero 1 ng bagong taon ng 12 am at 7:30 pm. Maaaring mapanood ng live ang kanilang laban sa SKY Sports PPV sa halagang P199, tumawag lang sa 418 0000 o puntahan ang pinakamalapit na opisina ng SKY sa inyong lugar.  Abangan ang bakbakang Nietes at Ioka sa “Pinoy Pride Presents: Neites vs Ioka” sa S+A at S+A HD sa huling araw ng 2018, Disyembre 31 ng 9 pm. Bukod pa riyan, mapapanood din ang “Best of Pinoy Pride 2018” sa darating na Pasko (Disyembre 25) ng 6:30 pm at Disyembre 28 ng 9 pm. Nariyan din ang palabas ng S+A at ALA Boxing na pinamagatang “IDOL,” kung saan magpapamalas ang mga batang boksingero ng kanilang galing sa darating na Disyembre 23 sa ganap na 7 pm. Para sa balita sa sports, sundan ang @ABSCBNSports sa Twitter at Facebook o pumunta sa sports.abs-cbn.com. Para sa updates, i-follow ang @ABSCBNPR sa Twitter, Facebook, at Instagram o bisitahin ang www.abscbnpr.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 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