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Pinoy Boxing Supremacy: Nietes vs Palicte for vacant WBO-115 World Title In the Works

By Carlos Costa
PhilBoxing.com
07 May 2018



MANILA, Philippines -- Another All-Filipino battle for a world title in pro boxing looms on the horizon as camps of former 3-division world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes (41-1-4, 23 KO's) of Bacolod, Negros Occidental, and hard-hitting "Mighty" Aston Palicte (24-2, 20 KO's) of Bago City (also in Negros Occidental) negotiate for their clash for the vacant WBO world super flyweight belt.

In a letter from Luis Batista Salas of the WBO Championships Committee dated April 30 to Michael Aldeguer of ALA Promotions (handler of Nietes) and Guy Tayor of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing (promoter of Palicte), the two camps are given have a period of only 10 days to work-out an agreement.

If an agreement is not reached by the two camps within ten days, the WBO will order a Purse Bid, with a minimum acceptable bid of $100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Dollars). However, any of the camps may call for a Purse Bid at any time during their ongoing negotiation.

The winner of the Nietes-Palicte clash will be required to defend his newly acquired title against a mandatory challenger designated by the WBO within 90 days from date of the fight.

The Nietes-Palicte would be the third time in history that two Filipino boxers battle for a world title in pro boxing. The first one was Villa-Sencio in Manila in 1925, and the second will Ancajas-Sultan to take place on May 26 in Fresno, CA.


The author Carlos Costa of Panama is a boxing judge and fight reporter based in Cebu, Philippines. Carlos can be reached by email: Carlos512@hotmail.com and by WhatsApp +639184538152.


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