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Rematch in order for Nietes, Palicte

Sep 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Boxing pundits thought the older, craftier Donnie Nietes got the better of fellow Filipino Aston Palicte

SURPRISE DRAW. The scores in the Donnie Nietes-Aston Palicte bout turned out to be perplexing. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)

Dubious draw denies Donnie Nietes fourth division title

Sep 09, 2018 - 12:42 PM

A victory for Nietes would have put him alongside Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the only Filipino fighters with world titles in four weight classes

STALEMATE. Compatriots Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte figure in a draw. Photo from HBO Boxing's official Twitter account (@HBOboxing)


Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte clash for vacant WBO title

Sep 08, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The two Negrenses battle for the junior bantamweight crown in just the third all-Filipino world title fight

MOTIVATED. Donnie Nietes (left) looks to extend his 14-year unbeaten streak while Aston Palicte hopes to join the roster of Filipino world champions. Photos by Jhay Oh Otamis (Nietes) and Ryan Songalia (Palicte)

Filipino superfly Donnie Nietes risks 14-year unbeaten streak

Sep 07, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte battle for the vacant WBO super flyweight title in an all-Filipino bout

ALL-FILIPINO. Donnie Nietes battles Aston Palicte for the vacant WBO super flyweight title. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Another all-Filipino bout penciled this August in Cebu

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Undefeated for almost 14 years, Donnie Nietes may put his winning streak on the line against compatriot Aston Palicte on August 18 in Cebu City

ALL-FILIPINO. Filipinos Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte are slated to square off for the vacant WBO world super flyweight title on August 18. Nietes photo by Jhay Oh Otamis and Palicte photo by Ryan Songalia


Aston Palicte sets sights on title fight after dismantling Jose Rodriguez in Texas

Dec 09, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Aston Palicte is in devastating form for his most experienced foe to date, stopping Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in 5 rounds

HEAVY HITTER. Aston Palicte finished off the former title challenger from Mexico with a mix of uppercuts and overhand rights. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Romero Duno, Aston Palicte TKO foes in Philippine homecoming

Jun 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Romero Duno is headed back to the U S after scoring a quick knockout of Jason Tinampay in General Santos City

KNOCKOUT RETURN. Romero Duno found the sweet spot with body punching to finish Jason Tinampay in two rounds. Contributed photo

Boxers Duno, Palicte face GenSan tune-ups before US fights

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Romero Duno and Aston Palicte have plans in the US but first must handle business in General Santos City

HOME COMING. Romero Duno (R) returns to the Philippines for a tuneup fight before resuming his campaign in the United States. Contributed photo

Duno, Palicte to have 'homecoming' fights in Gensan

May 10, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Two of the best young fighters from the Philippines will fight on a free show June 10 in General Santos City

HOMECOMING. Romero Duno (L) will face Jovany Rota while Aston Palicte faces former title challenger John Mark Apolinario. File photos/Rappler

Filipino boxer Aston Palicte wins split decision in US debut

Dec 18, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Aston Palicte spoils the unbeaten record of Oscar Cantu to earn a victory in Las Vegas

US DEBUT. Aston Palicte made good in his US debut, handing Oscar Cantu his first defeat. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Filipino boxer Aston Palicte signs with promoter Roy Jones Jr

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:40 PM

The world rated junior bantamweight will be promoted by the 4 division boxing champion and former pound for pound great

Y'ALL MUSTA FORGOT. Filipino boxer Aston Palicte (R) will be promoted by one-time pound-for-pound champion Roy Jones Jr. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

LIVE BOXING: Palicte vs Silvano II, Sonsona vs Logatiman

Jul 11, 2016 - 2:09 AM

Rappler brings the boxing action from the ring to your screen with Aston Palicte vs Vergilio Silvano II and more from Navy Gymnasium in Taguig City Philippines

Boxing: Palicte makes statement with Silvano knockout

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Aston Palicte knocks out Vergilio Silvano in the seventh round with a perfectly placed right uppercut to put his career back on track

KO WINNER. Aston Palicte rebounded from his split-decision loss to Junior Granados with a knockout win over Vergilio Silvano. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

2012 Olympic boxer Mark Anthony Barriga to turn pro in June

May 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

With his hopes of an Olympic return dashed Mark Anthony Barriga turns pro and eyes a fast track to a world title

NEXT PHASE. Mark Anthony Barriga, who was viewed as the Philippines' best medal hope at the 2012 Olympics, will embark on a pro career. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Boxing: Palicte faces Silvano for WBO Oriental title on November 13

Nov 10, 2015 - 8:52 PM

Joven Sports Promotion’s Tibay ng Pinoy XI in Taguig City is free to the public and kicks off at 4 pm

TIBAY NG PINOY. Aston Palicte (left) and Vergilio Silvano will headline “Tibay ng Pinoy XI” in Taguig for the vacant WBO Oriental super flyweight title. Photos from press release

Filipino boxer Aston Palicte wins big in Macau

Mar 07, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Bago City s Aston Palicte once written off as a talented underachiever makes a big splash in his international debut knocking out Mexican journeyman Ismael Garnica

PINOY POWER. Filipino boxer Aston Palicte (R) lands a right uppercut on Ismael Garnica. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank