Boxing: Donnie Nietes out for vengeance against kababayan Aston Palicte

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 07, 2018 04:41 PM
Boxing: Nietes out for vengeance against kababayan Palicte
Donnie Nietes has vengeance for his cousin Gerald on his mind against Aston Palicte

Aside from becoming a world champion once again, something else is three-division world champion Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes in as he prepares to take on fellow-Negrense Aston 'Mighty' Palicte. 

Believe it or not, the usually soft-spoken and mild-mannered Nietes is out for revenge for his cousin Gerald Nietes. 

“This will be revenge,” Nietes said, courtesy of PhilBoxing.com

As it turns out, Palicte had defeated Gerald Nietes during their amateur days, and now cousin Donnie is looking for payback. 

"Palicte beat my cousin Gerald many years ago in the amateurs. Now the time has come for me to exact revenge for my cousin,”

Still, the main motivation for Nietes remains to be the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship that he and Palicte will be fighting for this coming September 8th. 

Unfortunately for Cebuano fans, they won't get to see the fight live, as originally scheduled since the Nietes-Palicte bout has been moved to the SuperFly 3 card on September 8th at The Forum in Inglewood, California. 

The fight was originally slated for Pinoy Pride at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino on August 18th. 

It will be Nietes' second time to be on HBO and 360 Promotions' SuperFly show, after having defended his IBF Flyweight World Championship against Juan Carlos Reveco at SuperFly 2 back in February. 

While already a household name in Philippine boxing, international pundits saw Nietes' dominant win against Reveco at The Forum in Los Angeles as the Murcia, Negros-native's coming out party. 

Against an equally, if not bigger audience, Nietes once again has the opportunity to showcase his world-class talent, but this time, it'll be against a younger, and equally-hungry Pinoy warrior. 

The Nietes-Palicte bout will be the second Filipino-versus-Filipino world title bout in boxing in the last five months after Jerwin Ancajas defended his IBF Super Flyweight World Championship against Nietes' ALA Promotions stablemate Jonas Sultan. 

Prior to that, it took 92 years before two Filipinos squared off inside the boxing ring for a world championship. 

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