LOOK: Nietes, Palicte hold meet and greet for Filipino community in LA
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 27, 2018 03:23 PM
(Photos courtesy of Brandon Magpantay)
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.