TWO current world champions, a rising gymnast, and gold-medal winners in the 2018 Asian Para Games lead the list of major awardees to be honored during the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night on Feb. 26 at the Manila ...
Feb 10, 2019
TRYING to figure out Donnie Nietes in the ring is like trying to find the starting point of a scotch tape. You think it is relatively easy until you realize that a considerable amount of time has passed and you are still ...
Jan 2, 2019
DONNIE Nietes wants to take his sweet time and enjoy the remaining holiday season shortly after becoming a world champion again on Monday night.His eyes sparkled though, when asked what lies ahead for him in 2019.The 36-year-old Nietes ...
Jan 1, 2019
DONNIE Nietes ended 2018 with a big bang.The Filipino is back as a world champion after outpointing Kazuto Ioka of Japan in a close 12-round fight for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-flyweight crown on New Year's Eve ...
Dec 31, 2018
DONNIE 'Ahas' Nietes goes for broke on New Year's Eve when he vies for the vacant World Boxing Organization super-flyweight title against Kazuto Ioka of Japan.The 36-year-old Filipino slugs it out with his younger Japanese ...
Dec 30, 2018
DONNIE Nietes wouldn't be spending Christmas time in the country. Well, at least the remaining part of it.The 36-year-old Filipino and his small entourage is set to leave for Macau 12 p.m. of Dec. 25, barely a ...
Dec 24, 2018
CHICAGO - Under the regulatory guidelines set by the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) here in the US, fights are scored under the following criteria: clean punching, effective aggressiveness, ring generalship, and defense.Ultimately, though, the outcome of all fights that go the ...
Sep 10, 2018
ASTON 'Mighty' Palicte offered size and power, but the older, smaller Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes executed to perfection a fight plan that should have earned him the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight (115 lbs.) championship. Instead, two blind mice, err judges, robbed ...
Sep 10, 2018
NOW Donnie Nietes gets to experience what the great Manny Pacquiao went through six years ago.The camp of the three-time world champion believed Nietes was denied of his due after his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-flyweight title fight against ...
Sep 9, 2018
DONNIE Nietes fell short in his bid for a world title in a fourth weight class after settling for a split draw with compatriot Aston Palicte in their 12-round fight for the vacant WBO super flyweight title on Sunday at The ...
Sep 9, 2018
FOR Donnie Nietes, it's the chance to further cement his boxing legacy.For Ashton Palicte, it's the culmination of his long cherished dream.The world gets to witness two of the country's finest boxers go at each other on ...
Sep 8, 2018
THE third all-Filipino world title matchup in boxing history is all set to take place this Sunday (Manila time), when Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes and Aston 'Mighty' Palicte go head-to-head for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight title ( ...
Sep 7, 2018
DONNIE Nietes and Aston Palicte are again ready to showcase before the world how good Filipino boxers are.The two came face-to-face in the U.S. for the first time on Thursday, a month before their 12-round showdown for ...
Aug 9, 2018
Nietes was at ringside when Ancajas outworked and outpointed his ALA boxing stablemate Jonas Sultan on Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown at the Save Mart Center here.The one-sided victory opened the door for a ...
May 27, 2018
LOS ANGELES - Donnie Nietes is not about to get overconfident notwithstanding the advantage in experience he enjoys over countryman Aston Palicte ahead of their world title fight in Cebu City this August.While he may be a savvy veteran compared to his ...
May 22, 2018
LOS ANGELES - Who says a champion with a lion's heart doesn't shed a tear?Jerwin Ancajas doesn't mind.The reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title holder was unable to control his emotions as he looked back on ...
May 20, 2018
JONAS Sultan arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday morning for the final phase of his training for a shot at a first ever world championship.The Filipino challenger to compatriot Jerwin Ancajas' International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title left Manila on ...
May 5, 2018
FILIPINO fighters are fast turning the super-flyweight division into their domain.Former three division world champion Donnie Nietes is the latest to join the bandwagon.On Wednesday, the star fighter of Cebu-based ALA Promotions announced that he's relinquishing his ...
Apr 11, 2018
REIGNING International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion Donnie Nietes leads a long list of individuals and entities to be cited during the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night this Tuesday at the Maynila Hall of the Manila Hotel.Nietes, who successfully ...
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Feb 25, 2018
INGLEWOOD, California - Donnie Nietes knows it's time to land a major fight.The reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion called out Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzales and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai after his seven-round stoppage of Argentinian challenger Juan Carlos ...
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Feb 25, 2018
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