The former world champion in three different weight classes Donnie Nietes entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 41-1-4 (23 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 super flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Srisaket Sor Rungvisai). He suffered his only loss when he faced Angky Angkotta in 2004, since then he has collected 30 victories and 3 draws beating Komgrich Nantapech (Donnie Nietes vs Komgrich Nantapech) and Juan Carlos Reveco in his last two (Donnie Nietes vs Juan Carlos Reveco).
His opponent, Aston Palicte, has an official record of 24-2-0 (20 KOs=83%) and he entered as the No.27 in the same weight class. He lost to Junior Granados in 2016 (via split decision) but then he has won over Vergilio Silvano, Oscar Cantu (Aston Palicte vs Oscar Cantu), John Mark Apolinario and Jose Alfredo Rodriguez. Nietes vs Palicte is valid for the vacant WBO World super flyweight title; undercard of Juan Francisco Estrada vs Felipe Orucuta. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
Division: super flyweight (115 lbs, 52.2 kg)
Title: vacant WBO World super flyweight title
Nietes’ previous fight: Donnie Nietes vs Juan Carlos Reveco
Nietes vs Palicte full fight video:
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