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The 2010s in the Rankings: The Top Twenty of the Decade - #20-16

The 2010s in the Rankings: The Top Twenty of the Decade - #20-16

By Cliff Rold - Who did they beat? When assessing the careers of boxing’s best, it’s often the first question fans, pundits, history buffs, and even other fighters turn to when trying to split the dif...

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Nietes Admits Not Much Time Left To Secure Career Defining Fight

Having shared a boxing ring for 12 rounds last September and the past few weeks in talks for an ordered rematch, Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte are now prepared to move in separate directions. Plans ...

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Nietes-Palicte II Purse Bid Canceled, Palicte Goes For Vacant Title

From the moment it was assigned a purse bid hearing, the ordered 115-pound title fight rematch between defending titlist Donnie Nietes and mandatory challenger Aston Palicte was met with surprisingly ...

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Nietes-Palicte: PRBBP Will Bid, Attempt To Secure For Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- Puerto Rico's Promoter PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) will participate next week in the purse bid ordered by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) for the mandatory fight betwe...

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Nietes-Palicte Rematch Heading to 2/28 WBO Purse Bid Hearing

The ordered super flyweight title fight between Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte is now officially in the hands of the highest bidder. With the two sides unable to come to terms for their mandated rema...

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Palicte's Team Prepared To Win Purse Bid For Nietes Rematch

Not the lingering memories of their draw verdict last September nor landing on the wrong end of a potential 80/20 purse split will discourage Aston Palicte from pursuing a title fight rematch with Don...

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Nietes, Palicte Given Short Deadline To Reach Rematch Deal

The World Boxing Organization has given a very short deadline to reach an agreement for the mandatory fight between WBO super flyweight world champion Donnie Nietes and challenger Aston Palicte....

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Aston Palicte Will Push For Donnie Nietes Rematch After KO Win

"Mighty" Aston Palicte, knocked out his previously unbeaten Puerto Rican opponent Jose "Chiquiro" Martinez in the second round of this past Thursday night's World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Bant...

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Donnie Nietes Eager For More Gold, Wants Unification Next

Newly crowned World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight titleholder Donnie “Ahas” Nietes is now very eager to target other world champions in his weight class - and makes it clear that he's not ...

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Donnie Nietes-Kazuto Ioka: Afterthoughts

As we know it today, three official judges decide a boxing match when it goes the scheduled distance. Two judges aren’t enough. Too often, boxing fans are left with the bitter impression only two show...

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Nietes Feels He Clearly Beat Ioka: He Was Afraid To Attack Me

Filipino star Donnie "Ahas" Nietes joined the elite class of Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire, when he became a four division world champion on New Year's Eve. In his second attempt, Nietes captured ...

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Donnie Nietes Edges Kazuto Ioka For WBO Title in Action Fight

Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao - For the vacant World Boxing Organization super flyweight world title, Donnie Nietes (42-1, 23 KOs) won a tough twelve round split decision over Kazuto Ioka (23-2, 13 KOs). T...

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Kazuto Ioka-Donnie Nietes: Stats & Stakes

It is rare that any single year goes by without each of boxing’s seventeen weight divisions delivering the goods somewhere along the way. What often makes the difference between a brief spasm of memor...

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Donnie Nietes, Kazuto Ioka - Ready For World Title War

MACAO - New Years celebrations in awesome Macao got much more exciting as champions and challengers made weight for the triple world title header tomorrow (Dec 31) at the plush Whynn Palace Cotai ...

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New Year's Eve Fight Previews From Japan

One bright spot that has endeared boxing fans from around the globe are the championship fights that finish up each calendar year from Japan. The popular New Year’s Eve celebrations are shared with th...

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Kazuto Ioka Expects a Very Tough Fight With Donnie Nietes

In Macao, China, Japan's former triple world champion Kazuto Ioka (23-1, 13KOs) conducted a public training session with a view to his upcoming fight against another former multi-division world champi...

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Nietes-Ioka: A Gem in the New Year's Eve Tradition

Nietes-Ioka: A Gem in the New Year's Eve Tradition

By Cliff Rold - Boxing does not have seasons. It does, and has always had, dates or times of the year where the expectation of big time boxing heightens. Today, in the United States, fans know Cinco D...

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Donnie Nietes-Kazuto Ioka: Robert Byrd To Be The Third Man

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) headquartered in the Island of Enchantment, Puerto Rico, has assigned Las Vegas Hall of Fame referee Robert Byrd, 75, as the third man in the coming clash for the v...

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Donnie Nietes' Coach Expects Very Tough Fight With Kazuto Ioka

CEBU, Philippines - In one of the most intriguing and competitive boxing battles between Asian star fighters, three-division world champion Donnie Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KO's) of the Philippines clashes a...

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Nietes vs. Ioka Tops Big Tripleheader Event From Macao

New Year's Celebrations in awesome Macao have got so much more exciting with the confirmation of three world title fights set to thrill boxing fans December 31 in the former Portuguese Colony. In the ...

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