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Nietes: Winning Fourth Title Puts Me at Level of Pacquiao, Donaire

Saturday in Los Angeles, 360 Promotions kicked off a full schedule of events for fans and media leading up to the highly anticipated SUPERFLY3 world championship, international boxing card  by hosting a ‘Meet and Greet’ at the Filipino Community Center in Los Angeles. Among those on-hand to meet the large crowd of fans and media were three-division world champion and #1 world ranked Donnie ‘The Snake’ Nietes, #2 world ranked contender ‘Mighty’ Aston Palicte, women’s world title challenger ‘Bang Bang Lulu’ Louisa Hawton along with 360 Promotions’ President Tom Loeffler and Event Host Cynthia Conte. 

Ranked #1 and #2 respectively by the World Boxing Organization, Filipino rivals Nietes and Palicte will battle for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Title on Saturday, September 8 at the “Fabulous” Forum and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Featured on the outstanding live-streamed undercard, Hawton, (8-1-0, 4 KO’s) of Perth, Australia will face Brenda Flores, (12-4-1, 2KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico for the World Boxing Council Women’s Atomweight World Title.

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DONNIE NIETES - “This fight represents a lot to me as I will seeking my fourth world championship in a fourth different weight division. Winning the world title will put me at the level of Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire and will add worldwide recognition to my career.”

“I believe my fight with Aston has a very real possibility of being the best fight of the night. We are both training very hard and I am sure that we will be at our very best on September 8 and will give all the fans a great fight.”

“I would be worried if we were playing basketball, but this is boxing and I know how to fight taller opponents and that is why we are working so hard in the gym. I think it’s very important that Filipino boxing has reached the level where we fight for a world title against each other and at a historic venue like the Forum and on HBO.”

ASTON PALICTE - “I am happy to have the opportunity to fight for a world championship on such a big card and to be on HBO. The fact the we are both Filipino doesn’t matter, we are both here to do a job and no matter what happens we will still be friends after the fight.”

“I have worked very hard to get here and I want to give the fans the best fight possible and I also believe that our fight could be the best of night as we both have a lot at stake on September 8.” 

Emanating from the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 8 and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT, SUPERFLY 3 is headlined by a 12-round WBC Super Flyweight Final Elimination Bout between former world champion JUAN FRANCISCO ‘El Gallo’ ESTRADA, (36-3-0, 25 KO’s), of Sonora, Mexico and two-time world title challenger FELIPE ‘Gallito’ ORUCUTA, (36-4-0, 30 KO’s), of Nicolas Romero, Mexico. Estrada vs. Orucuta is promoted in association with Zanfer Promotions.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GhostofDempsey on 08-27-2018

Some guys will say anything to sell a fight.

Comment by Yodpayak on 08-27-2018

[QUOTE=Bestlefty;19052498]Haters gonna hate. He has defeated and defended against champions and mandatory challengers. Champ for over a decade and 10 P4P. Youre one disrespectful man. If only Roman Gonzales accepted his challenge. Dont worry Estrada and Sor Rungvisai wil be…

Comment by Bestlefty on 08-27-2018

[QUOTE=wildman;19051229]This guy has made a career out of winning and defending phony alphabet belts against tomato cans and fringe contenders. Not a single career defining type fight. Never a PFP guy, and doesn't belong in the HOF.[/QUOTE] Haters gonna hate.…

Comment by landotter on 08-27-2018

Think Nietes is an underrated gem in this sport. Big fan and big supporter. I cancelled HBO recently. May put back on just for this superfly card, then kill it again.

Comment by Hatesrats on 08-26-2018

Nah bruh... But keep winning & make your own path.

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