Rivero, Paras to fea­ture in Iloilo ex­hi­bi­tion

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Bago City-born boxer As­ton ‘Mighty’ Pal­icte will face Puerto Ri­can fighter Jose Mar­tinez in a World Box­ing Or­ga­ni­za­tion su­per fly­weight elim­i­na­tor on Jan­uary 31 at the Vie­jas Casino and Re­sort in Alpine, Cal­i­for­nia. The win­ner will move on to meet Don­nie ‘Ahas’ Ni­etes of Mur­cia, who cap­tured the belt fol­low­ing a split de­ci­sion win over Ja­pan’s Kazuto Ioka.

“I am happy to have the op­por­tu­nity to fight for an­other world cham­pi­onship,” Pal­icte said. “I have worked very hard to get here and I want to give the fans the best fight pos­si­ble.”

Mar­tinez called the bout “the most im­por­tant fight” of his ca­reer and char­ac­ter­ized his op­po­nent as a “high-level boxer.”

“I will train re­ally hard to be in the best con­di­tion,” he added./ASC,

Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras are set to lead the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines (UP) bas­ket­ball team when they play in an ex­hi­bi­tion event next week­end in Iloilo. UP will face the Iloilo col­le­giate se­lec­tion at the City of Passi Arena on Jan­uary 19, start­ing at 3:00 p.m.; and the Uni­ver­sity of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City on Jan­uary

Amid trade ru­mors sur­round­ing Ne­grense Philip­pine Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (PBA) player James Yap, his cur­rent team, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, af­firmed he is stay­ing put as they of­fered the Es­calante City na­tive a three-year con­tract ex­ten­sion.

“James is the face of this fran­chise and he will con­tinue to re­main as the face of this team for the next three years,” said team owner Ray­mond Yu. “Since we got him in a trade [from the Mag­no­lia Hot­shots for Paul Lee], our plans is for James to 20, be­gin­ning a.m.

In ad­di­tion, Bacolod City na­tive Jose Piero Longa also in­cluded on UP ros­ter.

Iloilo Pri­vate Schools Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion MVP Fritchard Dulce of John B. Lac­son Foun­da­tion Mar­itime Uni­ver­sity will lead the Iloilo se­lec­tion./ at 10:00 is the end his PBA with us.”

“James, in fact, asked me if we [planned] to trade him but I told him that it is not true,” he added. “I have no idea where the trade ru­mors came [from] but [they are] not true.” Mean­while, team gov­er­nor, Atty. Mamerto Mon­dragon, called the con­tract ex­ten­sion a “no brainer.”

“He’s very hard­work­ing and has re­ally helped the team,” he stated. “We just told him to keep work­ing hard and give his all.”/ ca­reer

(Ring Mag­a­zine photo)

Bago City-born boxer As­ton ‘Mighty’ Pal­icte will face Puerto Ri­can fighter Jose Mar­tinez in a WBO su­per fly­weight elim­i­na­tor on Jan­uary 31 at the Vie­jas Casino and Re­sort in Alpine, Cal­i­for­nia. The win­ner will move on to meet Don­nie ‘Ahas’ Ni­etes of Mur­cia.

Ceres-La Salle FC won the 3rd Sa­gay City Men’s Open Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship after de­feat­ing De La Salle Uni­ver­sity, 3-1, last Thurs­day.

(PBA Me­dia Bureau photo)

Ac­cord­ing to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, Ne­grense PBA player James Yap is not be­ing traded.

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