Rivero, Paras to feature in Iloilo exhibition
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
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.
According to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, Negrense PBA player James Yap is not being traded.