Nietes vacates WBO throne, eyes pricey fights

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. United VC tries to add to Generika’s troubles Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Palicte fashioned out a second-round knockout over Jose Martinez on Jan. 31 and the WBO quickly ordered a mandatory fight between the two Filipino fighters.But the camps failed to reach an agreement, prompting WBO to call on a purse bid that also fell through with Nietes’ decision to drop the crown.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals PLAY LIST 02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals00:50Trending Articles01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In the end, the 36-year-old felt he must level up his career by chasing big-money fights. His hit list includes Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada, who are movers and shakers in their weight classes.“Also, I want to give my fellow Filipino Aston Palicte a chance to fight for the World title and bring pride and glory to our country,” Nietes said in a statement issued on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPalicte’s camp has earlier said they will make a deal for a world title, a prospect that is very likely, considering the Bago City native is being handled by Roy Jones Jr., Promotions.Nietes and Palicte fought to a split draw for the same crown that was vacant back in September in the United States. Nietes then got to claim the title after scoring a split decision win over Japanese Kazuto Ioka last Dec. 31.center_img View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDonnie Nietes chose to give up his WBO super flyweight crown and pursue big fights elsewhere.That means he won’t get to do a rematch with fellow Filipino Aston Palicte amid the heated back-and-forth between their two camps.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more