Aston Palicte wins big in Texas
It was a big, Texas-sized win for a Filipino boxer.
Bagio City’s Aston Palicte retained his North American Boxing Federation Bantamweight title against former world champion Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in Austin, Texas.
Palicte, who is promoted by Roy Jones Junior, knocked his Mexican opponent out with a lethal combination in the 5th round.
Palicte is hoping that this big win against a former champion could now set the stage for a world title fight in early 2018.