Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

SPORTS

Hot prospect Garcia faces Filipino puncher

Ryan Garcia, the unbeaten and good-looking fighter from Victorville, California, faces an acid test when he meets Filipino two-time world title challenger Mercito Gesta on 28 January in the United States.

Gesta will be the second Filipino boxer Garcia will be locking horns with.

Three years ago in Las Vegas, Garcia, now 24, needed just less than a round to knock out then hot prospect Romero Duno.

Garcia, who has 9 million followers on Instagram, packs a 23-0 record with 19 knockouts.

The Gesta showdown is being eyed as a warmup for Garcia’s impending clash with Gervonta Davis, the reigning world champion at super-lightweight.

But Gesta, though already 35, is no pushover.

Armed with a 33-3-3 ledger with 17 knockouts, Gesta moved to the United States from Mandaue, Cebu in 2007.

Two of his losses came at the world championship level and both times the southpaw Gesta lost on points.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

SPORTS

Manny Pacquiao knows his time is up. This was the keen observation made by a longtime member of his training team who spent dinner...

ESPORTS

The dynamic duo of Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario is back with a bang after leading Blacklist International to a...

SPORTS

The University Athletic Association of the Philippines will have a full calendar of sports events for Season 85 starting 1 October. UAAP President Fr....

ESPORTS

ECHO has revealed its roster for the upcoming M4 Mobile Legends World Championship to be held 1-15 January 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The seven...

SPORTS

It’s going to be business as usual as the Philippine Basketball Association will not stop its on-court activities when it gives way for the...

SPORTS

It doesn’t look as if newly-crowned Melvin Jerusalem will get the luxury of defending his minimumweight crown against a handpicked rival after the World...

SPORTS

Mitchell, meanwhile, is a six-foot shooting guard frowm Hartford University.

SPORTS

Legendary boxing referee Carlos ‘Sonny’ Padilla was recently inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Famous for serving as the third man in...

Copyright © DAILY TRIBUNE