Mercito Gesta - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mercito Gesta


Romero Duno matched with 'perfect opponent' on Linares-Gesta card

Jan 07, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Yardley Suarez is known for coming to fight, and not having the best chin

NEXT UP. Romero Duno will face Mexican banger Yardley Suarez on January 27 at The Forum. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Mercito Gesta gets chance to rewrite his story with second world title shot

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:57 AM

Over 5 years after his first world title shot, Mercito Gesta gets a second opportunity against WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares

ANOTHER SHOT. Filipino boxer Mercito Gesta gets a second shot at a world title when he faces Jorge Linares. Photo from Gesta's Facebook page

Pinoy boxer Dulay KOs unbeaten prospect Arboleda in LA

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:03 AM

Samar native Recky Dulay is the latest Filipino boxer trained by upstart coach Rodel Mayol to score a big win in the United States

UPSET. Recky Dulay's overhand right finds the target, handing Jaime Arboleda his first ever defeat. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Cesar Juarez claims another Filipino victim, KOs Lagos in 3

Apr 02, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The man who spoiled Albert Pagara s unbeaten record knocks Filipino boxer Eugene Lagos unconscious in 3 rounds

KNOCKED OUT. Cesar Juarez was stunned in the first round but came back to knock out his Filipino foe. Contributed photo

Boxing: Gesta recovers from knockdown to defeat Mexican foe

Oct 04, 2015 - 4:07 PM

Mendoza scored a knockdown in the second round before Gesta outslugged him to win on points

OFF THE CANVAS. Filipino boxer Mercito Gesta rose from a knockdown to defeat his Mexican foe. Photo from Gesta's Facebook page

Pinoy boxer Gesta’s bout vs Molina ends in draw

May 01, 2015 - 3:33 PM

First judge Eddie saw it in favor of Molina 98 92 while Gesta came out on top on Tom Taylor’s sheet at 96 94 Third ringside official Max DeLuca had it even 95 95

DRAW. A furious battle between Mercito Gesta and Carlos Molina ends in a draw. Photo from Golden Boy Boxing's Instagram

Mercito Gesta faces Carlos Molina in April

Mar 14, 2015 - 11:39 PM

No Mercy Gesta is coming off a two consecutive wins and will look to extend that streak to three

NO MERCY. Mercito Gesta will be back in the ring on April 2015, this time under Golden Boy Promotions. Photo from Gesta's official Facebook page

Golden Boy signs Pinoy boxer Mercito Gesta

Jan 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Top Rank released Gesta in 2013 after suffering multiple injuries in training forcing his bouts to be cancelled

Boxing: Gesta reflects on losing, revamping and rising back to contention

Mar 12, 2014 - 1:30 AM

Mercito lost his first title fight but has retooled and revamped his career under new management and is working his back into championship contention

MERCILESS. Mercito Gesta spars during training for his April 11 bout. Photo by Chris Almazan / Team Gesta

4 Filipino boxers on Pacquiao-Marquez undercard

Dec 08, 2012 - 11:52 AM

While all eyes and attention are focused on the Manny Pacquiao Juan Manuel Marquez fight four Filipino fighters are looking to make an impact as they face separate opponents in the undercard

Pacquiao, Donaire, Viloria: Year-end fights to see

Aug 28, 2012 - 8:47 AM

As the year comes to a close the best fights featuring Filipino boxers have yet to come

Rappler’s top 10 pound-for-pound Pinoy boxers

May 30, 2012 - 7:48 PM

Rappler s boxing analyst ranks the top 10 pound for pound Pinoy boxers

VILORIA VICTORY. Brian Viloria raises his arms in triumph after his victory over Giovani Segura in December 2011. Oliver Lucas.