Former sparmates Mercito Gesta and Jorge Linares face off

LOS ANGELES — After years of climbing the ladder and months of training, Pinoy boxer Mercito Gesta got a good look at boxing’s ultimate prize.

Flanked by his world title belts Jorge Linares faced off with Gesta at the final press conference before this weekend’s championship clash at the LA Forum.

“I treat this really seriously kailangan maganda talaga ipakita ko dun. Ang pressure. Plano natin Kung May knockout, knockout,” said Gesta. “Kung abutan natin 12 rounds kailangan natin ako umabot Ng 12 rounds pag decision.”

For the defending champion, he‘s determined to put on a good show for a shot at bigger fights.

“….A big fight because after this fight, good opportunities coming for me. Bigger fights coming for me on HBO showtime or whatever. Big event. For me, more important, I’ve been good preparation physically for this fight I know Mercito Gesta is younger, amazing team with Freddie Roach.

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