Gesta, Farena eye titles in undercard

LAS VEGAS—The spotlight is on Manny Pacquiao, but four other Filipinos are also bidding to give their  country more boxing glory here Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

Unbeaten prospect Mercito Gesta (26-0-1 with 14 KOs) will try to wrest the International Boxing Federation lightweight title from  Mexican Miguel Angel Vazquez (31-3, 13 KOs) while Michael Farenas (34-3-4-1 No Decision, 26 KOs) will dispute the IBF world lightweight title with Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KOs).

Though the 5-foot-7  Gesta, now a resident of San Diego, California, is giving away three inches in height and seven inches in reach, boxing pundits are giving him good chances of dethroning Vasquez, who hails from Guadalajara. Roy Luarca

Follow Us

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94