first_imgINGLEWOOD, CA – JANUARY 27: Mercito Gesta (L) lands a left hand to the head of Jorge Linares of Venezuela during their bout at The Forum on January 27, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPMercito Gesta suffered another hard fall while Romeo Duno sustained his rapid climb in the ring ladder Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) in the US.The Mandaue-born now San Diego-based Gesta bowed to Jorge Linares by unanimous decision, 118-110, 118-110, 117-111, in their battle for the Venezuelan’s World Boxing Association lightweight crown at The Forum in Inglewood, California.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Visa issues delay Ceres departure Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img The 30-year-old Gesta showed flashes of brilliance and aggressiveness in the first round, but once Linares, 32, figured him out, the fight turned one sided.It was the second time that Gesta, now 31-2-2 with 17 knockouts, failed in his world title bid. In 2012, he also lost to Mexican Miguel Vasquez in their duel for the International Boxing Federation lightweight title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLinares improved to 44-3, 27 knockouts, with his seventh title defense that set him up for a possible title unification bout with World Boxing Council lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia.The hard-hitting Duno, fighting out of Sanman Promotions of JC Manangquil and Dexter Tan, caught Yardley Suarez in a neutral corner and unloaded heavy bombs that dropped the Mexican with 1:07 left in the first round of another lightweight tussle. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The General Santos City-born Duno, being trained by Rodel Mayol and handled by Golden Boy Promotions, raised his record to 16-1 with 14 KOs. Suarez dropped to 22-10, 12 KOs. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img

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