SHOW AND TELL AT THE MGM GRAND HOTEL LOBBY
By Ed de la Vega, DDS
Thu, 06 Dec 2012
Gesta and trainer Vince Parra on mitts.
Las Vegas, NV:- Top Rank and MGM Casino Resort set up a makeshift ring at the grand lobby of the MGM to further entice people to see the 4th fight on Saturday night between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Right after the Pacquiao-Marquez presscon, they held a show and tell at the lobby ring to showcase Mercito Gesta, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Jose Ramirez.
Gesta (26-0-1, 14KO) is challenging IBF World champion Miguel Angel Vasquez (31-3-0,13KO) on the undercard.
Gesta came up the ring and did some shadow boxing and the mitts with his trainer, Vince Parra. From all indications, it appears that Gesta may give Vasquez a good run for his money.
After the short “sweat just enough” session he had interviews with the media and signed posters provided by Tecate Beer.
Previous to Gesta, ex-US Olympian Jose Ramirez did his stuff too. Ramirez will debut as a pro versus Corey Siegwarth (2-1-0,1KO) of Ireland.
Then Gamboa came up with his promoter 50Cent to showcase his talents. He did shadow boxing and hit a heavy bag represented by a huge gentleman with body armor. He also did a round of mitts with his trainer.
50Cent then took the mitts and had mitt session with Gamboa, purely for photo opportunity.
Gamboa on Mitts.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ed de la Vega, DDS.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Snips and Snipes 23 November 2017: Heavyweights in the news |
By Eric Armit, Fri, 24 Nov 2017GIBBONS PREDICTS BIG THINGS FOR PETALCORIN IN 2018
By , Thu, 23 Nov 2017MAGSAYO IN LINE FOR WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR
By Dong Secuya, Thu, 23 Nov 2017SENATOR PACQUIAO CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS AT THE SAME TIME - POLITICS AND BOXING
By Maloney L. Samaco, Thu, 23 Nov 2017GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN RECEIVES HERO'S RECEPTION IN MEXICO
By , Thu, 23 Nov 2017Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Ramos Bout Aborted, Masters Tournament & More
By Don Smith, Thu, 23 Nov 2017LaManna wins LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title with decision over Amoako
By , Thu, 23 Nov 2017UFC's Frankie Edgar: I Broke My Face & It Frickin' Sucks
By , Thu, 23 Nov 2017WORLD SENIOR VICE CHAMPION GM ANTONIO VYING HONGKONG INTERNATIONAL OPEN
By Marlon Bernardino, Thu, 23 Nov 2017ANCAJAS' THREE POSSIBLE OPPONENTS FOR STARDOM - YAFAI, SOR RUNGVISAI OR GONZALEZ
By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 22 Nov 2017Weekly Results 21 November 2017 -- Part II
By Eric Armit, Wed, 22 Nov 2017Weekly Results 21 November 2017 -- Part I
By Eric Armit, Wed, 22 Nov 2017CAN DONAIRE, SR. GUIDE CASEY MORTON TO A WORLD TITLE?
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 22 Nov 2017WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ERROL SPENCE JR. TO DEFEND AGAINST FORMER CHAMPION LAMONT PETERSON
By , Wed, 22 Nov 2017MORE MIDDLEWEIGHT MAYHEM ON DEC. 16: ANTOINE "ACTION" DOUGLAS AND GARY "SPIKE" O'SULLIVAN TO SQUARE OFF IN CO-MAIN EVENT
By , Wed, 22 Nov 2017NBA -- Butler's missed FT dooms Wolves against Pistons
By Daniel Quindao Guden, Wed, 22 Nov 2017Weights from Bethlehem, PA
By , Wed, 22 Nov 2017Citlalli Ortiz Grabs First Win of Women's Youth World Championships
By , Wed, 22 Nov 2017New Pinoy boxing star Ancajas burns bright
By Recah Trinidad, Wed, 22 Nov 2017ANCAJAS MAKES COURTESY CALL ON SEN. PACQUIAO
By , Tue, 21 Nov 2017Hayashi banks on experience over undefeated Magsayo
By , Tue, 21 Nov 2017DABLEO CLAIMS CHESS CROWN ON FINAL DRAW; CEBUANO SEVILLANO SHINES
By , Tue, 21 Nov 2017Floyd Mayweather Inks 6-Figure Poker Deal
By , Tue, 21 Nov 2017SEN. PACQUIAO CHALLENGES NBI TO SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Tue, 21 Nov 2017