Philippines, 31 Aug 2014
  Home >> News



 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


Dondon Gesta raring to go on his US debut


PhilBoxing.com



Dondon Gesta.
The Fight Game runs in the blood of the Gestas, led by its patriarch Anecito, who is a multi-awarded Muay Thai and Kick-boxing practitioner. His oldest son, Mercito, also engaged in both disciplines in his youth and is now a rated campaigner in the 135 pound (lightweight) division as a boxer.

Younger brother, Anecito “Dondon” Gesta Jr. is following in their footsteps, especially that of his brother. The 23 year-old is furthering his boxing career in The Land of Milk and Honey, debuting in his first major fight in the States.

Dondon (2-1) will be part of tonight’s card in their adopted city of San Diego, California. He is scheduled to face debuting Kenny McClain of Los Angeles in a 4 round Super Featherweight (130 pound) bout.

The young fighter is excited to step in the ring tonight and compete for the first time in American soil at the popular Del Mar Fairgrounds in Durante Boulevard.

“Napaka-excited ko sa larong ito kasi first time ko dito mag-boxing at hindi ko alam talaga ang mararamdaman ko sa ring,” said Gesta Jr.

(I am very excited about this fight because it is my first time to fight here and I don’t know what to expect when I get in the ring.)

Dondon is being trained by his father Anecito at the CMAC Bid Gym in San Diego and trains alongside brother Mercito, who is also preparing for a fight this summer. He has been working nonstop for more than a month leading to tonight’s fight and is enthusiastic to show his skills in front of his family and friends.

“Opportunity rin ito sa akin kasi yung pangalan ng brother ko ay medyo naka-established na ng kaunti. Kaya kung maganda ang ilalabas ko sa fight na ito, madali na para sa akin ang makilala,” stated Gesta Jr.

(This is a good opportunity for me because my brother has established himself a name and if I do good in this fight, it’ll be easy for me to be recognized.)

Gesta Jr. clocked in at an even 125 pounds yesterday at the weigh-in prior to tonight’s contest. His original opponent McClain failed to show up at Thursday’s mandatory measurements and will be replaced by Pablo Cupul of Mexico (6-11).

You can reach the author at rrmaze24@aol.com and on Twitter @Freemazon910.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • COURAGEOUS GILAS PILIPINAS LOSES HEARTBREAKER ON REFEREE’S INEXPLICABLE CALL
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 31 Aug 2014
  • PHOTOS: PACQUIAO, ALGIERI PITCH FOR SF GIANTS
    By , Sat, 30 Aug 2014
  • PAC AND FLOYD VERSUS LOVE FOR THE SPORT (Part VI)
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 30 Aug 2014
  • SHINYA AOKI REMAINS ONE FC LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION AT ONE FC: REIGN OF CHAMPIONS
    By , Sat, 30 Aug 2014
  • DODGERS GIVE MANNY PACQUIAO THE START FOR LABOR DAY GAME
    By , Sat, 30 Aug 2014
  • PHOTOS: PACQUIAO, ALGIERI FACE MEDIA AT SF GIANTS HOME
    By , Sat, 30 Aug 2014
  • GILAS PILIPINAS READY TO GO ALL OUT TO MAKE HISTORY
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 30 Aug 2014
  • FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE BERTO TO FACE PHILLY'S STEVE UPSHER IN OPENER OF SHOWTIME® TRIPLEHEADER FROM CINCINNATI
    By , Sat, 30 Aug 2014
  • AUGUST LEAVES WITH A BANG, AS CANCUN TRIPLEHEADER GETS SET TO EXCITE MEXICAN FANS
    By , Sat, 30 Aug 2014
  • Szili ready to capture UBF world title
    By , Sat, 30 Aug 2014
  • NBA - Heat sign Shannon Brown
    By Johann Coyoca, Fri, 29 Aug 2014
  • PACQUIAO, ALGIERI GUEST AT YAHOO SPORTS TALK LIVE
    By , Fri, 29 Aug 2014
  • PHOTOS: PACQUIAO VISITS SF CHRONICLE HQ
    By , Fri, 29 Aug 2014
  • How Can Marcos Maidana Defeat Floyd Mayweather? ALL ACCESS Finds The Answer
    By , Fri, 29 Aug 2014
  • MARCOS MAIDANA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT
    By , Fri, 29 Aug 2014
  • Golovkin-Rubio/Donaire-Walters Ticket on Sale
    By , Fri, 29 Aug 2014
  • GOLDEN BOY LIVE! RETURNS TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON OCTOBER 9 HEADLINED BY "RONNY RIOS VS. ROBINSON CASTELLANOS"
    By , Fri, 29 Aug 2014
  • 'RED DAWN' Artur Beterbiev vs. Tavoris Cloud NABA Light Heavyweight Championship
    By , Fri, 29 Aug 2014
  • CONFUSION SURROUNDS FARENAS-MAGDALENO TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 28 Aug 2014
  • WEIGHTS FROM DUBAI: JULATON - 125.9 LBS., OSMAN - 124 LBS.
    By , Thu, 28 Aug 2014
  • STEVENSON vs PASCAL: THE NORTH AMERICAN PRESS HAS SPOKEN
    By , Thu, 28 Aug 2014
  • BATANG GILAS IN HEROIC FINISH TO EARN 5TH PLACE IN FIBA ASIA UNDER 18 CHAMPIONSHIPS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 28 Aug 2014
  • BUCKS SIGN SECOND ROUND PICK DAMIEN INGLIS
    By , Thu, 28 Aug 2014
  • DONAIRE’S DAD BELIEVES THE NONITO-WALTERS CLASH WILL BE A GREAT FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 28 Aug 2014


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2014 philboxing.com.