LOOK: Pinoy boxing stars Nietes, Gesta train together in LA
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 23, 2018 12:22 PM
Some big names in Pinoy boxing. (Photo courtesy of Edito Villamor on Instagram: @Coach_Ala)
A couple of Filipino boxing stars got to get some training in together while preparing for their respective title matches, as reigning IBF flyweight world champion Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes and WBA lightweight world title contender Mercito 'No Mercy' Gesta both put in work at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California.
ALA Boxing head trainer Edito 'Coach ALA' Villamor posted a photo on his Instagram account which featured Gesta and Nietes along with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and ALA Boxing coach Edmund Villamor.
Gesta is less than a week out from his WBA lightweight world title opportunity, as he's set to challenge reigning champion Jorge Linares on Saturday, January 27th at The Forum in Los Angeles.
Nietes on the other hand, is gearing up for his first IBF flyweight title defense against Juan Carlos Reveco on Saturday, Feburary 24th, also at The Forum.