Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “He’s looking good so far. I feel we can win this fight, this is a good opportunity for us and we have to take advantage of it as much as we can,” said Roach in a report from BoxingScene.com.Gesta (31-1-2) fought for World title only once when he lost to then IBF World lightweight champion in December 2012.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 folkSince then, though, Gesta has strung together a six-fight unbeaten streak with his bout against Carlos Molina in 2015 the only one ending in a draw.Linares (43-3-0), however, is considered as one of the top fighters in the lightweight division and won his last 12 fights including six World title bouts from 2014. “We’re in a real tough fight, my guy is definitely getting ready for this fight,” said Roach who trained legendary fighters like Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar Dela Hoya, and Miguel Cotto.“We’re going over a lot of strategy, we started sparring and it went well. We still have a lot of time to work a little more.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Balkman gets ‘chance for ‘redemption’ with Alab stint OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone If Freddie Roach is to be believed, Filipino slugger Mercito Gesta can score an upset win over WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares.Roach has been hard at work preparing Gesta for the biggest fight of the 30-year-old’s career on January 27 and the Hall of Fame trainer said there will be surprises come fight night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:14Carpio 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
Re: “Celebrities compete to sway state” (Oct. 14): If one attends a movie, does that make them an actor? Apparently so. California actors are qualified to become politicians, if they played the part of a politician, read for the part of a politician or thought about reading for the role of a politician. Our current governor played the part of a fireman and that made him a comrade in arms with firefighters. Maybe we should have one more elected official, a real politician as the stunt double. They have a place for actors/politicians, the cutting-room floor. – Gary E. Skogen Littlerock And, a group must begin a fourth petition attempt to restore the cross to the county seal because not enough of us have the guts to stand up to three cowardly county supervisors. Note to all L.A. Jews: The ACLU will be after you next for the Department of Transportation’s accommodation of your High Holy Days when it comes to altering crosswalk signals. – Dink O’Neal Burbank Foxy maneuver Re: “Prop. 77: Races would be more competitive” (Oct. 14): Gerrymander: Arrangement of political districts to give one political party an unfair advantage in elections. According to Harrison Sheppard’s Oct. 13 article: “The California 23rd Congressional District is 200 miles long and 5 miles wide.” Until now redistricting has been the responsibility of the California Legislature, a predominantly Democrat group. Seems like the fox has been guarding the chickens. – William H. Link Northridge Extremists Re: “The rest of us” (Your Opinions, Oct. 14): Geri A. Mellgren-Kerwin seems to believe that I speak for only conservative extremists when I stated the idea that maybe the American people would rather have a conservative “imbecile as president” (for two terms) instead of another liberal extremist the likes of Al Gore or John Kerry. Well, Mellgren-Kerwin has omitted the fact that an American majority elected President Bush, not just conservative extremists. Of course when you’re as far to the left as she obviously is, anyone near the middle must surely look like a conservative extremist. – Scott Hewes Castaic Change from within Re: “Right to choose” (Your Opinion, Oct. 13): Extending the logic behind Bill Zelenka’s statement, “If you don’t believe in something, you should not be forced to pay for it,” how about the percentage of my taxes which fund the Defense Department and, by extension, the war in Iraq? What is the Defense share of our federal budget, somewhere around 50 percent? I would hope he would back me if I chose to withhold the correct percentage of my taxes, and specify to the IRS that my deduction is to be withheld from support for the war. However, I think the solution is for those public-employee union members who favor Prop. 75 ought to run for union leadership positions, and make the changes they seek from within, not seek the $70 million special-election route. This stinks. – Arnie Moore Sherman Oaks 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week No religious test? Re: “Bush defends injecting religion into Miers choice” (Oct. 13): Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution states, “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust.” But Bush continues to pander dangerously to evangelical extremists about Harriet Miers’ as-yet unproven qualifications. No litmus test, huh, President Bush? – Mike Laskavy Oak Park State of society The Oct. 12 front page summarizes the sad state of society: Eric Boden is offered a plea-bargained sentence of less than one year. Note to cowardly Deputy D.A. Robert Foltz: Boden’s DUI actions killed a 7-month-old baby. L.A.’s archdiocese trickles out sanitized personnel records for some, but not all, of its priests/workers accused of pedophilia. Note to Cardinal Roger M. Mahony: The victims here were children.