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Barnett: Gesta is a Blown Up Flyweight, I Will Beat Him

By Ryan Burton

Lightweight Ty Barnett (20-2-1) knows that his August 3rd fight against Mercito Gesta (25-0-1) may be his last chance to take his career to the next level.  The fight serves as the main event of ESPN's Friday Night series that takes place in Las Vegas.  Barnett is looking at the fight as his coming out party.

"It's my chance right here to introduce myself to the masses of the boxing world who aren't familiar with me in  spectacular fashion when I upset Gesta," Barnett told BoxingScene.

The 29 year old feels that Gesta has a good skill set but doesn't think that he will be able to withstand his power.  Barnett is confident that he will be able to adjust to Gesta as the fight progresses.   

"He's a good fighter but I don't really think much of him.  He's got good speed and decent power but that's it. He's a blown up flyweight about to face a natural 135lbs fighter with devastating punching power who can box and bang and make the needed adjustments in the fight," Barnett explained.

Barnett finished by saying that he is extremely motivated for the fight ands that no one can stop him from leaving the ring with his hand raised.

"I'm hungrier then ever and won't let nothing get in the way of me attaining a world title. The fans can follow Ty on Twitter @TybarnettKo," Barnett concluded. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 07-09-2012

Gstaa's a fairly accomplished guy w/power...I'd like 2 see him b more flexible in his upper body movements, he'll need it as he moves up, plus ,IMO the way he holds his hands, but that's his style...he'll beat 95% of…

Comment by Hougigo on 07-09-2012

It's on FNF.... I hope he upsets Gesta

Comment by Corelone on 07-09-2012

Is this a joke? Did Gesta write this guys lines? Ty is no test or threat to Gesta and they are only building up Ty's image here as a suitable opponent. Is that it? Gesta keeps wasting his time and…

Comment by LeG00N on 07-09-2012

he probably shouldn't discredit his opponent

Comment by Hougigo on 07-09-2012

Blown up flyweight? Does he know his weightclasses?

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