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Mercito Gesta walked to the elevator at the Sheraton in San Francisco’s Fisherman Wharf last year when one of his Filipino countrymen tapped him on the shoulder, holding up a poster and asking him for an autograph.
As the fighter obliged him, his admirer had but one more request. “How do you pronounce your last name? Guess-tah, right?” the fan asked.
“Not GUESS-tah, but HES-tah,” Gesta (26-0-1, 14 KOs) politely answered with a smile.
Such is the relative anonymity the lightweight contender will attempt to escape Saturday when he challenges Miguel Vazquez (32-3, 13 KOs) in his first world title shot at the Las Vegas MGM Grand.
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