Gesta is Eager To Prove That He's The Real Deal

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Undefeated Filipino southpaw Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (26-0-1, 14 KO's)  is ready to go all out to win the IBF lightweight title from Mexico’s Miguel Vazquez (32-3, 13 KO's) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, on the undercard of the fourth encounter between “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao and Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez.

Gesta had a light workout at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas under trainer and co-manager Vince Parra who told Standard while at the gym that the 25 year old fighter from Mandaue City in Cebu “is looking to prove that he is the real deal at this time.”

Parra also said they also wish to thank Pacquiao and Team Pacquiao “for helping create this opportunity." Parra said fighting on a Pacquiao undercard “Is the biggest deal and a great platform and everything that he’s been wanting and now its here and Mercito is ready to show the world his stuff.”

The trainer said Gesta was “doing a little workout, shaking out losing the last pounds” in preparation fpr Friday’s weigh-in.

He said Gesta was “only a couple of pounds off and is around 137 right now.” Parra said since Gesta “hasn’t struggled with the weight  that takes a lot off his mind and we are  making sure that everything is done right.”

The trainer said he was pleased to learn that there was a great deal of excitement in the Philippines about the fight card that will also feature southpaws Michael Farenas, Dennis Laurente and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr. He said “its as it should be and Mercito is going to put on a great performance” even as he emphasized how much they appreciate all the support through the years.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jamon1980 on 12-06-2012

Gesta picked this fight thinking Miguel Vazquez was going to be an easy beat, an easy win for the world title. Mercito Gesta and his management made a bad decision. Miguel Titere Vazquez is going to win this fight, probably…

Comment by Hougigo on 12-06-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12773687]But you're forgetting Quintero tagged Vazquez quite often and Gesta has faster hands than Quintero. If Gesta and his people worked on cutting the ring off they can win this fight. Something is telling me Vazquez will be hitting the…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 12-06-2012

I can see this fight competing with the NYC marathon

Comment by MVOLT on 12-06-2012

[QUOTE=bigsmoothh;12774278]wasnt this the same guy who called out rios? lmfao............[/QUOTE] he also thinks he can beat broner

Comment by bigsmoothh on 12-06-2012

wasnt this the same guy who called out rios? lmfao............

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