Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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 BoxingScene.com/Manila 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............

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Wilder vs. Washington - CompuBox Historical Review Photos: Maurice Hooker Dominates Cristobal Cruz in Mexico Gavin McDonnell: Rey Vargas Beat Me Fair and Square Rey Vargas Decisions Gavin McDonnell, Captures WBC Title Luke Campbell - Drops, Stops and Dominates Jairo Lopez Photos: Andy Vences Open Workout From The SNAC Gym Cody Crowley talks sparring with Mayweather, homecoming bout Tommy Coyle Drills Rakeem Noble in Three Rounds De La Hoya: Chavez Being Overweight Would Be a Slap in The Face Wilder: Fans Not Worried About Klitschko, They Want Me vs. Joshua Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rematch in September? Gavin McDonnell vs. Rey Vargas - LIVE Results Breazeale: Ugonoh 'Has to Pay' for My Loss to Anthony Joshua Photos: Eleider Alvarez Blasts Out Lucian Bute in Five Rounds Chavez Jr: My Passion For Boxing is Back, I'm Doing Things Right Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington: Pre-Fight Report Card Mayweather: Only One Fight That's Important - Me vs. McGregor! Daily Bread Mailbag: Pacquiao-Khan, Broner, Ward, Spence-Brook Gavin McDonnell is Confident That He Will Stun Rey Vargas Bellew: Haye Carries The Sport in Bad Way - a Disgrace To Boxing! Joshua Believes He Will KO Klitschko, Hopes Ref Doesn't Stop It Izu Ugonoh is Unlike Any Polish Heavyweight You've Ever Seen De La Hoya: Mayweather-McGregor is a Disrespect To Boxing! Chavez Sr: The Bet Between My Son and Canelo is Now OFF! Bute: Alvarez Caught Me With a Good Punch, He Deserved To Win Should More Fighters Bet Their Purse? Saul Rodriguez: I'm Pretty Happy With My Performance Rodriguez KO's Narvaez: Antonio Vargas, Teofimo Lopez Win Canelo: Chavez Jr. Did Not Take Advantage of Being Chavez's Son Justin DeLoach KO's Pearson: Saul Rodriguez Survives Big Scare Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles Eleider Alvarez Stops Lucian Bute in Five, Earns Stevenson Shot Kavaliauskas Will Return on Lomachenko vs. Sosa Card Deontay Wilder: Titles Aside - I'm The Man To Beat at Heavyweight! Thurman on Angel: Boxing Doesn't Have Time for That Clown Act Glazkov is Planning To Return To The Ring in The Summer Jay Harris Outpoints Essomba, Wins Commonwealth Gold Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Klara Svensson To Retain Belts Terence Crawford Could Fight Granados Next Instead of Felix Diaz Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Official Weigh-In
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement