Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Gesta Eager To Showcase His Worth on Pacquiao Card

By Ryan Burton

Mercito Gesta has been a professional fighter for over 9 years.  On December 8th he will get his first crack at a title when he faces IBF lightweight champion  Miguel Vazquez in the co-feature fight underneath the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV pay-per-view clash.  The Filipino is relishing the opportunity that awaits him.  I asked him about finally getting a title shot after one of his recent training sessions.

"It is finally coming.  I am excited.  I am happy.  I am trying to stay focused on the fight.  I am finally getting the title fight that I have wanted for so long," explained Gesta.

"I am at a stage right now where I am training hard and I just need to sacrifice.  This is a big fight.  Especially since it is on the undercard of Manny's fight.  There will be a lot of people watching.  I know I have to be at my best since this is on the undercard of Pacquiao-Marquez.  That is why I am trying to stay focused," he continued.

Gesta is as equally motivated at being on such a high profile card as he is for fighting for his first world title.  He knows that a lot of opportunities will open up by winning a title on such a big stage.

"It is like a dream man.  For a long time I waited for this and finally it his here.  Not just the title (shot) but like I said it is a big fight being on the undercard of Manny's fight against Marquez," Gesta stated.

While Gesta is pulling for his countryman to get the victory over Marquez, he admits that all of the fights have been close and that it is hard to pick a winner in the upcoming fourth installment of their rivalry.  He hopes that the latest edition will provide a definite winner.

"I don't even know (who will win).  This is their fourth fight, right? It is so close.  All the fights had controversy.  Hopefully this fight will prove who the real winner is without any doubt," Gesta told Boxingscene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 11-29-2012

One of the worst undercards. Top Rank could have done better then this weak undercard. It's going to be boring till the main event.

Comment by ddangerous on 11-28-2012

War Mercito!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Barrera: Shabranskyy Hits Hard, Definitely Can Beat Kovalev Saunders: Jacobs Praised For 'Brilliant Loss' - You Lost, Got Beat! Carl Frampton: I'm Ready For World Title Fight if it Comes Next Atif Shafiq Assesses Bramall Lane Victory, Plans For 2018 Joshua: Fury Boxed and Ran With Klitschko - I Don't Respect That! Brook Willing To Eat a Kangaroo Testicle To Secure Amir Khan British Board Confirm Tyson Fury's UKAD Hearing For December Jason Sosa Seeks Own Impressive Comeback on Kovalev Card Bob Arum To Hearn: 65-35 is More Than Fair For Joshua-Parker Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui Rematch in Play For January 27 Khan is Reportedly Highest Paid Contestant Ever on "I'm a Celeb" Duva: Kovalev Looks Better Physically, Happier, With New Coach Photos: Orlando Salido Putting in Work For Roman Clash WBC Prez: GGG Conquered The Hearts of Mexico, I Was Humbled Joshua Promoter: Our Offer is 'Five Times' Parker's Biggest Purse Salido: I Will Show Why So Many Champions Are Afraid of Me! Hearn Says Anthony Joshua Social Media Mess is 'Major Problem' Tyson Fury's Promoter Gives Statement on UKAD Hearing Delays UK Boxing News: Welborn, Hennon, Connor, Beech, More Photo: Tyson Fury Shows Off Bloated Form in Training Camp Joshua: I'd Knock Wilder Out With One Shot, Smack Parker Around! Manny Pacquiao Hints That He Wants Conor McGregor Next Groves: Eubank Improved, But Never Boxed Anyone on My Level Photos: Devon Alexander Returns Strong, Dominates Castillo Barrera 'Bitter' About Shabranskyy Getting Title Shot Before Him Austin Trout: Jacobs Beat Golovkin, He's The Best at 160! Kovalev: Loss to Ward in Our Rematch Didn't Break Me Mentally Saunders: I'll Beat Lemieux Convincingly, No Robbery Worries Frank Warren Says Door is Wide Open For Scott Quigg To Join Parker: I'm a Big Risk - Joshua Needs Over 65%, Rematch Clause Parker Promoter: More People Contacted Us About Joshua's Chin Joshua's Promoter: I Can't See a Wilder Deal, Parker More Likely Video: Golden Boy's Diaz Talks Cotto vs. Ali, Arum's Beef, More Alexander Dimitrenko Back on December 22, Adrian Granat Too Sergey Kovalev - From a Single Point to a Question Mark Wilder To Hearn: Add Joshua To Whyte Deal - I'll Whip Their Asses! Video: Kathy Duva Breaks Down HBO Triple, Kovalev's Return Video: Jason Sosa Discusses Yuriorkis Gamboa Showdown Sullivan Barrera to face Sergey Kovalev or Dmitry Bivol in 2018? Farmer Confident of Title Win: None of These Dudes Can Beat Me!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement