Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Gesta Realizes The Tough Task of Beating Miguel Vazquez

By Dennis "dSource" Guillermo

The boxing gods have been smiling at Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (26-0-1, 14 KOs), a lightweight fighter who has managed to climb up the ranks despite the absence of an amateur boxing background. And after his sensational 9th round stoppage win over Ty Barnett on ESPN Friday Night Fights on Aug. 3rd, Gesta finally gets his long-coveted title fight as his promoters line him up against IBF lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez (31-3-0, 13 KOs).

Vazquez is a young and formidable champ, having successfully defended his crown six times after snagging it when he handed former Amir Khan tormentor, Colombian Breidis Prescott, the first loss of his career back in 2009. Though not a KO artist, Vazquez knows how to score points and use his height and reach while fighting on the outside.

"I think he's more difficult than other guys I fought," Gesta told me in an exclusive interview in recognition of the difficulty of the task ahead of him. "He knows how to use his height. He knows how to back up. He's not engaging. That's kinda' hard. It's hard to fight a guy that doesn't want to fight; just hit and run, hit and run," he added.

As in his previous tests and challenges, Gesta is confident that he and his team will formulate an effective game plan that will secure him the victory, and the distinction of being a world champion.

"We'll always have a plan for that and try to find out how to get inside, maybe try to corner him if he backs up. Not try to follow him, but stop him in the corner. That's probably what I'm going to do on top of what my dad will tell me, and Vince (assistant trainer Vince Parra). We'll do our homework," Gesta said.

As to when he will be ready for that fight, Gesta suggested, "For me November, I'll be ready for that," although adding that he will be ready to go any time the fight is out together. "Right now, hearing that, that I'll be fighting for a title against him is just exciting. I can't wait." Neither can his loyal fans, especially those boxing maniacs from the beautiful city of San Diego.

Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo is a prolific boxing writer. Follow him on Twitter , and for an archive of his work  click here . You e-mail him at  [email protected]
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 08-20-2012

[QUOTE=Solitario;12439871]Vazquez has been in there with several hard punchers in the past, so I wouldn't necessarily assume that he's weak to the body just because he was momentarily affected by a punch. However, I have noticed that Gesta often loses…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 08-20-2012

Don't care if Gesta loses, which most likely he will, but as long as he puts up a good fight and gets some good experience from the fight he will be alright.

Comment by Solitario on 08-20-2012

[QUOTE=perfect jet;12438299]I know its easier said than done but.... I reckon you need to get to vasquez's body. Miguel boxed and toyed effirtlessly against lenny zappavigna ( beat him with a left jab basically) but if you watch that fight,…

Comment by Solitario on 08-20-2012

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;12438441]Bradley was also very green..Don't make it sound like Bradley was vet or something..They both were rookies...[/QUOTE] Bradley was an accomplished amateur and had several more years of experience under his belt as a pro. He had been seasoned gradually…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 08-20-2012

[QUOTE=Solitario;12437794]Vazquez was also much greener when he fought Bradley. He was only 20 years old at the time and had a year and a half of experience as a pro.[/QUOTE] Bradley was also very green..Don't make it sound like Bradley…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses HBO Deal, Canelo-Golovkin Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller vs. TBA on November 11 Dorticos: Once I Landed, I Knew it Was Over - I Want Gassiev! Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Daniel Jacobs: I'm Truly Excited To Join HBO and Matchroom! Romero Duno, Abraham Lopez Get Wins on Linares-Campbell Keith Tapia Drops, Decisions Lateef Kayode in WBSS Reserve Bout Nonito Donaire Dominates Ruben Hernandez, Wins WBC Silver Fury's Promoter: Decision For Parker Was "Absolutely Disgusting" Daniel Jacobs Signs Multi-Fight Agreements With HBO, Eddie Hearn Joseph Parker Retains, Wins Majority Decision Over Hughie Fury Carl Frampton To Sign Deal With Frank Warren? Josh Wale Retains British As Murray Beats Fagan, Kelly Wins Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Badou Jack Vacates WBA Title, Bivol Purse Bid is Canceled Dickinson, Safa and Cullen Get Wins On Fury-Parker Card McDonagh Outpoints Singleton At Manchester Arena Parker: UK is Where The Heavyweight Scene Is, I Want To Be in It
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement