Advertisement
Advertisement

Gesta Targeted for 7/18 Return in S.F. on Fox Sports 1

By Ryan Maquiñana

Mercito Gesta is slated to headline at the San Francisco Armory on July 18 against an opponent to be determined, promoter Don Chargin informed BoxingScene.com.

Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes would televise the card, which would be promoted by Chargin and Paco Presents in association with Golden Boy.

Gesta (27-1-1, 15 KOs), a former lightweight world title challenger from San Diego via Cebu, Philippines, returned to the ring after a two-year layoff in April, scoring a technical knockout of Edgar Riovalle. The bout will mark the Filipino's second fight reunited with Chargin, whom he left for Top Rank in 2011 before being dropped late last year.

"It's good to have Mercito back," Chargin said. "I think we can really build him back up to where he was."

Local prospect Jonathan Chicas is being considered for the co-feature, with Andy Vences and Ricardo Pinell also scheduled to appear on the undercard.

Chicas (13-1, 6 KOs), a junior welterweight from San Francisco, has won five consecutive fights after a shocking stoppage loss to Moris Rodriguez in 2012.

Vences (7-0, 3 KOs), a junior lightweight from nearby San Jose, stopped Dominic Coca in three rounds in a February clash that was also broadcast on FS1.

Junior middleweight Ricardo Pinell (8-1-1, 6 KOs), a two-time San Francisco Golden Gloves champion, could also see action.

Follow Ryan Maquiñana on Twitter @RMaq28 or email him at [email protected].

Tags: Mercito Gesta image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photo: Kell Brook Embraces VADA Testing For Golovkin Shot Amnat Ruenroeng Vows To Get Olympic Gold For His Family Photos: Andre Ward Cheers on Kevin Durant, Team USA Czar Glazkov Still Recovering, Return is Possible in November Video: Golovkin's Coach on Terence Crawford, Kell Brook, More Leo Santa Cruz: If Dad Didn't Get Better, I May Have Pulled Out Lucas Browne Enters WBC's VADA Drug Testing Program Frankie Gavin vs. Sam Eggington Looms For October Clash Luke Campbell Focused, Aims To Do a Job on Argenis Mendez Otto Wallin Faces Osborne Machimana on September 10th Liam Walsh to meet Andrey Klimov in IBF final eliminator Leo Santa Cruz Fearful Frampton Won’t Come To Fight Saturday Loeffler on GGG-Brook: The Best at 147 Facing The Best at 160 Bradley Warns: Crawford Can Win, But Pacquiao is NO Postol HBO Sports Head: We Want To Match The Best Fights Possible Olympic Boxers, Now Without Headgear, Worry About Cuts Dimitrenko Confident of Beating Parker, Derailing Joshua Fight Marlon Tapales Shocks Pungluang Sor Singyu, Wins WBO Belt Paul Smith Set For September Return, Won't Be on Liverpool Bill Abel Sanchez: Manny Pacquiao Should Fight Keith Thurman Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Gausha Presser Paulie Malignaggi’s Master Plan: This is Just Step One Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia Leo Santa Cruz Says Having Dad in NYC Brought Him To Tears Photos: Joseph Diaz, Nick Arce, Roy Tapia Putting in Work Gamboa's Coach: One or Two More, Then Bring on Lomacheneko! Ruben Villa Inks Promotional With Banner and Thompson HBO Sports Head: Chocolatito Has Gotta Perform With Cuadras Tapales Struggles To Make Weight For Sor Singyu WBO Title Fight Photos: Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz Face To Face in NYC WBC Prez on Crawford: One Voluntary, Then Mandatory Fight Jonathan Guzman Robbed of $70,000 Purse at The Airport Prince Naseem Backs Frampton To Get Job Done With Santa Cruz WBC Prez: Povetkin-Wilder Situation To Be Resolved Soon Noel Gevor vs. Mirko Larghetti on October 14 in Hamburg HBO Sports Hopeful of 3 Fights for Golovkin, Canelo in 2016
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement