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Gesta's Trainer Feel Mercito Can Battle His Way Back

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Lightweight Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta who disappointed his fans when the previously undefeated Filipino southpaw lost a lopsided unanimous decision to IBF champion Miguel Vazquez of Mexico at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last December 8 can make a comeback.

Gesta’s trainer and co-manager Vince Parra told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard “He is a young man, very talented. It’s not going to be an easy road back. I feel disappointed. I told Mercito ‘you are going to have to work your way back’ but expressed confidence that the 25 year old “ is quite capable of doing that.”

Parra said “He needs to get his mind in the right place and we’ll get back to work”.

The trainer disclosed that Gesta who is on vacation and was himself upset over his performance against Vazquez, “needs to step back and reflect and he likes to get away from boxing, not long I think.”

Parra who was with Gesta and his parents during an eight week training stint including a long spell at Big Bear in California admitted he was “shocked” over his showing against Vazquez and said “only he knows how he feels but he’s got a lot of thinking to do and he lost his focus.”

Parra added “I think a lot of the concerns –things that I thought he was able to handle – things got the best of him a little bit. He needs the time to regain his hunger. He didn’t show a lot of hunger and he needs to take a step back and that’s what I’m doing.”

While pointing out that Gesta  “thrives better when the fight is brought to him” which Vazquez who fought a smart fight didn’t do, Parra conceded they were “taking a chance because it was something he (Gesta) pushed for.”

Despite the lopsided loss, Parra believes “it was a winnable fight. Its not the fact that he lost because Vazquez is a tough guy but its the manner in which he lost – a lot of people were wondering and even me.”

Parra surmised “I think there are some personal things he needs to work out. This is his job and I’m sure he’s working things out with his parents . He had a hard 8 week camp so he needs to reflect now and we’ll see how he reacts and comes back.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bango18 on 01-11-2013

and to think this guy was calling JMM. TOO FUNNY

Comment by The_Demon on 01-09-2013

Gesta is nothing special and never will be,if he had simply been blown out ala Kirkland style then it might not tell us as much,but he got exposed for the limited fighter he is.simple as that

Comment by puga on 01-09-2013

gesta will always be garbage

Comment by solo20 on 01-09-2013

Gesta the next Pac man waha the guy is a joke .The guy got out class

Comment by r__mutt on 01-09-2013

Fact is, he didn't even have to beat Vasquez to gain some recognition; all he had to do was show SOME account for himself, put up a good fight and make it competitive. Farenas managed to do that against Gamboa…

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