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Mercito Gesta Takes Aim: I Want Adrien Broner Next!

by Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com caught up with undefeated lightweight Mercito Gesta (26-0-1) shortly after his 9th round knockout of Ty Barnett (19-3).

Gesta said that he is hoping to get a title shot. In his next fight and that he is gunning for former super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (24-0, 20KOs) who is moving up to the lightweight division for his next fight.

"I want Adrien Broner next," Gesta stated. "He is a good fighter. He is one of the best and I want to fight the best. So why not?  He says he's the best so he should fight me."

Gesta is promoted by Top Rank and Broner is promoted my Golden Boy which makes the match up very unlikely. When I reminded Gesta of that he said - "I will fight anybody. I want to fight for a title. It doesn't matter who it is against."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=New England;12402290]man, you dont like broner very much, lol. or canelo gesta turned pro in '03 the difference between gesta, and canelo and broner is the quality of the fighter. if they're getting a favorable push it's because of their…

Comment by New England on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12402261]Guess I'll have to enjoy watching him on FNF vs bums then. Not that Broner will be doing any better on HBO fighting the likes of Rodriguez and coke heads. :rofl:[/QUOTE] ponce, litzau (coming off of the cab win, who…

Comment by The Ban Stick on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=GambitLouise;12400421]NO. That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. And you people call pacfans stupid. You just took stupidity to a whole different level.:dead1:[/QUOTE] [COLOR="SeaGreen"]You better chill out calling people stupid, or you won't post here anymore.[/COLOR]

Comment by New England on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12402243]How many amateur fights Broner had? How many Gesta had? Yea, Gesta has to take the Canelo route and use pro fights as amateur 'experience'. Except he's fighting guys in their actual division.[/QUOTE] man, you dont like broner very much,…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;12402249]oh boo hoo. hes still a crappy fighter. hes been fighting for 10 years. if he didnt catch up by now, then its never gonna happen.[/QUOTE] Guess I'll have to enjoy watching him on FNF vs bums then. Not that…

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