Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Team Gesta Hoping Miguel Vazquez Will Fight, Not Run

By Dennis "dSource" Guillermo

Unbeaten Filipino rising star Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (26-0-1, 14 KOs) is gearing up for his long-coveted world title fight on December 8 in the undercard of Pacquiao-Marquez 4 against tough and rugged Mexican Miguel Vazquez (32-3-0, 13 KOs) who is staking his IBF lightweight title.

The Cebuano is currently up in the mountains of Big Bear, California for some high-altitude training and sparring, in respect of the difficult task at hand.

"I think he's more difficult than other guys I fought," Gesta told me in an exclusive interview in recognition of the challenge Vazquez presents. "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.

But Vincent Parra of Team Gesta isn't the least bit concerned of Vazquez's running tactics. "We're ready for him to run. We're going to find him. We will corner him, and we will make him fight," said Parra, who is Gesta's co-trainer and co-manager. "If he doesn't want to fight, we will make him fight," he further stressed out.

Parra issued a challenge to the Vazquez camp to do their part in ensuring that their bout will be worthy of being shown on HBO, and reminded them that the only reason they are on the card is because of his ward.

"If it weren't for us, he wouldn't be on HBO again after the way he fought Marvin Quintero, straight up! He would not be getting this fight if not for Mercito Gesta," said Parra, and added, "if he thinks he's going to run again the way he did against Marvin Quintero and HBO's going to want him again, he's crazy!"

Asked if he is concerned about the potential crowd disadvantage on fight night when Mexican fans pack the MGM Grand, Parra insisted that he doesn't know too many Mexicans who are fans of Vazquez's style.

"I think Mexicans like Mercito's style because he comes to fight. I honestly think that the fans will be on our side on that night," said Parra.

He also believes that they will win over fans with Gesta's aggressive fighting style, on top of the fact that they have built a solid Mexican fan base from appearing on several Mexican boxing shows.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 11-08-2012

[QUOTE=jab2theballs;12670870]People boo Donaire as well but both get the job done.[/QUOTE]No, they are booing Donaire's opponent's inability to engage....huge difference.

Comment by DeadLikeMe on 11-08-2012

Gesta is crude and not very good. I don't get why he is getting any hype at all, I have seen nothing impressive at all from the few fights of his I have seen.

Comment by devildg on 11-08-2012

Pac-Marquez 4 had better be good because this fight is looking like sh*t

Comment by Fetta on 11-08-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;12670936]Vazquez ran like a [I]b[/I]itch. :nonono: I hate runners, you're in the wrong sport if you're too chicken [I]s[/I]hit to fight.[/QUOTE]you mean boxers who box in the sport of boxing

Comment by Maidana vs Rios on 11-08-2012

Both fighters are boring. Vazquez runs, but Gesta poses. Sh1t fight imo.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Fan Favorite Jose Ramirez Wants To Bring HBO Card To Fresno Zlaticanin: I Plan To Knock Mikey Garcia Out, He's Easy To Hit! Chavez Jr. Admits: If I Don't Beat Britsch - Then It's Time To Go! Photos: Billy Joe Saunders Looks Poor in Lackluster Akavov Win Billy Joe Saunders: I'll Do My Two Mandatories, Then a Big Fight Frank Warren Sees Bradley Skeete Going For World Title in 2017 Tony Bellew Hints That David Haye is Broke: His Life is in Turmoil! Julian Williams: I'm More Focused, I Definitely Went The Extra Mile Marcos Villasana Jr. Knocks Out Jorge Luis Rodriguez In Eight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Manager, I Hold All The Numbers! Johnny Navarrete Shocks Jorge Paez Jr. - Retirement Looms? Ed Brown is Fighting For His Life After Being Shot in The Head Saunders: I Called Out GGG, Now I'm Embarrassed By Performance Michael Conlan: McGregor Will Carry Irish Flag at My Pro Debut Photos: Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand For Joseph Parker Showdown Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov - CompuBox Punch Stats Freddie Roach Impressed: Murat Gassiev Was a Beast in There Murat Gassiev vs. Denis Lebedev - CompuBox Punch Stats Billy Joe Saunders Struggles in Decision Win Over Artur Akavov Lolenga Mock, Sherman Williams Win in Aarhus, Denmark Jack Catterall Outpoints Diego Luque, Retains Fringe WBO Regional Lebedev Wants a Rematch: I Thought I Won or it Was a Draw Paul Butler Beats Alexander Cazares, Targets Jamie McDonnell Kubrat Pulev Batters, Stops Samuel Peter in Four Rounds Murat Gassiev Drops, Decisions Lebedev With Split Nod For IBF Belt Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Julius Indongo Destroys Eduard Troyanovsky in One - HUGE Upset Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey - CompuBox Punch Stats Maxim Vlasov Blasts Rakhim Chakhkiev in Wild Shootout Marcos Villasana Jr. Looks To Continue His Run in Acapulco Frank Warren: Eubank Jr is All Talk, Won't Sign To Face Saunders Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE Results From Moscow Jessie Magdaleno: Manny Robles Should Be Trainer of The Year Jose Ramirez Ready To Travel, Challenge Ricky Burns in Scotland Juan Manuel Marquez Will Enter Camp in January, No Retirement Abel Sanchez To Saunders: Stop Talking, Call To Fight Golovkin Pazienza Understands Blackwell's Desire To Put Himself at Risk Frank Warren on Flanagan's Options, Saunders' Return, More Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson Looms For January 28 Bellew: McGegor Just Wants UFC Shares, Mayweather Drills Him
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement