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Vazquez-Gesta in Line as Pacquiao-Marquez Co-Feature

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum stated that undefeated Filipino southpaw Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta is being lined up for an IBF lightweight title fight against Miguel Vazquez on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 8.

Arum told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that Gesta is now in training and if Vazquez, who faces Marvin Quintero in a mandatory title defense on October 27, wins and suffers no cuts or injuries he'll defend his title against Gesta on the Pacquiao-Marquez IV card.

Arum said "people tell me that its not a difficult fight (for Vazquez) and if he wins that fight and comes out unscathed then he is scheduled to fight Gesta for the lightweight title on December 8. That would be the co-feature."

Arum said "its interesting that in each of the two fights its a Mexican against a Filipino."

At the same time the Too Rank promoter said he has an arrangement with Pacquiao that "he is entitled to put on the non-televised undercard, two slots. So whoever he selects we will put on and matchup."

Former two division world champion Gerry Penalosa earlier disclosed that his nephew Dodie Boy Penalosa and protege Michael Farenas would see action on the Pacquiao-Marquez card.

The 25 year old Vazquez has a record of 31-3  with 13 knockouts while Quintero has a record of 25-3 with 21 knockouts.

Vazquez won the vacant title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Ji-Hoon Kim of Korea on August 14, 2010 and has had three successful title defenses.

Gesta is coming off an impressive 9th round TKO of Tvay Barnett last August 3.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 10-13-2012

Good for the card I guess.... why would you do this to Filipino fans? 2 losses in one night?

Comment by bigcursedawg on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=lopez36;12600368]man thats too soon..basically after this fight which i think will be a tough one,he immediately has to go into training,no rest because the fight is on dec 8 and one month of training is very little for a new…

Comment by $mannyFresh on 10-13-2012

Solid fight. Not too happy about it being the co-feature because that suggests the rest of the card will have lesser fights, but I'll take it.

Comment by EdWins on 10-13-2012

not that a win over gesta will catapult vazquez into the limelight but to be a co feature on a pacquiao ppv is a nice perk. looking forward to it if it does happen.

Comment by wizard king on 10-13-2012

[[email protected];12600448]Oh no doubt, but Vazquez has a tendency of getting cought from time to time too relax and Quintero is a bum, but a bum with a powerful left hand.[/QUOTE] have u seen vazquez latest fight,vaquez is bigger sharper and…

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