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Linares: Gesta Has Never Been at This Level, He'll Find Out

World Boxing Council Diamond/World Boxing Association lightweight world champion, Jorge Linares (43-3, 27 KOs), will make his second consecutive presentation at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on January 27th, fighting Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (31-1-2, 17 knockouts).

"I`ve  travelled far and wide, all over the world to win and to defend my titles, and I'm looking forward to keep winning in the  United States," said Jorge Linares, who`s recently defeated  Anthony "Million Dollar "Crolla, Kevin" Mighty "Mitchell and Luke Campbell.

"I know that Gesta has speed and power, but he has not been at this level before, and on January 27 he will realize just what it`s like, to face a true world champion."

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Gesta, the 30-year-old Filipino fighter, who has won his last six bouts, defeating a strong line up including:  Gilberto "Flaco" González and top contender Martín "Brushes" Honorio.

Linares was in action back in in September when he walked away with a split decision victory against the English southpaw "Cool Hand" Luke Campbell
(17-2, 14 KOs) at Los Angeles' "Fabulous" Forum.

Linares dropped Campbell in the second round with a hard right hand and engaged in explosive exchanges in each round to win with scores of 115-112 and 114-113, while one judge scored the fight 115-113 for Campbell.

IN OTHER NEWS: Undefeated World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion, Rey Vargas, will face Colombian Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete this Saturday, December 2nd in the cathedral of Boxing,  Madison Square Garden, New York.

Both fighters passed their pre-fight weigh-ins at the 30 day and 7 day marks, as well as the medical exams required by the WBC, However, Negrete must still present his blood tests. Given the professionalism of this fighter and his team, the WBC has no doubt that he will facilitate this as soon as possible.

The sanctioning body credits the work of William Boodhoo, who is responsible for following up on all of these requirements.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by filup79 on 11-29-2017

Garbage fight but what can you expect from GB and Linares when they expected 50/50 against Mikey. Both GB and Linares know they aren't a bigger draw than Mikey. There's a reason why GB allows Linares to fight over seas…

Comment by Evil_Meat on 11-29-2017

[QUOTE=Corelone;18257928]It's the feet. Gesta is a plodder.[/QUOTE] I still can't believe that some people on this forum were hyping him before the Vasquez fight.

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 11-29-2017

Miguel Vasquez boxed circles around Gesta. I imagine Linares will do the same thing.

Comment by Corelone on 11-29-2017

[QUOTE=HIGHNESS;18256287]Gesta ain't slow, but his speed and skill won't be enough for Linares. I don't even see how he got this shot, he's ranked 24 on boxrec against the #2 Lightweight Linares. But I'm still hoping for a Chocolatito vs…

Comment by HIGHNESS on 11-29-2017

[QUOTE=Corelone;18256099]Gesta is slow, but durable and Linares is good, but frail. Linares by bloody whatever.[/QUOTE] Gesta ain't slow, but his speed and skill won't be enough for Linares. I don't even see how he got this shot, he's ranked 24…

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