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Photos: Mercito Gesta, Roberto Manzanarez - Ready For Battle

Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (31-2-2, 17 KOs), the former world title challenger of Cebu, Philippines will battle 135-pound contender Roberto "Tito" Manzanarez (35-1, 28 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona in a 10-round fight for the NABO Lightweight Title in the main event of the June 14 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. 

Both fighters weighed in at 134.8-pounds.

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ESPN will air the fights beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights on Friday, June 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.

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Gesta, who now calls San Diego, Calif. his home, is a 30-year-old contender who has defeated quality opponents such as Gilberto "El Flaco" Gonzalez and Martin "El Brochas" Honorio.

The southpaw will return after his second world title opportunity, which was against WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine World Champion Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares, considered the very best lightweight in the world at the time. In his first shot at a title, Gesta fought Miguel "Titere" Vazquez for the IBF Lightweight World Championship. 

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Manzanarez is a solid contender who, though born in the United States, has spent most of his career fighting in Mexico. The 23-year-old pugilist has defeated former world champion Gamaliel "El Platano" Diaz and former world title contender Hector "Charro Negro" Gonzalez. Manzanarez is ready to make his name in the lightweight division in his first main event on ESPNand first attempt for a regional title. 

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The co-main event will feature an exciting battle between two undefeated Golden Boy Promotions prospects as Edgar "Kid Neza" Valerio (13-0, 8 KOs) takes on Manny "Chato" Robles III (15-0, 7 KOs) for the vacant NABF Featherweight Title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WesternChamp on 06-15-2018

[QUOTE=chico malo loc;18859942]mencito is going down! war tito![/QUOTE] say what again?

Comment by hectari on 06-14-2018

Gesta sucks, the guy has the explosive speed but doesn't use it at all he is garbage, I hope he retires and invests his money in real estate because he will never be champion with that style Did Roach dump…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=Nomar;18862098]Dam, did Gesta shrunk or did this dude grew 4-5 inches[/QUOTE] Boxrec has both guys listed at 5'7 no phukin way is that right lol

Comment by Nomar on 06-14-2018

Dam, did Gesta shrunk or did this dude grew 4-5 inches

Comment by bigdunny1 on 06-14-2018

Holy shyt Manzanarez looks massive next to Gesta. This is a real tough fight for Gesta coming off a loss. Crossroads for him he's good but has multiple shots at a title and came up short each time. He losses…

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