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Photos: Mercito Gesta Sparring Hard For Vazquez Shot

Article and photos by Chris Robinson

Mandaue City, Philippines native Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta is looking to leave no room for error heading into his Dec. 8 challenge of IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez.

Having ventured from his adopted hometown of San Diego, California, Gesta currently finds himself in the mountains of Big Bear, as he has staged his latest camp out of Abel Sanchez’s Summit Gym.

On Monday afternoon, Gesta could be found sparring eleven rounds, going two with his younger brother Anecito “Mockz” Gesta Jr., seven with talented junior lightweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (11-0, 10 KO’s), and two with former national amateur champion Aaron Garcia (10-3-2, 2 KO’s).

It was the work with Diaz that stood out the most for the 25-year old Gesta, as the two took turns picking their spots and landing cracking shots on one another. While neither man ever truly buckled, it was easy to spot just how crisp and thudding their blows were.

While Gesta had success with sharp counter shots, Diaz’s all-out aggression at the start of the fourth round resulted in several memorable exchanges.

Gesta-Vazquez takes place inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV televised pay per view undercard and judging by his work today, “No Mercy” will be in prime shape come fight night.


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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Phantomas on 11-14-2012

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12698433]Gesta is a very active pressure fighter who loves to chase. And he does not stop chasing. He also carries some real power behind some of his shots. Vazquez was getting hit more than we are used to seeing in…

Comment by TBear on 11-14-2012

Vazquez Jr. has a very difficult style and this will be a tough assignment for Gesta. I am looking forward to this.

Comment by ddangerous on 11-14-2012

[QUOTE=Phantomas;12698359]So he is gonna do what Canelo and Bradley couldn´t do at welterweight?, :nono: I think Gesta is gonna try to do what Quintero did but he is gonna fail miserably and after a few rounds he will go back…

Comment by Phantomas on 11-14-2012

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12697982]I got Mercito by KO in this one. I think he'll chase Vazquez for a while and eventually catch him in the 8th or 9th.[/QUOTE] So he is gonna do what Canelo and Bradley couldn´t do at welterweight?, :nono: I…

Comment by ddangerous on 11-14-2012

I got Mercito by KO in this one. I think he'll chase Vazquez for a while and eventually catch him in the 8th or 9th.

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