Mercito Gesta Talks Jorge Linares Pre-Fight – Lightweight contender Mercito Gesta gets a shot at WBA world champion Jorge Linares this Saturday night at the Inglewood Forum and on HBO.
Gesta (31-1-2) has been focused on his second world title fight, training under the guidance of Freddie Roach. Gesta, who is from the Philippines, has called Southern California his home for several years as he pursues his boxing career. His lone career defeat came back in December of 2012 when he lost to Miguel Vasquez in a failed bid to take the IBF world lightweight title. Gesta has gone 5-0-1 since that loss to earn another title shot and certainly must feel that the second title fight was a long time coming. He enters Saturday’s action a major underdog against the all-world Linares.
In this latest TBC segment, Gesta talks to our “man on the scene” Marcelino Castillo about the upcoming fight with Linares. For more boxing talk on Saturday’s HBO main events check out “Lotierzo Breaks Down Matthysse vs Kiram and More.”
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