Mercito Gesta – Miguel Vasquez title fight likely to take place on November 10th Pacquiao card
Filipino boxing fans will possibly be treated to a double delight on November 10, 2012. The date has been highly anticipated by Filipino boxing and general boxing fans worldwide because it is when boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao makes his return to the ring for the second and last time this year.
But it looks like the big November 10th boxing card will also feature another Filipino star.
Undefeated lightweight contender Mercito Gesta is being considered to be featured in that card that is most likely to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 26-0 Gesta who scored an impressive 9th round stoppage of American Ty Barnett in his last outing last August 3 at the Texas Station Casino Resort, also in Las Vegas, is most likely to get his much desired title shot against IBF lightweight champion, Miguel Vasquez (31-3) of Mexico.
Gesta’s manager and trainer, Vincent Parra told Philboxing.com that this fighter Mercito Gesta “wants Vasquez on that card so badly!”
“I’m working on it with Top Rank. I talked to Bob Arum after the Barnett fight and he wants Mercito to fight Vasquez next,” Parra told this writer.
“We are just waiting for Bob to tell us it’s confirmed,” he added.
Parra said that they are already making plans for a vigorous training camp that will most likely take place at Big Bear Lake in California. Big Bear has been a favorite training ground of fighters such as Oscar Dela Hoya and Shane Mosley to name a few because of its seclusion and high altitude. In fact, Mosley is letting Team Gesta use his gym in the popular Californian resort destination if the fight with Vasquez pushes through.
“We are thankful for his (Mosley) support. He gives us good advice,” Parra mentioned.
Mercito Gesta is equally excited as well about the fight. The Mandaue City born fighter admits that this will be his biggest fight and challenge to date.
“Kung sakaling matuloy ito, ang saya ko! Iyun na! Mangyayari na rin yung pinapangarap kong title fight (If this happens, I will be very happy. This is it! My dreams of a title fight will finally take place),” said the 25 year old Gesta.
“I wanted this so bad! I wanted this so bad!” Gesta exclaimed.
“I have been dreaming of this title fight since I was like 15 and now finally it’s here and hopefully in the undercard of that big fight,” Gesta expressed. “I am excited!”
Gesta was once high on the list to fight former Pacquiao foe, Juan Manuel Marquez earlier this year but plans for that fight did not go to fruition. Marquez is one of three candidates being considered to fight Pacquiao on the November 10th main event.