Boxing News - Latest Headlines


Gesta wants fight with Brandon Rios

By Chris Williams: Fringe lightweight contender Mercito Gesta (22-0-1, 12 KO’s) reportedly badly wants a fight against WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (28-0-1, 21 KO’s) is really hoping that Rios will give him a shot. However, Rios rightly do isn’t even slightly interested in wasting time fighting Gesta and I can’t blame him.

Gesta is a complete unknown in the United States among the casual boxing fans, and he’s been looking very, very ordinary in his eight years as pro despite being matched against pretty much C level opposition each time out. This would be a terrible slaughter and hardly worth Rio’s time to fight the slow-handed, slow-footed defensively poor Gesta.


I’ve seen a number of Gesta’s fights and his movements are like someone caught in a huge sheet of flypaper and god his hand speed just terrible. He punch, but so what. His hand speed is just too slow. Gesta needs to fight his way into a title shot like Rios did to get his fight. If Gesta wants a fight against Rios, he needs to take on and beat guys like Anthony Peterson, Miguel Acosta, Jorge Luis Teron and Urbano Antillon.

I see Gesta losing to all of those fighters. He’s just too slow. I like the way that he’s being hyped as if he’s the real deal, but I don’t any talent there other than a little power. It’s going to be a sad day when Gesta finally steps it up against a B level fighter and gets exposed. I’m not even talking A level, because he’ll clearly lose to them. I’m talking B level. That would be a huge step up for for Gesta and I see him failing. But to have Gesta go from the C level guys he’s been facing to getting a title shot against Rios wouldn’t be right. Gesta has to earn the shot.

Comments are closed.

Subscribe
Search

The views expressed in all articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of BoxingNews24 or its affiliates.

Facebook Button Twitter Button Twitter Button

Privacy Statement l  Back to top of page l Cookies Policy l Boxing Resources l Contact Us