Gesta talks about victory over Diaz

By Miguel Maravilla

Filipino lightweight Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (34-3-3, 17 KOs) from San Diego was victorious Saturday night in taking a unanimous decision over former world champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (32-4-1, 15 KOs) of South El Monte, California at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California. Here is what Mercito said about his victory:


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  • That’s two pretty nice wins for Gesta, if he gets another one he might position himself nicely for a shot at one of those titles once Haney splits them up. Zepeda would definitely qualify as “another one”.

  • Gesta has been around for a long time, when he fought Titere Vazquez in 2012 I thought he had a chance, but was completely outclassed. Since then he has been fighting low level competition, like a sort of gate keeper, being Jo Jo Diaz his best achievement thus far; I believe he has earned the right for a very decent payday, even though he would be a massive underdog against any of the top guys at 135.

    • Vazquez never got his credit, but he was probably THE best lightweight on the planet for a year or two at his best. He was an excellent fighter.

      • Very difficult fighter when he was on his primes, not much power, but a ton of skills

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