David Avila Talks to Mercito Gesta – Lightweight stud Mercito Gesta was in L.A. this past week for press conferences around his January 27th fight with WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares.
Gesta enters the fight with a 31-1-2 overall record against the all-world Linares and to prepare for this fight, Gesta has engaged the services of Freddie Roach and his Wildcard Gym. Perhaps bringing an interesting twist to the match-up is the fact that Roach was the trainer for the well-traveled Linares a few years back. Gesta’s lone career loss came back in December of 2012 when he fell to IBF world titlist Miguel Vasquez. That fight saw him stretch Vasquez the full twelve rounds and he has gone 5-0-1 since then to earn a second world title shot.
Gesta, who now lives in southern California, attended Tuesday’s press conference in L.A. Jorge Linares did not attend.