Mercito Gesta Returns To Ring In June
In his first fight since his January loss to Jorge Linares, Mercito Gesta returns to the ring on June 14th against Roberto Manzanarez.
Gesta and Manzanarez will be the main event of a Golden Boy Boxing event from Indio California, and is set to air on ESPN.
“I can’t wait to get back into the ring and put on a great show against Roberto Manzanarez,” said Gesta (31-2-2, 17 KO). ”Roberto is a young, tall, talented, and a hungry fighter with an outstanding fight record. I’ve been training hard with my dad, my team, and coach Freddie Roach, and come June 14, Robert and I will give the boxing fans a great fight!”
Manzanarez has not lost since his only professional loss in 2012 to Alejandro Barrera, and has amassed an impressive 15 fight win streak, with 11 coming by way of stoppage.
“This fight is very important for me,” said Manzanarez. ”All fights are important, but this one is the most important one because winning this fight will earn me more opportunities. I’m working on everything in the gym. I know the style of Mercito Gesta and I know that he’s fast. But I’m working very hard to win this fight.”