GESTA EYES ESCOBEDO OR RAMOS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Thu, 24 Feb 2011
Undefeated Filipino lightweight Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta, fresh from an easy 3rd round TKO demolition of veteran Genaro Trazancos in a rematch at the Longshoreman Hall in San Francisco last Friday is eyeing a fight against talented Vicente Escobedo (22-3, 14 KO’s) or undefeated Luis Ramos Jr (17-0, 8 KO’s) who both fight out of California.
Gesta’s co-manager and trainer Vince Parra told the Inquirer that Gesta plans to step up this year in a series of fights before hopefully getting a shot at Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios or possibly Michael Katsidis.
The Inquirer learned that Golden Boy Promotions would like the Filipino lightweight who has a record of 21-0-1 with 11 knockouts to face the 29 year old Escobedo who is scheduled to clash with Walter Estrada on March 4 in a fight Escobedo is expected to win.
Estrada, the 34 year old Colombian with a record of 38-13-1 with 25 knockouts was knocked out in one round by promising Filipino southpaw Michael Farenas, a protégé of former two division world champion Gerry Penalosa, on May 1, 2009.
Escobedo has faced some tough and talented opponents in his career dropping a ten round unanimous decision to Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero on November 6 last year after scoring a 3rd round TKO over vetera Carlos Urias on March 26.
Escobedo also lost by a split decision to Katsidis in an WBO lightweight interim title fight on September 19, 2009.
The undefeated 22 year old Ramos Jr is another promising prospect and Parra believes either Escobedo or Ramos would be fine with Gesta.
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