On July 18, 2014, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KO’s), a talented Filipino fighter who lives and trains out of San Diego physically dominated Mexican journeyman Luis Arceo (28-13-4, 6KO’s) on national television from the Longshoreman’s Hall in San Francisco. Gesta, who fought and won twice in 2014, is on the comeback trail after taking a tough defeat in 2012 against a very talented Miguel Vazquez (34-4-0, 13 KO’s), who secured the IBF World Lightweight title with the win.
Gesta would be the first to admit that he needed to take a step back after the loss and reevaluate his training regimen before getting back into the ring. In our interview with Gesta before the July bout against Arceo, the equally proud Filipino and San Diegan was in good spirits among family and friends, as he went through a tough media workout with his closest confidant . . . his father, Anecito Gesta, a world renowned fighter himself.
As Gesta told us, the loss against Vazquez was a blessing in disguise and afforded him an opportunity to revert back the old days of training with his father. The hard work and reinvented corner proved integral to Gesta’s performance in July and allowed him an opportunity to make another run at a title in 2015.
This past Friday, at Epic Fighting 27, a local amateur mixed martial arts show, our crew caught up with the always smiling Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta to talk training camp, health, his appreciation for mixed martial arts, what he hopes for in 2015 and finally, what the outcome of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri will be this Saturday.
TheFightVoice would like to thank Mercito Gesta, Team Gesta, Neil Macasadia and the family and friends.
In case you missed our article from July, please check it out here. https://thefightvoice.com/2014/07/16/back-to-basics-mercito-no-mercy-gesta/