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Mercito Gesta Hopes for Another Title Shot after Fight with Carlos Molina

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Despite losing to Miguel Vasquez in his first bid for a world title, Mercito Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) says he’ll be ready for another shot at a Lightweight title after he faces Carlos Molina (17-2-2, 7 KOs) next Thursday in a 10-round fight in the main event of a Fox Sports 1-televised card at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.

Gesta, 27, was born in the Philippines, but now calls San Diego, California his home. Gesta was undefeated before losing to Vasquez in 2012, but has scored two stoppage wins since then.

“After Carlos, I hope to get a title fight,” said Gesta at a media workout earlier this week.

“It depends on what happens on April 30 and what my promoter thinks is the best step for me,” said Gesta.

Molina, is a 29-year-old San Diego-based Lightweight, but has suffered two defeats since 2012, which both were at the 140-pound weight division–five pounds above his natural weight class.

Molina gave huge size advantages in his two losses, which were against Amir Khan in 2012 and against Adrien Broner in 2014.

Molina could be trouble for Gesta as he is undefeated in his natural weight class.

Nevertheless, Gesta is focused and confident.

“I am focused. I plan to listen to my trainers in the ring. That is the best way to get the win on April 30,” concluded Gesta.

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