Ryan Songalia

Gesta may return on Rios-Gamboa undercard

Highly touted lightweight prospect Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta may return on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Yuriorkis Gamboa WBA lightweight title matchup on April 14 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., according to Gesta’s trainer/manager Vincent Parra.

Gesta (24-0, 12 KOs), of San Diego, Calif. by way of Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines, would probably face another tune-up opponent, said Parra, but Parra says the plan that promoter Bob Arum has lined up for him after that in the Summer “will take everybody by surprise.”

Gesta and Rios have gone back and forth in the media, calling each other out for a fight that never materialized but Parra says the plan isn’t to face the Mexican-American should he win.

“It’s not Rios. Bigger.”

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