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Mercito Gesta knows opponent Honorio not to be overlooked



San Diego-based Mercito Gesta’s next opponent may be on a losing streak, but he knows that it is not a reason for him to be complacent.

“Every boxer knows that coming into this sport, you will fight an opponent that has some type of record,” Gesta, 27, said of Martin Honorio. “I focus on the task at hand which is to train hard and give 100%”

Honorio (32-9-1) is coming from a 14-month layoff since losing to Antonio Orozco in Del Mar, Califoria. The Iztapalapa, Mexico-born pugilist currently is on a three fight skid, with his last win dating back in against Thai boxer Fahsai Sakkreerin in Ynares Sports Arena, Philippines.

But Gesta knows that the lanky “El Brochas” has the tools to knock people out with half of his wins came via KOs in additional to the reach advantage which is why he and his team are leaving no stone unturned in preparation for this fight.

“My camp has been studying and watching Honorio and we definitely have a plan for this upcoming fight. Like in all of my preparations, training has been very focused, precise and driven towards what we want accomplished in the ring.”

And when push comes to shove against the gritty Mexican on October 3, he is confident that he could pull of a victory. He said that he is drawing strength from the Filipinos who continually support him.

“My next opponent will obviously not be the same fight style as [Carlos] Molina. My fight plan will adjust. With every fight there is always something to gain.”

“Maraming salamat po as I can feel your support and prayers. I have been given a talent and I promise to always give my best for my country and for all of those around the world that appreciate and love the sport of boxing”

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