Gesta takes on Colombian in Rios undercard


Posted at Apr 03 2012 09:49 PM | Updated as of Apr 04 2012 05:49 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino lightweight prospect Mercito “Merciless” Gesta is scheduled to face Oscar Cuero of Colombia on April 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gesta, who is being prepared for a possible June fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, will be slugging it out against Cuero in the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Richard Abril bout.

The fight will be an 8-rounder, non-title bout.

Gesta, a native of Mandaue City, Cebu, hopes to impress fight fans in Las Vegas and clinch the Marquez fight.

Gesta remains unbeaten in 25 fights, while Cuero has a record of 15-7-1.

The Rios vs Abril card will be aired on Studio 23 on April 15 (Sunday) starting at 1:30 p.m.

There will also be a replay on Balls Channel on April 20 (Friday) starting 6:30 p.m.