Saturday 21st January 2023
Potentially

Moody Center, Austin, United States

Potential contest @ Super Lightweight
23-0-0
33-3-3

The tape

24
Age
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

KO 6UD 12TKO 7KO 1KO 1
Form
UD 10TD 10KO 9MD 10UD 12
23
Wins
33
19
By KO
17
83
KO%
52
0
Losses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
3
2016
Debut
2003
85
Pro rounds
254

Current rankings @ Super Lightweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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7
WBC
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WBO
-
-
IBF
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Ryan Garcia vs Mercito Gesta preview

When is Garcia vs Gesta?

Ryan Garcia could face Mercito Gesta in Saturday 21st January 2023 at Moody Center in Austin.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).

Garcia vs Gesta stats

Ryan Garcia would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Mercito Gesta would make his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Garcia would have a massive power advantage over Gesta, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Gesta's 52%.

Ryan Garcia is the older man by 24 years, at 24 years old.

Garcia has a height advantage of 3 inches over Gesta. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Ryan Garcia fights out of the orthodox stance, while Mercito Gesta is a southpaw.

Garcia is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 12 year and 7 months later than Gesta, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He has fought 169 less professional rounds, 85 to Gesta's 254.

Ryan Garcia goes into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC at super lightweight.

Garcia vs Gesta form

Garcia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Javier Fortuna on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 6th round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Emmanuel Tagoe on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had won against Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.

Before that, he had beat Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.

He had defeated Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Mercito Gesta has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Joel Diaz Jr on 21st April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had drawn with Carlos Morales on 14th November 2019 by technical draw in their 10 round contest at Belasco Theater, California.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Juan Antonio Rodriguez on 21st March 2019 by knockout in the 9th round at The Avalon, California.

Before that, he had won against Robert Manzanarez on 14th June 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.

He had lost to Jorge Linares on 27th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Ryan Garcia has been fighting more than Mercito Gesta.

Ryan Garcia last fought 6 months and 21 days ago, while Mercito Gesta's last outing was 9 months and 16 days ago.

Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.

Gesta's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

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