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Ryan Garcia vs Mercito Gesta preview
When is Garcia vs Gesta?
Ryan Garcia could face Mercito Gesta in Autumn/Fall 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 a record of 23 wins, 1 loss 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 34 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 50%.
Ryan Garcia is the younger man by 11 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 172 less professional rounds, 92 to Gesta's 264.
Ryan Garcia goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 8 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF at super lightweight.
Garcia vs Gesta form
Garcia has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 22nd April 2023 by knockout in the 7th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Javier Fortuna on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 6th round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had won against Emmanuel Tagoe on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Before that, he had beat Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
He had defeated Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.
Mercito Gesta has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 18th March 2023 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Joel Diaz Jr on 21st April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Carlos Morales on 14th November 2019 by technical draw in their 10 round contest at Belasco Theater, California.
Before that, he had been beaten by Juan Antonio Rodriguez on 21st March 2019 by knockout in the 9th round at The Avalon, California.
He had defeated Robert Manzanarez on 14th June 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
In terms of recent activity, Ryan Garcia has been fighting more than Mercito Gesta.
Ryan Garcia last fought 1 month and 14 days ago, while Mercito Gesta's last outing was 2 months and 18 days ago.
Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Gesta's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Garcia vs Gesta?
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