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Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Moody Center, Austin, United States

Potential contest @ Super Lightweight
24-1-0
34-4-3

The tape

25
Age
36
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

NCKO 8KO 7KO 6UD 12
Form
KO 6SD 10UD 10TD 10KO 9
24
Wins
34
20
By KO
17
83
KO%
50
1
Losses
4
1
Stopped
2
0
Draws
3
2016
Debut
2003
112
Pro rounds
270

Current rankings @ Super Lightweight

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Ryan Garcia vs Mercito Gesta preview


When is Garcia vs Gesta?

Ryan Garcia could face Mercito Gesta in Autumn/Fall 2024 at Moody Center, 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 24 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Mercito Gesta would make his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws, with 17 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Garcia would have a massive power advantage over Gesta, boasting a 83% knockout percentage compared to Gesta's 50%.

Ryan Garcia is the younger man by 11 years, at 25 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 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 12 years and 7 months later than Gesta, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He has fought 158 fewer professional rounds, totaling 112 compared to Gesta's 270.

Garcia vs Gesta form

Garcia has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he Devin Haney on April 20, 2024, by technical decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Prior to that, he had beaten Oscar Duarte Jurado on December 2, 2023, by knockout in the 8th round at Toyota Center, Houston.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on April 22, 2023, by knockout in the 7th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Javier Fortuna on July 16, 2022, by knockout in the 6th round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.

He had beaten Emmanuel Tagoe on April 9, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.

Mercito Gesta has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to William Zepeda on September 16, 2023, by knockout in the 6th round at Commerce Casino, Commerce, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on March 18, 2023, by split decision in their 10 round contest at Walter Pyramid, Long Beach.

Going into that contest, he had won against Joel Diaz Jr on April 21, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

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

He had lost to Juan Antonio Rodriguez on March 21, 2019, by knockout in the 9th round at The Avalon, California.

Activity check

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

Ryan Garcia last fought 5 months and 11 days ago, while Mercito Gesta's last outing was 1 year and 15 days ago.

Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 22 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.

Gesta's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Garcia vs Gesta?

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