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Jorge Linares Defeats Mercito Gesta by UD

Jorge Linares:

“I didn’t really feel his power, though I hurt my hand in the fourth or
fifth round. I threw my right hand without really putting too much power
into it. I wasn’t touching him. There wasn’t a knockout because he was well

“Like I said to Oscar De La Hoya, I don’t want to mention names for my next
opponent. You know what’s nice? That people mention my name. That’s fine
that they mention my name, but let’s get them in the ring. Let them get in
the ring with me.”

Mercito Gesta:

“I fought against a world champion, and that was a great privilege,” said
Mercito Gesta. “He adjusted well to my style after the first couple of
rounds. Overall, I am proud of myself for taking this tough fight, and I
know me and coach Freddie Roach came in with the best game plan, we just
fell a little short.