Tough match for Gesta but it's a win win situation for him. His stock will rise higher even if he loses as long as he gives Marquez a competitive fight. Let's get it on.
Don't feed Gesta to the wolves. He has a potential to be a very good boxer, but he has to work harder up the ladder. It is not wise to take too much risk now. He needs to mature as a fighter, gain experience, discover his style, broaden his repertoire and follow the road map to his champioship goal. Marquez will defeat him, no doubt, it will damage the potential marketability of Gesta. The first defeat of a boxer will have far reaching psychological impact on him which most if not all succumb to and have great difficulty in overcoming its ill effects.
Because boxing is primarily a business proposition, Marquez will not risk it with Gesta and imperil the former's desire to meet Pacquiao for the fourth time and collect hefty purse that goes with that elite fight, unless Gesta is willing to take the fight as a sparring session with a caveat that he has to hand it to Marquez in the end. He may even collect more moolah by doing a Likar Ramos act. This is not what Pinoy fans want, in fact we vehemently object to this practice by managers and promoters of our boxers wherein they cash in immediately without thinking of the boxer's welfare. We never want it with all our fighters although this is generally what is happening in the Philippine boxing scene. Gesta has the potential because he has the technique, what he lacks is the killer instinct that only a good coach could develop in him. He has to have that killer instinct to instill fear among his would be opponents. A boxer wins fights merely by eliciting fear to his opponent who becomes confuse or surrender the fight out of fear.
Good post bro.pranzer.But when Pacquiao was matched against Barrera
the first time,wasn't he fed to a wolf ? Gesta could be a huge underdog
against JMM but his style will pose problems to JMM.In this kind of
situation,boxing stars are born and Gesta should grab this chance of a
lifetime.But i doubt if JMM will agree to this fight-high risk and low
reward.Only Pacquiao is in his mind whether he's sleeping,eating,
travelling,romancing his wife,peeing,etc.It's Pacquiao ! Only Pacquiao!!!!