This coming Thursday night/Friday morning fans will get the chance to see exciting Filipino Mercito Gesta (28-1-1, 16) take on American fighter Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7) in a very interesting looking 10 rounder that both men will see as "must win" bout. The contest will be the man event of a Golden Boy Promotions televised card from California and will be aired on Fox Sports 1 as Golden Boy continue their run of shows on the channel.
On paper the bout really is a fantastic one between the once hotly tipped Gesta and Molina, who has only been beaten by world class fighters in the form of Amir Khan and Adrien Broner.
Although the bout looks really interesting to us there is a clear edge to Gesta who appears to have really found a new level since linking up with Golden Boy last year and scoring back-to-back stoppages. It seems like those recent performances have impressed the British bookies who have priced him as a 1/3 favourite to beat Molina and join Khan and Broner. Molina on the other hand is best priced at 5/2, with the draw currently available at 22/1
Whilst the bout isn't the biggest bout of the week it is a really interesting one and those odds suggest that it's going to be competitive to say the least.
(Image courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions)
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