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Gesta, Orozco, Molina media day quotes

Photos: Hoganphotos / GBP

Photos: Hoganphotos / GBP

On Monday afternoon, Mercito Gesta, Carlos Molina and Antonio Orozco took part in a media day workout in San Diego, as they prepare for their upcoming fights.

Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) faces Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) in the main event of the April 30 card at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California and both fighters had plenty to say.

“What I am looking forward to most on April 30? Food! I’m hungry! Kidding!” joked Gesta.

“I am focused. I plan to listen to my trainers in the ring. That is the best way to get the win on April 30. 

“I have been training for two months, and I feel comfortable with what we have accomplished.  I did some sparring in Los Angeles. I feel very confident,” said Gesta.

Gesta has won two straight bouts via TKO since his lone defeat to Miguel Vazquez in 2012, where he challenged for the IBF lightweight belt.

“After Carlos, I hope to get a title fight. It depends on what happens on April 30 and what my promoter thinks is the best step for me.”


As for Molina, he his looking to rebound from his two-fight losing streak after going unbeaten before defeats to Amir Khan and Adrien Broner.

“Gesta is a fast fighter, a southpaw, but once I let my hands fly he will feel that non-stop pressure, I will overwhelm him,” said Molina.

“We always work on strength, but I need to be myself in the ring.  I am someone who is elusive in the ring, a boxer-puncher.  I need to go in and have fun, all my training sessions have been like that.”

Should Molina get back on the winning side, he says he’d like to challenge Jorge Linares in the near future.

“I want to fight the best out there, and the best 135 pounder would be Jorge Linares. I want to see him in the ring.”


Meanwhile, Orozco has his own bout scheduled on a separate card on May 15 in Phoenix, when he takes on Emmanuel Taylor.

“Training was extended about a month, which has given us more time to be ready,” said Orozco.

“I know my opponent is quick; he is an effective counter puncher.  I know that I need to keep up with him and be a smart fighter.  I have to make sure to move my feet and have a good defense.

“After May 15, I plan to spend time with my family. In regards to boxing, I hope I can put myself in a position to be ranked higher and get a shot a title soon.”

Gesta vs. Molina will air on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

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