Mercito-Gesta filipino bixing journal.com_This weekend is all about he Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr “fight of the century”, but 5DIMES has posted lines for boxing schedule to air on Thursday night April 30th in the United States. At the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, Fox Sports 1 carries a Golden Boy promoted boxing card headlines by Mercito Gesta (28-1-1) taking on Carlos Molina (178-2-1) in a scheduled 10 round bout at Super Lightweight. Gesta (-320) has opened as the favorite for this bout, with the comeback on Molina at(+260). There is no over/under posted for this bout. Molina has lost two fights in a row, but the losses are to Amor Khan and Adrien Broner, both of whom are considered among the top fighters in the weight class. For Gesta, his lone loss came back in December of 2012, when he lost to Miguel Vasquez in a bid to win the IBF World Lightweight title. After that loss, he took all of 2013 off, returning for two fights in 2014. He notched stoppage wins in both of those fights, but the opponents do not compare with Molina’s recent level of competition. The rest of the live card has six fights total scheduled, and it is unclear which of the other fights may air on the Fox Sports 1 broadcast. Meanwhile, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada Mayweather Promotions is producing a seven-fight boxing card that is going to have the featrure fights air on ESPN2. Headlining the event is veteran Super Welterweight Ishe Smith (26-7) taking on Cecil McCalla. The line sees Smith favored at (-145), with the comeback on McCalla returning at (+125). The ten rounder has an over/under of 9 ½, with the over paying (-600) and the under at (+450). The co-feature airing on ESPN2 is a ten rounder at Welterweight between Ashley Theophane (37-6-1) and Mahonri Montes (30-4-1). Montes is coming in the betting underdog, paying (+260), with Theophnae favored at (-320). The over/under is at 9½, with the over paying (-420) and the under at (+335). The card is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Leonard Ellerbe, so fighters Smith and Theophane are in showcase bouts on what is a big weekend for “The Money Team”. Nevertheless, for what boxing usually is in feature fights nowadays, the matchmaking seems competent, resulting in lines that are not absolutely astronomical. The over/under’s reveal your probably getting two fights that are going the distance. The full live event features seven fights in total.


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