Ernesto Mercado: “I’m Here To Force These Entitled Fighters Into Fights”

Tito Mercado Names Keyshawn Davis and Shakur Stevenson as Targets!

Ernesto Mercado wants fights with Keyshawn Davis and Shakur Stevenson
(clockwise from left) Ernesto Mercado, Keyshawn Davis, Shakur Stevenson | Credit: Mario Serrano, Roger Steinman/AP, Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Ernesto Mercado Seeking Regional Title and Big Names at Lightweight

The future of the lightweight division and surging undefeated prospect, Ernesto “Tito” Mercado (6-0, 6 KOs), returns on August 25, 2022, at The Hangar at the OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, California. The card will be promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, and Mercado’s opponent will be named on a later date. The decorated amateur from of Pomona, California has over a hundred wins in the amateurs and numerous national titles.

“I stopped my last opponent in the same number of rounds as Keyshawn Davis did, but mine was more impressive, now I am going to continue being the most feared lightweight when I fight on August 25th. I am tired of all these entitled fighters, people who don’t want to fight, just talk. I am here to force these guys into these fights, and to bring the pride back into boxing. I am here to expose all of them.”

Ernesto Mercado

In Mercado’s last fight, which he referenced, knocked out Jose Zaragoza in two rounds. 2020 Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis knocked out Zaragoza in the same duration on a televised ESPN bout, but Mercado did it in more impressive fashion.

“I want all the big fighters, Keyshawn Davis and especially Shakur Stevenson, I see flaws in all of them. I am hoping I can go longer than two rounds in this upcoming fight, but honestly I doubt it. At this level, these guys won’t be able to handle my power. I am just glad for the opportunity and the chance to entertain my fans.”

Ernesto Mercado

In Mercado’s seventh pro fight, he is already stepping up to 8-round bouts, as he has hopes of fighting for a regional title by the end of the year. 

“I want the best opponents possible, so naturally now I am fighting in eight-round bouts, because I need to be tested. I have a very good team with my father and I know that I will be in the best position possible moving forward. I’m hungry to show the world my talent and I’m working my way toward fighting for a regional title by the end of this year.”

Ernesto Mercado

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