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Mercito Gesta Dominates and Dazzles at The Blue Water

By Michael Marley

In a dazzling display of ring generalship and crisp, accurate punching, Mercito Getsa extended his pro ring record to 23-0-1 with a wide, 10 round decision over rugged Manuel Perez Saturday night at the Blue Water Hotel & Casino.

The lefthanded fighter from Cebu now advances to a main event fight at the Mnadalay Hotel in Las Vegas on Nov. 11, the night before Pinoy Idol Manny Pacquiao takes on Mexican archrrival Juan Manuel Marquez.

"Mercito needed the good work and Perez has a hard head," co-manager and trainer Vince Parra said after the bout literally held on the egde of the Colorado River.

Perez, who twice fought world champ Brandon Bam Bam Rios, dropped to 16-7-1.

"Rios is tough and hard to fight but this kid is better than Rios," Perez said after the bout.

In the co-feature, unbeaten super lightweight Jose Benavidez (13-0, 12 KOs) destroyed Dedrick Bell (6-10, 4 KOs) in the first round.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cyberspace on 09-28-2011

I would have liked to have seen this one.

Comment by Lineal Champ on 09-28-2011

[QUOTE=Maidana vs Rios;11220780]Dazzling Display? Nuthugging at its finest. :lol1: This was by no means a dazzling display. The decision could have credibly gone either way. The wide scores were a joke, Top Rank home cooking no doubt. Gesta fought like…

Comment by Maidana vs Rios on 09-28-2011

Dazzling Display? Nuthugging at its finest. :lol1: This was by no means a dazzling display. The decision could have credibly gone either way. The wide scores were a joke, Top Rank home cooking no doubt. Gesta fought like a posing…

Comment by delpilar on 09-18-2011

Gesta needs 6 fights inside a year until he gets to the top.

Comment by chiguy91 on 09-18-2011

damn, should've just watched this instead. hopefully it's still on the dvr, i'll watch it tomorrow. good stuff for gesta and benavidez though

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