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 Last update:  12/8/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Miguel Vazquez Outboxes Mercito Gesta, Retains Belt
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by Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (32-3, 13KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Mercito Gesta (26-1-1, 12KOs). The scores were 117-111, 119-109 and 118-110.

In the first half, Gesta was fighting down to the pace of Vazquez. He was following him around the ring, not throwing combinations and allowing the champion to box from a safe distance. Gesta started closing the gap in the second half of the fight and began to land hard combinations when he got in close. While he was able to close the gap, he wasn't active enough to take the rounds from the champion, who continued to box at a safe distance and a steady pace

Tags: Miguel Vazquez , Mercito Gesta , Vazquez-Gesta , Vazquez vs Gesta


 

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comment by prinzemanspopa, on 12-09-2012
Vazquez has one of the most appalling styles ever.He stinks out the joint regardless of who he's fighting.The guy has no power,one gear and absolutely no variation to his game. And Gesta should have had his entire purse deducted.

comment by newcastleking, on 12-09-2012
And people say Mexican fighters arent intelligent, last night Mexico shined.

comment by Ringlife, on 12-09-2012
I ll be one to admit that I don't like Vazquez boxing style. He does get the W every time he fights so whatever works for him. Gesta should have been looking at the Mares vs Moreno fight like the HBO crew was saying. The guy simply got out boxed.

comment by ElFiller, on 12-09-2012
This is hilarious! Noted he is a champ, but I can't stand watching this fool fight! Didn't Gesta want at JMM??

comment by lutenco, on 12-09-2012
It's very difficult to fight a style like this,VAZQUEZ deserves more credit and he can start to think about unification titles strating with BURNS;anyway his ankyard style will give a lot of trouble to the great BRONER IMO like DE LEON did(no matter PONCE is southpaw).

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