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Miguel Vazquez Outboxes Mercito Gesta, Retains Belt

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

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…

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