Mercito Gesta Edges Roberto Manzanarez With Majority Nod

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California - In a crossroads lightweight bout for the NABO title, Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (32-2-2, 17 KOs) won a close ten round majority decision over Roberto "Tito" Manzanarez (35-2, 28 KOs). The scores were 95-95, 96-94, 96-94.

Manzanarez was mostly doing his best to work from the outside, and using some of his advantages in height and reach, while Gesta was keeping things close, applying a lot of pressure and coming forward at all times.

Manzanarez suffered a cut around his right eye at the end of round five.

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While Gesta had the advantage in the first five rounds, it was Manzanarez who began to make adjustments and was frustrating Gesta at times when the sixth round started. Gesta was doing his best to cut off the ring in the final rounds, but the action was close when Manzanarez was remaining on the outside and boxing. Gesta almost never stopped punching and seemed to be landing the harder punches.

In the co-feature, a battle of undefeated prospects saw Manny "Chato" Robles III (16-0, 8 KOs) put away Edgar "Kid Neza" Valerio (13-1, 8 KOs) with a ninth round knockout to capture the vacant NABF featherweight title.

In the third round, Robles landed a counter left hook that immediately floored Valerio, who rose to his feet with renewed ferocity to even up the score.

Robles continued his dominance until the eighth round, where Valerio landed a perfectly-timed right hook that stunned and wobbled Robles. After taking a round to recover, Robles landed a right hand that dropped Valerio, which he followed with a fight-finishing flurry to end matters in the ninth round.

Herbert "Ace" Acevedo (15-2, 6 KOs), the latest prospect to join the Westside Boxing Club stable, scored a six-round unanimous decision victory against David Thomas (6-3-1, 2 KOs) of Orange, Texas in a super lightweight bout. Acevedo, a native of Garden City, Kansas, dominated Thomas in every round in a battle of toe-to-toe action.

Luis Feliciano (7-0, 4 KOs) of Utuado, Puerto Rico scored a fourth-round technical knockout victory against Daniel Montoya (11-7, 8 KOs) of Tamauliopas, Mexico in a super lightweight battle initially scheduled for eight rounds.
Luis Arcon (2-0, 2 KOs), a Venezuelan prospect who currently resides in Indio, Calif., scored a technical knockout victory against Ricardo Fernandez (3-9-4) of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico at the end of the second round of a scheduled four-round super lightweight battle. Arcon dominated Fernandez from the opening bell, dropping him in the first round and punishing him so badly in second round that the corner was forced to call a halt to the fight before the third round could begin.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jackson8 on 06-16-2018

I like the fact that Gesta stays busy but I wouldn't want to see him in with any elite fighters.

Comment by Cybervato74 on 06-16-2018

Through the awesomeness of my wife I was able to attend this event in person. The Gesta fight was pretty disappointing as well as sloppy after Robles put down Velario. One of the best bouts of the evening was the…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 06-15-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18863533]About $28, which means a solid amount of beer for this weekends fights :biggthump[/QUOTE] :friday::beerchug: [url][/url] errol spence thread

Comment by BigZ44 on 06-15-2018

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;18863519]how much did you pocket off that 20?[/QUOTE] About $28, which means a solid amount of beer for this weekends fights :biggthump

Comment by bigjavi973 on 06-15-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18862630]Super close MD for Gesta, thanks judges. I'd be interested in seeing Gesta against Diego Magdaleno or Denis Shafikov[/QUOTE] how much did you pocket off that 20?

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