Gesta bags decision victory over Mendoza
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 04, 2015 03:18 PM
Photo credit: Mercito Gesta Facebook page
Filipino lightweight boxer Mercito Gesta was able to pick up a unanimous decision victory over Miguel Angel Mendoza on Saturday, as part of the undercard for the light welterweight title showdown between Lucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol.
The Mandaue, Cebu native fought through ten hard rounds of boxing to be awarded with the decision verdict, with a tally of 97-92, 97-92, and 96-93. During the early moments of the fight, Mendoza scored a knock down over Gesta, although some spectators argue that it was merely a slip. Throughout the succeeding rounds, though, Mendoza’s punch output began to decrease, while Gesta was able to stay in the fight through effective counterpunching.
Mercito Gesta now improves to a record of 29-1-2, with 16 victories by knockout.