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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:13 am 

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Gesta Close to Title Shot

Mercito “No Mercy”Gesta (28-1-1 15KOs) showed off every bit of the superstar ability observers saw in him in 2012 when he was challenging for the Miguel Vasquez title as he stopped Luis “El Vampiro”Arceo (28-13-4 18KOs). Gesta displayed accurate punching and variety of uppercuts to the body and to the face of Arceo, who appeared to potentially live up his nickname as he might not be human, with the amount of damage he withstood. In between the seventh and eighth round, the corner stopped the fight out of concern for the health of Arceo.

Arceo, who walked forward the whole fight, embodied a strategy of taking four punches to give a single shot. Arceo, who tried every trick in the book from trying to step on Arceo’s shoes to roughhouse antics in the ring , but nothing could stop the movement of Gesta, who simply was too fast and skilled for Arceo, who was game, but couldn’t sit down on any punches to get proper torque. An old boxing adage is that class shows overtime and after the fourth round, the fight began to show that Gesta is very close to the championship level as he did what he was supposed to do against the competition that he faced. Arceo never stopped pressuring Gesta, but ate violent combinations.

In the seventh, Gesta floored Arceo who barely made it out of the round and thus caused the fight to be ended. Gesta, who made it clear that his next fight is completely up to his promoter, has no problems with getting a title shot in his next fight. Looking at the landscape at lightweight, especially on the Golden Boy Promotions side, you really only have Omar Figueroa as well as the man he just lost to two years ago, Miguel Vazquez, both of whom need opposition, since the division is simply not that deep.

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