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San Diego based Filipino Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta gets up from 3rd round knockdown to outpoint Mexican Gilberto Gonzalez at Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Former world title challenger and former WBO-NABO Youth lightweigt champ, 31 year-old Gesta (30-1-2,16) outpointed Mexican Gonzalez in their 10 round lightweight non-title bout. Scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 96-93 all in favor for Filipino southpaw. Gesta was down in third round by hard hitting Gonzalez (26-4, 22 KOs) but Gesta got up strong and controlled most of the round by throwing jabs and good footwork.