Two Filipino boxers have fought today as undercards of WBC Championship fight between champion Miguel Berchelt and challenger Takashi Miura in Forum, LA.
- Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta(31-1-2,17) a native of Cebu and now residing in San Diego California scored knock out win at the opening of eight round over Mexican Martin Honorio(33-10-1). The first round was uneventful, both boxers were finding their range. Gesta was connecting right punches to Honorio in second and third round while Honorio tried to counter Gesta but didn't connect. Gesta scored one knockdown in 4th and seems to control the fight. 7th round was the best round for Honorio connecting some good punches but Gesta didn't allow him get a second chance win. In the opening seconds of round 8 Gesta hurt the Mexican by connecting combinations , the referee steps in to stop the fight at 0:18 seconds of 8th round.
Super featherweight contender Recky "Terror" Dulay (10-2) climbed up in lightweigh to face previously unbeaten Panamian prospect Jaime Arboleda (10-1). Dulay scored a shocking third round knockout when he countered Panamanian with a right cross that sent Arboleda face first to the canvass. The referee step in to stop the fight.