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Filipino boxer Gesta victorious in return

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 03:56 PM April 02, 2017
FILE - (L-R) Mercito Gesta throws a left at Miguel Angel Vazquez during their IBF world lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

FILE – (L-R) Mercito Gesta throws a left at Miguel Angel Vazquez during their IBF world lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Filipino fighter Mercito Gesta had a triumphant return after outpointing Mexican Gilberto Gonzalez Sunday (Manila time) at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

Despite hitting the canvas in the third round, Gesta got the judges’ nod, pulling off a unanimous decision victory, 99-91, 98-92, 96-93.

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As per BoxingScene, Gesta controlled the fight from the fourth until the sixth rounds, and after trading shots in the seventh regained momentum in the final six minutes.

The fight was Gesta’s first fight in 18 months.

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