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Mercito Gesta wins regional lightweight title

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:53 PM June 15, 2018

Mercito Gesta is back on the winning track after beating American Roberto Manzanarez via majority decision, 95-95, 96-94, 96-94, at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

After losing in his first and only World title fight against Jorge Linares last January, Gesta (32-2-2) captured the North American Boxing Organization’s, one of the WBO’s regional bodies, lightweight title.

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Gesta, who stands at 5-foot-7 managed to overcome the 6-foot Manzanarez’ height advantage and was the aggressor in the first five rounds.

Manzanarez eventually suffered a cut around his right eye at the end of the fifth round.

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Gesta’s momentum slowed down in the last five rounds after Manzanarez adjusted and used his reach advantage against the Filipino.

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