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Mercito Gesta gets back in win column with 8th round TKO victory



Last night at the “Ringside at Del Mar” show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (27-1, 15 KOs) defeated Mexico’s Edgar “Basuras” Riovalle (37-18-2, 26 KOs) by way of an 8-round TKO. The event, which sold over 1200 tickets, was brought to you by Paco Presents in association with A&T Gym, Don Chargin, and San Diego-based Barron Entertainment.

Gesta looked fast as he marched his way back into the win column. The bout was stopped at the 2:13 mark of round 8. With the victory, Gesta will look to get back into title contention.

“I’m happy with my performance,” said Gesta. “I wanted to get the victory by any means and I took him out of there. I was a little rusty but I shook that rust off last night. I know if I continue to work hard I’ll get back on top. My goal is to work my way back into another world title shot. I want to thank all my fans who came out to support me.”

Undercard results:

Ruiz UD4 Venegas

Smalls UD4 Haigood

Ramos UD4 Silva

Ceballos TKO3 Reynolds 2:21

Hood SD4 Gesta (38-37, 38-36, 38-36)

The “Ringside at Del Mar” live boxing event was sponsored in part by 7UP, Joel Diaz Training Camp, El Latino Newspaper, 2014 Fab Fair, Rincon del Mar Restaurant, Virtual Tax Solutions, Cotixan Mexican Food, Mi Familia Market, Elite Pro Fit, and MyAttorney911.