MANILA, Philippines – Filipino lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta is one step closer to getting a world title shot after his victory over veteran boxer Oscar Cuero of Colombia.
Gesta knocked down Cuero in the seventh round and again in the eighth round of their 10-round match.
Cuero was able to beat the referee’s count in round 8, but Robert Byrd decided to stop the bout at the 1:38 mark.
Gesta remains undefeated with a record of 25 wins, no loss and one draw. Mornings @ ANC, April 16, 2012.