Gesta and Molina battle to a ten round draw!
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Super lightweights Mercito Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) and Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) battled to a ten round split decision draw on Thursday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio Ca. In what both men considered a “must-win” fight, Gesta and Molina fought like their career was on the line from the opening round to the final bell. It was give and take for ten action packed rounds and when the dust cleared nobody could agree on a winner. One judge scored it 98-92 for Molina. A second judge had it 96-94 for Gesta and the deciding judge called it 95-95 for the Draw.
“I thought I won the fight” said Gesta “If he was the same weight as me, he was a little heavy, I felt like I could have dropped him but he was heavy so I tried to play it safe”
Super bantamweight Rafael Gramajo (2-1-1, 1 KO) stopped Luis Cosme (8-6-1, 3 KOs) in the opening round of a scheduled eight. Gramajo came out and unloaded a flurry of shots which sent Cosme to the canvas where referee Lou Moret waved it off at 1:07.
Super bantamweight prospect Jason Quigly (5-0, 5 KOs) stopped Joshua Snyder (9-11-1, 3 KOs) in two rounds of a scheduled four. After a dominate opening round, Quigly came out in the second and floored Snyder with a left hook, right cross combination that left him unable to continue. Referee Pat Russell stepped in and waved it off at 44 seconds of round two without beginning a count.
“I came here expecting to go the distance with a tough but to get them out early is always amazing and I’m delighted with my performance” said Quigly
Unbeaten super middleweight Yamaguchi Falcoa (5-0, 2 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over a tough Gerardo Ibarra (14-2, 8 KOs). Scores were 78-74 all around.
Lightweight Jeffrey Fontanez (15-1, 11 KOs) brutally beat down Jose Hernandez (15-9-1, 7 KOs) to score a first round KO victory. Fontanez came out and attacked the body which set up a left hook, right hand combination that dropped Hernandez. A follow up flurry put Hernandez down a second time which had referee Lou Moret waving it off at 2:14.
Super Lightweight Ruslan Madiev (3-0, 1 KO) disposed of Christian Santibanez (3-3, 2 KOs) inside three rounds to remain unbeaten. Referee Lou Moret called a halt to the action at 2:14