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Mercito Gesta forces Luis Arceo to quit after 7 one sided rounds

by on Jul.21, 2014, under Boxing News

Report by Chris Morgan

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July, 18, 2014 — Paco Presents in association with Golden Boy promotions made boxing’s return to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco a successful one with a passionate sellout crowd at the Longshoreman’s Hall.

The headliner of the night featured San Diegan by way of Cebu, Philippines Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta vs tough Tijuana veteran Luis “El Vampiro” Arceo. The first round and a half featured a somewhat tentative and possibly ring rusty Mercito back pedaling around the ring throwing 1 shot at a time. Luis stalked forward on spindly legs throwing long right hands, some landing and most missing. At the end of the second round, Mercito rocked Luis with a southpaw straight left then teed off for 15 seconds, folding Luis into the ropes, which Luis used to bounce back and blast Mercito with a hard right at the bell. (continue reading…)

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Top Lightweight Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta to headline a stacked card against Luis “El Vampiro” Arceo this Friday at the Longshoremen’s Hall in San Francisco

by on Jul.15, 2014, under Boxing News

Report by Christopher Morgan

 

San Francisco CA  –  Live on Golden Boys “GoldenBoyLive!” series of fights broadcast exclusively on Fox Sports 1, Mercito “ No Mercy” Gesta (27-1-1, 15 Kos) of San Diego by way of Cebu, Phillipines will engage in a 10 round Lightweight bout with Tijuana’s tough veteran Luis “El Vampiro” arceo (28-12-4. 19 Kos) who has fought a who’s who of top contendors throughout his 14 year career.

The Bout is taking place at the historic Longshoremen’s Hall located in one of the hugest tourist attractions in the world San Francisco’s “Fisherman’s Wharf” atop a stacked card featuring many local upcoming prospects from around the Bay Area. In one of the most compelling and intriguing bouts of the evening, 6’11 Chinese heavyweight giant Taishan Dong known simply as “Taishan” or by his amazing nickname “The man with the knockout punch” is making his professional boxing debut  in the televised opener. (continue reading…)

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Robert Guerrero Return Triumphant in Life and Death Slugfest with Yoshihiro Kamegai

by on Jun.23, 2014, under Boxing News

Guerreo, at left, lands a crunching left to the head of Kamegai (photo courtesy of

Guerreo, at left, lands a crunching left to the head of Kamegai (photo courtesy of www.theboxingblog.sho.com)

 

By CHRISTOPHER MORGAN

 

CARSON, CA, June, 21, 2014 — The StubHub center in Carson California which has hosted quite a bit of highly memorable events just added another classic to the books with a greatly entertaining 12 round war between welterweights Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamegai.

Robert Guerrero (31-2, 18 Kos) of Gilroy, California was making his first appearance in the ring since losing a wide Unanimous Decision to pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather in May of 2013. Not much was known of Yoshihiro Kamegai (of Tokyo Japan other than his high kayo percentage record, that most of his bouts had taken place in Japan and that he’d gone 1-2 when venturing outside of Japan even losing a 10 round decision to Hector Munoz in June of 2013 in this very building. (continue reading…)

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Juan Manuel Marquez triumphs over Mike Alvarado in his return to the Fabulous Forum

by on May.19, 2014, under Boxing News

By Chris Morgan

Photos by Chris Farina – Top Rank, Copyright 2014

 

Marquez, at right, drills Alvarado with a crisp right to the chin (photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank, Copyright 2014)

Marquez, at right, drills Alvarado with a crisp right to the chin (photo by Chris Farina – Top Rank, Copyright 2014)

INGLEWOOD, CA, May, 17, 2014 — At the peak of a stacked action packed card, in the beautifully remodeled Forum in front of a passionate and boisterous crowd, Juan Manuel Marquez put on a master class performance in dominating Mike Alvarado over 12 brisk rounds.

Juan Manuel ‘Dinamita’ Marquez of Mexico City (57-1 -1, 40 Kos) having gone undefeated in The Forum between 1995-1999 wining 12 fights in the building was attempting to bounce back from defeat at the hands of then WBO Welterweight champion Tim Bradley. ‘Mile High’ Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 Kos) from Denver Colorado was looking to get back into the win column following a stoppage defeat in his hometown to Ruslan Provodnikov last October. (continue reading…)

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Keith Thurman Makes Julio Diaz Quit After 3 High Action Rounds

by on Apr.28, 2014, under Boxing News

Report by Christopher Morgan 

Photos by Armando Cabrera

 

Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.

Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.

 

CARSON, CA, April, 26, 2014 — Keith Thurman lived up to his nickname of “One Time” with a blistering 3 round performance that left Julio Diaz unable to continue due to a Rib injury after 3 rounds of rapid give and take boxing. The crowd at the Stubhub center in Carson California were disappointed in the brevity of the main event but there was solace in the fact that the co-main event was arguably the Fight of the year to date and will be difficult to top for the rest.

The first round begins with Keith Thurman (22 – 0, 20 Kos) coming out and initiating a glove touch with Julio Diaz (40 -9, 29 Kos) which seems slightly peculiar as Thurman had made bold comments about knocking Julio’s head off in the lead up to the fight.  Thurman jabs three times then misses with a hook off the jab throwing it just a little too wide. Julio Diaz misses a right hand lead and gets caught with a hard hook from Thurman that rocks him back against the ropes, another hook lands from Thurman making Diaz legs do a little dance uncontrollably coming off the floor.  Near rounds end Thurman feints Diaz out of position then backpedals with Diaz in pursuit landing a series of hooks to Diaz body in the process. (continue reading…)

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