By Truth Esguerra, Correspondent
LAS VEGAS -- Top Filipino boxing contender Mercito "NoMercy" Gesta defeated Gilberto Gonzalez during his comeback fight on April 1 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Gesta, who is coming from a 17 month layoff from boxing, was able to overcome a third round knockdown and pound his way to a victory over the heavy-handed Gonzalez.
The 29 year-old Cebu native pulverized the Mexican boxing contender with multiple punch combinations and slick boxing techniques throughout a majority of the fight.
Gesta was awarded the victory by the ring judges who scored the bout 96-93,99-91,and 98-92.
The rising Filipino boxing star, who is signed with Golden Boy Promotions, said he is looking forward to more fights in the near future.
"I'm back!" he said. "I can't wait to see what this year willunfold."
Gesta's record improves to 30 wins (16 KOs), 1loss, and 2 draws.