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Who won Morales vs Gesta?
Carlos Morales drew with Mercito Gesta by technical draw in their 10 round contest on Thursday 14th November 2019 at Belasco Theater in California.
The scorecards were announced as 58-56, 57-57, 57-57, meaning it was a technical draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Morales vs Gesta stats
Back in November 2019, Carlos Morales stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 3 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mercito Gesta made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Gesta had advantage in power over Morales, with a 53% knock out percentage over Morales' 42%.
Carlos Morales was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Morales had a height advantage of 2 inches over Gesta. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Carlos Morales fought out of the orthodox stance, while Mercito Gesta was a southpaw.
Morales was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 year and 3 months later than Gesta, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 113 less professional rounds, 157 to Gesta's 270.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mercito Gesta had been fighting more than Carlos Morales.
Going to this contest, Carlos Morales had last fought 11 months and 6 days ago, while Mercito Gesta's last outing had been 7 months and 24 days ago.
Morales' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.7 rounds on average.
Gesta's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.3 rounds on average.
What time did Morales vs Gesta start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Belasco Theater, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Morales vs Gesta?
Carlos Morales was a 9/25 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Mercito Gesta made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.