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Who won Zepeda vs Gesta?
William Zepeda beat Mercito Gesta by knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 16th September 2023 at Commerce Casino in Commerce.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Also, on the undercard Yokasta Valle was victorious over Maria Micheo Santizo and Victor Morales beat Edwin Palomares.
Zepeda vs Gesta stats
Back in September 2023, William Zepeda stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Mercito Gesta made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws.
William Zepeda was the younger man by 9 years, at 27 years old.
Zepeda had a height advantage of 2 inches over Gesta. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both William Zepeda & Mercito Gesta fought out of a southpaw stance.
Zepeda was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 12 year later than Gesta, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 139 less professional rounds, 131 to Gesta's 270.
William Zepeda went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at lightweight.
Zepeda vs Gesta form
Zepeda remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jaime Arboleda on 29th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at College Park Center, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rene Alvarado on 14th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Arena, California.
Before that, he had defeated Yerel Siezar on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Plaza Monumental, Baja California, Mexico.
He had won against John Vincent Moralde on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
Mercito Gesta had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 18th March 2023 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Joel Diaz Jr on 21st April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Carlos Morales on 14th November 2019 by technical draw in their 10 round contest at Belasco Theater, California.
Before that, he had been beaten by Juan Antonio Rodriguez on 21st March 2019 by knockout in the 9th round at The Avalon, California.
He had beat Robert Manzanarez on 14th June 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, William Zepeda had been fighting more than Mercito Gesta.
Going to this contest, William Zepeda had last fought 4 months and 18 days ago, while Mercito Gesta's last outing had been 5 months and 29 days ago.
Zepeda's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Gesta's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Zepeda vs Gesta start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Commerce Casino, Commerce, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Zepeda vs Gesta?
William Zepeda was a 1/12 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Mercito Gesta made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|William Zepeda - Decision||50%|
|William Zepeda - KO||33.33%|
|Mercito Gesta - Decision||16.67%|
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