Mercito Gesta vs. Oscar Cuero
2012-04-14 : Mercito Gesta 137 lbs beat Oscar Cuero 138 lbs by TKO at 1:38 in round 8 of 10
- Location: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Robert Byrd
- Judge: Al Lefkowitz
- Judge: Lisa Giampa
- Judge: C.J. Ross
- Mercito Gesta 24-0-1 (12 KOs) vs. Oscar Cuero 15-7 (12 KOs)
- Fight was on the undercard of Brandon Rios vs. Richard Abril.
Cuero showed little interest in fighting in the first two rounds. He mostly evaded and retreated as Gesta came forward. Cuero was warned in Round 2 for holding. Following a spattering of boos, Cuero exchanged more in Round 3. The two traded more frequently in Round 4, with Gesta getting the better of Cuero, who did land some decent shots to the body. Cuero was warned in Round 4 for spinning around Gesta and punching. Cuero was warned early in Round 5 for holding and was deducted a point for continuing to do so in the round. A right hand to the body put Cuero down to one knee at 1:56 of Round 7. He got to his feet at the count of nine and action continued. Gesta came forward and attempted to throw but was tied up by Cuero. The two awkwardly stumbled across the ring and both fell to the mat. Cuero came on in the second half of the round and landed some decent power punches as Gesta looked to exchange. A right hook sent Cuero down to a knee at 1:27 of Round 8. He got to his feet at the count of eight, but the referee waved for the bout's end.