Relentless Zepeda thrashes Gesta, sends message to lightweights
Mexican contender destroys former title challenger in 6th round
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Lightweight contender William Zepeda, with an absolutely relentless attack that was something to behold, pummeled Mercito Gesta into a sixth-round knockout victory on Saturday night that was so overwhelming it would be a surprise if any of the top names in the division called him out — or even mentioned him.
Zepeda, who retained his regional belt in the scheduled 12-rounder, stepped on the gas pedal from the opening bell and never let up in the main event of Golden Boy’s Mexican Independence Day card on DAZN at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California.
Fighting as though he needed to make it a quick night because he was late for an important appointment, Zepeda attacked fellow southpaw Gesta with an assortment of power shots in the first round, during which Gesta admitted that he already knew he was in trouble.
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