Genaro Trazancos, another stepping stone in Mercito Gesta’s career

Here we see Hall of Fame referee Pat Russell raising Mercito Gesta's arm after yet another victory at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in San Diego. Photo: Jim Wyatt

On Friday night in San Francisco, San Diego’s Mercito Gesta (20-0-1, 10 KOs) will be facing Genaro Trazancos (22-13-1, 13 KOs) in an eight-round main event from the Longshoreman’s Hall. The bout is to be broadcast on Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate.” Do we have anything to worry about? No.

Vincent Parra, his confidant and trainer has his fighter training hard and focused regardless of who the opponent is. When these fighters last met on August 20, 2010 at Casa Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, Gesta, a southpaw, scored a seventh round KO of Trazancos.


Trazancos started fast, landing some heavy power shots but Gesta had no problem shaking them off. Gesta landed effective uppercuts, and took control from the fourth round on by landing consistent and effective left and right hands to the head to win the rounds on points. By the seventh round, Trazancos had lost the pop in his punches. A short, straight right on the chin by Gesta put Trazancos on his back, his head banging off the canvas, knocked out, prompting an end to the contest.

Photo taken at Thursday's weigh-in shows Mercito Gesta (right) 140 lbs. of San Diego via Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines and Genaro Trazancos 138.5 lbs. of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Photo provided by Golden Boy.

At this point in his career, Genaro Trazancos of Fort Myers, Florida, by way of Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico is considered a journeyman fighter. He can be competitive with the high level fighters at 130-pounds but when he fights at 140 he’s not as effective. The thirty-six year old has won only twice in his last 12 bouts, KO’ed in eight of the 12 and one of the two wins came against a guy who’s record is now 0-11-3. Prediction: Gesta gets an early stoppage, more than likely by the third round.

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