The crowd went wild as Los Angeles’ very own Nick Arce (5-0, 5 KOs) took to the ring against Juan Hernandez (3-1) of Tijuana, Mexico in a scheduled six-round super featherweight fight. There was no question who many of the fans in the stadium had come to see this evening with a large percentage of the crowd donning pink Team Arce shirts in support of breast cancer awareness month. Hernandez started off the match with an effective cross, putting Arce on notice early, but Arce, known for carefully choosing his moment, evaded his opponent stealthily throughout the match up.
Ultimately Arce finds that crucial opportunity midway through the fourth round delivering a decisive blow that has Hernandez down for the count. Arce’s undefeated record remains intact as he wins the fight by yet another knockout.
“I felt the fight was equal in the beginning and very entertaining for the fans that came out to support me today,” said Nick Arce. “I felt in control the whole time. He is a tough fighter and he came prepared to fight. But, I feel like we were better prepared, and I am excited to have delivered another victory for Team Arce.”
In a scheduled ten-round lightweight fight, Mercito Gesta (29-1-2, 16 KO’s) of San Diego, California took on Miguel Angel Mendoza (21-7-2, 21 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico. In one of the most exciting fights of the night, the two well-matched challengers gave the crowd something to shout about. Mendoza delivered a powerful right cross at the end of the second round that has Gesta on the ground. While Gesta’s speed and agility throughout the fight appeared to exhaust his opponent, Mendoza’s powerful crosses and hooks land decisively and thrill the crowd. Still coming out strong in the tenth round, Gesta is able to land a series of effective combos to close out the fight. Gesta ultimately emerges victorious in a unanimous decision after ten dramatic rounds.
“There is a difference between clean shots and wild shots, and the refs saw that tonight,” said Mercito Gesta. “I feel like he was a very tough opponent but my boxing skills were what got me the win today. He has a lot of stamina and I respect him as a fighter.”