Mercito Gesta gets to headline another Golden Boy Boxing event as he faces Joseph Diaz on March 18, 2023, in Long Beach, CA.
Gesta is fresh off a win over Joel Diaz Jr. in April 2022. That bout was his first in over two years. Joseph Diaz has suffered losses in his last two bouts. A former Super Featherweight World Champion, Diaz lost to Davin Haney in December 2021 before losing to William Zepada in October last year.
The original main event for this show was Gilberto Ramirez vs Gabriel Rosado. But Ramirez was not able to make the weight as he was 7 lbs over the Light Heavyweight limit. With Gesta finding himself in another main event, will he be able to beat another Diaz?
The action will start at 7 PM ET with two bouts on the prelims card before the main card starts on Dazn at 8 PM ET. Tune in below for live results from Joseph Diaz vs Mercito Gesta event with complete fight card and other details.
Prelims(7 PM ET)
- Patricio Manuel def. Hien Huynh via Technical decision (40-34), 4 rounds, super featherweight bout
- Jorge Chavez def. Bryan Perez via KO at 0:30 of round 1, 4 rounds, featherweight bout (Watch Video)
Main Card (8 PM ET)
- Dalis Kaleiopu def. Jonathan Perez via unanimous decision (60-52, 60-52, 60-52), 6 rounds, super featherweight bout
- Eric Tudor def. Damoni Cato-Cain via unanimous decision (80-72, 78-74, 78-74), 8 rounds, super welterweight bout
- Oscar Duarte def. Alex Martin via TKO at 1:14 of round 8, 10 rounds, lightweight bout
- Main Event: Mercito Gesta def. Joseph Diaz Jr via split decision (93-97, 99-91, 98-92) , 12 rounds, lightweight bout