When Joseph Diaz vs Mercito Gesta will take place in a lightweight bout in Long Beach, California, he finds himself at the top of the card.
The main event on tonight’s program was supposed to be Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez vs. Gabe Rosado at light heavyweight, but the fight was cancelled after the Mexican failed to make weight. After losing his last two fights, Diaz now has an opportunity to show that he is still a serious contender at 135 pounds.
Everything you need to know about Diaz vs. Gesta is right here.
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Live broadcast: Joseph Diaz vs Mercito Gesta Live
Date and time of Joseph Diaz vs Mercito Gesta Match
- Date: Saturday, March 18
- Time: 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. GMT
- Main event ring walks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT
The main card is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. GMT with the main event ring walks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Where is Joseph Diaz vs Mercito Gesta fight held?
It’s the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California, and Ramirez vs. Rosado is taking place there. More than four thousand individuals can fit comfortably in the stadium.
Joseph Diaz vs Mercito Gesta Preview
On Saturday, March 18, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr (32-3-1, 15 KOs) and Mercito Gesta (33-3-3, 17 KOs) square off in the main event live broadcast from Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, CA. The fight pits a past IBF super featherweight champion from South El Monte, California, against a former world title challenger from Labogon, Mandaue, Philippines. The fight is set for 12 rounds at lightweight. The performance will be broadcast live in Australia on Sunday, March 19.
Oscar Duarte (24-1-1, 19 KOs) of Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico and Alex Martin (18-4, 6 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois square off in the ten-round co-main event. Eric Tudor (7-0, 6 KOs) of Hollywood, Florida and Damoni Cato-Cain (7-0, 6 KOs) of Oakland, California square off in an eight-round super lightweight bout. Patricio Manuel (1-0) of Santa Monica, California squares off against Hien Huynh (1-1) of Saint Louis, Missouri in a four-round super featherweight bout.
Plus, in a four-round super featherweight bout, Dalis Kaleiopu (3-0, 3 KOs) of Waianae, Hawaii takes on Jonathan Perez (40-34, 32 KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia. In addition, Jorge Chavez (4-0, 3 KOs) of San Diego, California faces Bryan Perez (12-16-1, 11 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in a four-round featherweight fight. The complete bout card is available below.
Joseph Diaz vs Mercito Gesta Fight Card
- Joseph Diaz vs. Mercito Gesta; Lightweight
- Oscar Duarte Jurado vs. Alex Martin; Lightweight
- Eric Tudor vs. Damoni Cato-Cain; Light middleweight
- Patricio Manuel vs. Hien Huynh; Super featherweight
- Dalis Kaleiopu vs. Jonathan Perez; Super featherweight
- Jorge Chavez vs. Bryan Perez; Featherweight