• Sat, Mar 18, 2023
Joseph Diaz vs. Mercito Gesta

 Note

Arena, date and time can change.

On Saturday, March 18 at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, USA Joseph «Jo Jo» Diaz will meet Mercito «No Mercy» Gesta in a 12-round lightweight bout.

Joseph Diaz
Joseph Diaz
Jo Jo
Mercito Gesta
Mercito Gesta
No Mercy
Country USAUSA
South El Monte, California, USA
PhilippinesPhilippines
Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Age 30 years 35 years
Pro 10 years 19 years
Height 5′ 6″ (168 cm) 5′ 7″ (170 cm)
Reach 64″ (163 cm) 68″ (173 cm)
Division lightweight
(135 lbs / 61,23 kg)
lightweight
(135 lbs / 61,23 kg)
Stance

southpaw

southpaw
Titles - -
Record 32 - 3 - 1
(15 KOs)
33 - 3 - 3
(17 KOs)
KOs 46% 51%
Inactive 140 days 331 days
Advant.
Mercito Gesta won by split-decision (SD) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, March 18 at 9 p.m ET / 6 p.m ET.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California, USA.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Joseph Diaz versus Mercito Gesta?

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Diaz vs. Gesta Full Fight Highlights

Diaz vs. Gesta Fight Promo

Who fights on Saturday, March 18?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
lightweight (135 lbs)Joseph Diaz
(32 - 3 - 1)
Mercito Gesta
(33 - 3 - 3)
lightweight (135 lbs)Oscar Duarte Jurado
(24 - 1 - 1)
Alex Martin
(18 - 4 - 0)
super welterweight (154 lbs)Eric Tudor
(7 - 0 - 0)
Damoni Cato-Cain
(7 - 0 - 1)
super featherweight (130 lbs)Patricio Manuel
(1 - 0 - 0)
Hien Huynh
(1 - 1 - 0)
super featherweight (130 lbs)Dalis Kaleiopu
(3 - 0 - 0)
Jonathan Perez
(40 - 34 - 0)
featherweight (126 lbs)Jorge Chavez
(4 - 0 - 0)
Bryan Perez
(12 - 16 - 1)
Joseph «Jo Jo» Diaz

Joseph «Jo Jo» Diaz

Joseph Diaz is an American boxer.
As a professional athlete, Diaz has been performing for 10 years.

Joseph was born in South El Monte, California, USA, on November 23, 1992.
He currently resides in Downey, California, USA.

Last fight

The last fight of Joseph Diaz took place on October 29, 2022 against William Zepeda SeguraWilliam Zepeda Segura.
Diaz lost by unanimous decision (UD).

Joseph Diaz vs. William Zepeda Segura 

Joseph Diaz's last fight

First world title

On August 11, 2018 Joseph Diaz became the WBA featherweight champion.
The American defeated world champion Jesus M Rojas.

WBA World champion Joseph Diaz

WBA World champion Joseph Diaz

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 36
  • Wins: 32
  • Wins by KO: 15
  • Wins by dec: 17
  • Losses: 3
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by dec: 3
  • Draws: 1

Professional career

How many fights did Joseph Diaz have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-03-18 Mercito Gesta
(33 - 3 - 3)
Loss
SD
2022-10-29 William Zepeda Segura
(26 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
2021-12-04 Devin Haney
(26 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC World Lightweight
2021-07-09 Javier Fortuna
(36 - 2 - 1)
Win
UD
WBC Interim World Lightweight
2021-02-13 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
(15 - 0 - 0)
Draw
MD
IBF World Super Featherweight (vacant)
2020-01-30 Tevin Farmer
(30 - 4 - 1)
Win
UD
IBF World Super Featherweight
2019-09-21 Jesus Cuadro
(18 - 5 - 0)
Win
MD
2019-05-04 Freddy Fonseca
(26 - 2 - 1)
Win
TKO
2019-02-09 Charles Huerta
(20 - 5 - 0)
Win
UD
2018-08-11 Jesus Rojas
(26 - 1 - 2)
Win
UD
WBA World Featherweight
2018-05-19 Gary Allen Russell Jr
(28 - 1 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC World Featherweight
2018-02-22 Victor Terrazas
(38 - 4 - 2)
Win
KO
North American Boxing Federation Featherweight
WBO NABO Featherweight
2017-09-16 Rafael Rivera
(25 - 0 - 2)
Win
UD
WBO NABO Featherweight
2017-05-06 Manuel Avila
(22 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
North American Boxing Federation Featherweight
WBO NABO Featherweight (vacant)
2016-12-17 Horacio Garcia
(30 - 1 - 1)
Win
UD
North American Boxing Federation Featherweight
2016-09-17 Andrew Cancio
(17 - 3 - 2)
Win
TKO
North American Boxing Federation Featherweight
2016-07-30 Victor Proa
(28 - 1 - 2)
Win
KO
North American Boxing Federation Featherweight
2016-03-26 Jayson Velez
(23 - 1 - 1)
Win
UD
North American Boxing Federation Featherweight
2015-12-18 Hugo Partida
(21 - 6 - 2)
Win
TKO
North American Boxing Federation Featherweight (vacant)
2015-10-23 Ruben Tamayo
(26 - 6 - 4)
Win
UD
2015-07-11 Rene Alvarado
(22 - 4 - 0)
Win
UD
2015-05-09 Giovanni Delgado Morales
(15 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
2015-03-06 Juan Luis Hernandez
(17 - 4 - 1)
Win
TKO
2014-12-08 Jose Angel Beranza
(36 - 31 - 2)
Win
UD
2014-11-13 Roberto Castaneda
(21 - 7 - 1)
Win
RTD
2014-09-29 Raul Hidalgo
(22 - 11 - 0)
Win
TKO
2014-07-09 Jose Robles Olvera
(12 - 1 - 1)
Win
UD
2014-04-26 Luis Maldonado
(36 - 12 - 1)
Win
UD
2014-03-08 Jovany Fuentes
(5 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2013-12-13 Carlos Rodriguez
(18 - 12 - 4)
Win
TKO
2013-08-24 Noel Mendoza
(6 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO
2013-07-20 Luis Cosme
(8 - 2 - 1)
Win
KO
2013-06-08 Rigoberto Casillas
(8 - 10 - 1)
Win
RTD
2013-05-03 Eric Gotay
(3 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
2013-03-16 Alberto Cupido
(7 - 7 - 2)
Win
UD
2013-02-02 Jose Ruiz
(2 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
2012-12-15 Vicente Alfaro Martinez
(5 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD

All Joseph Diaz's losses

Who all beat Joseph Diaz?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-03-18 Mercito Gesta
(33 - 3 - 3)
Loss
SD
2022-10-29 William Zepeda Segura
(26 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
2021-12-04 Devin Haney
(26 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC World Lightweight
2018-05-19 Gary Allen Russell Jr
(28 - 1 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC World Featherweight

Joseph «Jo Jo» Diaz Highlights

Mercito «No Mercy» Gesta

Mercito «No Mercy» Gesta

Mercito Gesta is a Filipino boxer.
As a professional athlete, Gesta has been performing for 19 years.

Mercito was born in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines, on October 12, 1987.
He currently resides in San Diego, California, USA.

Last fight

The last fight of Mercito Gesta took place on April 21, 2022 against Joel Diaz Jr.
Gesta won by unanimous decision (UD).

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 39
  • Wins: 33
  • Wins by KO: 17
  • Wins by dec: 16
  • Losses: 3
  • Losses by KO: 1
  • Losses by dec: 2
  • Draws: 3

Professional career

How many fights did Mercito Gesta have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-03-18 Joseph Diaz
(32 - 3 - 1)
Win
SD
2022-04-21 Joel Diaz Jr
(26 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
2019-11-14 Carlos Morales
(19 - 4 - 3)
Draw
TD
2019-03-21 Juan Antonio Rodriguez
(29 - 7 - 0)
Loss
KO
2018-06-14 Robert Manzanarez
(36 - 1 - 0)
Win
MD
WBO NABO Lightweight (vacant)
2018-01-27 Jorge Linares
(43 - 3 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBA World Lightweight
WBC Diamond Lightweight
2017-07-15 Martin Honorio
(33 - 10 - 1)
Win
KO
2017-04-01 Gilberto Gonzalez Garcia
(26 - 3 - 0)
Win
UD
2015-10-03 Miguel Angel Mendoza
(21 - 6 - 2)
Win
UD
2015-04-30 Carlos Molina
(17 - 2 - 1)
Draw
SD
2014-07-18 Luis Arceo
(28 - 12 - 4)
Win
RTD
2014-04-11 Edgar Riovalle
(36 - 17 - 2)
Win
TKO
2012-12-08 Miguel Vazquez
(32 - 3 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Lightweight
2012-08-03 Ty Barnett
(20 - 2 - 1)
Win
TKO
2012-04-14 Oscar Cuero
(15 - 7 - 0)
Win
TKO
2011-11-11 Ricardo Dominguez
(34 - 7 - 2)
Win
UD
2011-09-17 Manuel Perez
(16 - 6 - 1)
Win
UD
2011-07-09 Jorge Pimentel
(23 - 11 - 0)
Win
KO
2011-02-18 Genaro Trazancos
(22 - 13 - 1)
Win
RTD
2010-10-22 Ivan Valle
(28 - 10 - 3)
Win
TKO
2010-08-20 Genaro Trazancos
(22 - 11 - 1)
Win
KO
2010-06-04 Oscar Meza
(19 - 3 - 0)
Win
RTD
WBO NABO Youth Lightweight (vacant)
2010-02-25 Cristian Favela
(29 - 20 - 4)
Win
UD
2009-07-10 Devarise Crayton
(6 - 5 - 1)
Win
TKO
2009-05-21 Alain Hernandez
(14 - 6 - 2)
Win
TKO
2008-11-07 Cristian Favela
(27 - 12 - 4)
Win
UD
2008-04-18 Benito Zepeda
(5 - 4 - 2)
Win
KO
2007-10-04 Carlos Vinan
(7 - 4 - 3)
Win
TKO
2007-08-04 Carlos Madrid
(8 - 3 - 2)
Win
MD
2005-12-16 Leo Escobido
(8 - 24 - 3)
Win
TD
2005-11-05 Rey Llagas
(59 - 28 - 2)
Draw
TD
2005-09-25 Pablo Boy Guevarra
(13 - 12 - 1)
Win
UD
2005-08-13 Chris Dujali
(7 - 7 - 1)
Win
UD
2005-06-12 Roldan Malinao
(5 - 9 - 0)
Win
KO
2004-12-10 Erwin Picardal
(3 - 3 - 0)
Win
RTD
2004-05-21 Sherwin Daguhoy
(2 - 1 - 0)
Win
MD
2004-04-18 Sherwin Daguhoy
(2 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
2004-03-25 Renato Nival
(2 - 3 - 0)
Win
MD
2004-02-07 Terry Tayao
(debut)
Win
TKO
2003-10-19 Erwin Picardal
(debut)
Win
UD

All Mercito Gesta's losses

Who all beat Mercito Gesta?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2019-03-21 Juan Antonio Rodriguez
(29 - 7 - 0)
Loss
KO
2018-01-27 Jorge Linares
(43 - 3 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBA World Lightweight
WBC Diamond Lightweight
2012-12-08 Miguel Vazquez
(32 - 3 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Lightweight

Mercito «No Mercy» Gesta Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Diaz to win: 1/3
  • Gesta to win: 2/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Diaz or Gesta?

Diaz and Gesta are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the boxers will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Joseph Diaz will win by unanimous decision.

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