Golden Boy Results And Highlights: Gesta Outpoints Diaz In 10-Round Battle
Despite the originally scheduled main event between Gilberto Ramirez and Gabriel Rosado being cancelled due to Ramirez hitting the scales at six pounds heavier than their contracted weight, fight fans were still left with a good evening of boxing with Mercito Gesta versus Joseph Diaz taking over in the main event.
Gesta and Diaz fought the full 10 rounds in their 140-pound battle, but ultimately Gesta walked away with the split decision victory, improving his record to 34-3-3 (17 KO).
Additionally, “JoJo” Diaz now finds himself on a three fight skid, all starting with his loss to current champion Devin Haney back in December 2021.
Main Event Highlights:
In what both fighters called a “must-win”, Mercito Gesta topped JoJo Diaz in a tight contest 👊#DiazJrGesta | @autozone pic.twitter.com/MkrtsOmWKJ
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) March 19, 2023
Official Result: Mercito Gesta def. Joseph Diaz via Decision (Split)
Oscar Duarte def. Alex Martin via KO – Round 8, 1:14
Eric Tudor def. Damoni Cato-Cain via Decision (Unanimous)
Dalis Kaleiopu def. Jonathan Perez via Decision (Unanimous)
Jorge Chavez def. Bryan Perez via KO – Round 1, 0:30
Patricio Manuel def. Hien Huynh via Decision (Technical) – Cut From Headclash