Mercito Gesta W10 Joseph Diaz... Mercito Gesta, age 35, normally a lightweight, got a big win in the junior welterweight division. Gesta defeated former 130-pound title holder Joseph "JoJo" Diaz at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California on Saturday night. He won the ten-round bout via split decision, with the judges scoring it 97-93 for Diaz, 99-91 for Gesta and 98-92 for Gesta. DAZN had it much closer at 96-94 for Gesta. Now 34-3-3, Gesta got his second straight quality win, having defeated Joel Diaz last year. JoJo Diaz's career is in free fall, with three straight losses and mounting legal troubles. Afterwards, Gesta tweeted, "Thank you everyone for all the support and greetings on my victory last night... I want to thank the champ, Joseph Diaz, for an amazing fight and his entire team. We gave the fans a great show my friend. It was a true honor to share the ring with you."
Gesta and Diaz were moved into the main event after the original headliner between Gilberto Ramirez and Gabe Rosado was scrapped due to Ramirez being overweight on Friday.