Joseph 'JoJo' Diaz vs. Mercito 'No Mercy' Gesta: Date, start time, TV channel and live stream

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Joseph 'JoJo' Diaz and Mercito 'No Mercy' Gesta fight for the first time in 2023 when they meet in Long Beach, Calif., this Saturday.

The bout was originally scheduled to be part of a card headlined by Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramirez vs. Gabriel 'King' Rosado, but that fight was cancelled on Friday .

Diaz vs. Gesta steps into the main event spotlight as a result of the cancellation, with Diaz (32-3-1, 15 KOs) looking to bounce back from consecutive losses. The 30-year-old was last in action in October 2022 when he lost by unanimous decision to William Zepeda, and that defeat followed a loss to Devin Haney 10 months prior.

As for Gesta (33-3-3, 17 KOs), his most recent outing was more fruitful as he beat Joel Diaz Jr. by unanimous decision in April 2022. The Filipino steps into the ring for the first time in nearly a year as he aims to remain undefeated against American opposition.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Diaz vs. Gesto, which will be shown globally, live on DAZN .

Diaz vs. Gesta fight date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, March 18 
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. GMT (Sunday) 
  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT (Sunday)

The main card is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

Can I watch Diaz vs. Gesta on DAZN?

Diaz vs. Gesta will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe.  You can sign up for a subscription here .

However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.

What devices are supported on DAZN?

DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com  (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:

Mobile Devices TV & Streaming Devices Game Consoles
iPhone, iPad Amazon Fire TV Playstation 4
Android phones, tablets Amazon Fire TV Stick Playstation 5
Amazon Fire tablet Android TV XBox One
  Apple TV XBox Series X | S
  Google Chromecast  
  LG Smart TV, Smartcast  
  Panasonic Smart TV  
  Samsung Smart TV  
  Sony Smart TV  

Where is the Diaz vs. Gesta fight?

The fight will take place at Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California, USA.

Joseph Diaz record and bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Date of birth: November 23, 1992
  • Height: 5' 6"
  • Reach: 64"
  • Total fights: 36  
  • Record:  32-3-1, 15 KOs

Mercito Gesta record and bio

  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Date of birth: October 12, 1987
  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Reach: 68"
  • Total fights: 39
  • Record: 33-3-3, 17 KOs

Diaz vs. Gesta fight card

  • Joseph Diaz vs. Mercito Gesta; Lightweight
  • Oscar Duarte Jurado vs. Alex Martin; Lightweight
  • Eric Tudor vs. Damoni Cato-Cain; Super welterweight
  • Patricio Manuel vs. Hien Huynh; Super featherweight
  • Dalis Kaleiopu vs. Jonathan Perez; Super featherweight
  • Jorge Chavez vs. Bryan Perez; Featherweight

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