The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach will host the matchup featuring former world champion Gilberto “Zurdo'' Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs) of Mazatlán, Mexico and Philadelphia’s Gabriel “King” Rosado (26-16-1, 15 KOs).
The Mexico vs. Puerto Rico 12-round light heavyweight matchup is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 18 and will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST/ 8:00 p.m. EST.
Returning for redemption after his loss against William Zepeda in October 2022, former world champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (32-3-1, 15 KOs) will face former world title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (33-3-3, 17 KOs) as the co-main event.
“I am ready to come back and show fans that I still have what it takes to be at the top,” said Diaz.
“Mercito Gesta is no easy foe, but I am sure we’re going to put on a great show on March 18. Thank you to Golden Boy and my manager, Rick Mirigian.”
The two veterans will participate in a 12-round lightweight fight.
“First of all, thank you to Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, and my Manager Neil Macasadia for this opportunity to face Joseph Diaz, Jr., a true champion and warrior on March 18,” said Gesta.
“I continue to train with my dad, Anecito Gesta, my coach, Marvin Somodio, and my team. I will be ready for the challenge. You will see two hungry warriors in the ring and we will put on a great show for the fans around the world. To all my countrymen and women in the Philippines and fans all around the world, I fight for you. I can’t wait for the opening bell.”
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