oel Diaz Jr. vs. Mercito Gesta: Fight time, full card, more for Thursday’s bout

Golden Boy Promotions will hold its next event on Thursday, April 21st to get the action rolling for a jam-packed boxing schedule this weekend. The event will be held at the Fantasy Springs Event Center in Indio, California, headlined by Joel Diaz Jr. taking on Mercita Gesta in a super lightweight bout.

How to watch Joel Diaz Jr. vs. Mercito Gesta
The five-fight card begins at 9:00 p.m. ET. Ring walks for the main event are tentatively scheduled for 11:00 p.m. ET, but they are subject to change based on the duration of the matches preceding it.

In order to live stream the fight, you’ll need a subscription to DAZN. You can get a monthly subscription for $19.99 or an annual subscription for $99.99. Once you’ve got a subscription, you’ll be able to stream the fight on any of the DAZN apps available for Google Play, iOS, or your gaming and tablet devices.

Fighter history
Diaz Jr. enters with a 26-2 record and has won two fights in a row. Most recently, in August of 2021, he secured a second-round knockout victory over Francisco Gabriel Pina. Prior to that win, he fought in December of 2020 and won by a third-round body shot against Saul Banos.

Gesta has a 32-3-3 record heading into this fight. His last fight in November 2019 ended in a draw when he took on Carlos Morales. Before that, he fought in March of 2019 against Juan Antonio Rodriguez and lost by sixth-round knockout. His lone fight in 2020 was canceled so Gesta hasn’t boxed since 2019.

Diaz Jr. is the favorite to win the bout, with moneyline odds at -235 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Gesta’s moneyline odds are at +190.

Full card for Joel Diaz, Jr. vs. Mercito Gesta
Title fight: Joel Diaz Jr. vs. Mercito Gesta; 10 rounds, Super lightweight
Jousce Gonzalez vs. Jairo Lopez; 8 rounds, Lightweight
Jorge Chavez vs. TBC; Super featherweight
Manuel Flores vs. Victor Ruiz; 8 rounds, Super bantamweight
Jan Salvatierra vs. Ernie Marquez; 12 rounds, Flyweight

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