Tonight’s Live Boxing Results: Zepeda Vs. Gesta – SolSportHQ
By Mark Eisner: Lightweight William Zepeda will be stepping up in class against the experienced, well-traveled veteran Mercito Gesta in the main event on DAZN from Commerce, California. Zepeda (28-0, 24 KOs) must win tonight because he’s ranked #2 WBA and in position for that belt once it becomes free.
The boxing live results of tonight’s card will be shown below.
The Zepeda vs. Gesta event starts at 8:00 p.m. ET on DAZN. Zepeda will take on the former 135-lb world title challenger Gesta (34-3-3, 17 KO) in a twelve round bout.
Undercard on DAZN
Victor Morales vs. Edwin Palomares
Yokasta Valle vs. Maria Santizo
Darius Fulghum vs. Ricardo Luna
Eric Priest vs. Simon Madsen
Zepeda has lost a degree of popularity recently for not agreeing to fight lightweight newcomer Shakur Stevenson, who is fighting for the vacant WBO 135-lb title against Edwin De Los Santos on November 16th.
It could have been Zepeda who is fighting for the vacant WBC belt, but it’s the ambitious go-getter De Los Santos who is taking the fight.
In the co-feature fight, featherweight Victor Morales (18-0-1,9 KOs) battles Edwin Palomares (18-4-2, 9 KOs) in a 10 round fight.
Also on the card is female IBF & WBO World minimumweight champion Yokasta Valle (28-2, 9 KOs), defending her titles in a ten round contest against Maria Santizo (11-3, 6 KOs).
William Zepeda with something to prove
“This card the staff at Golden Boy put together, keeping the fans in mind and keeping the tradition alive on September 16th,” said Oscar De La Hoya to Golden Boy Promotions about tonight’s William Zepeda vs. Mercito Gesta card.
“What can I say about [featherweight] Victor Morales, who just knocked out a De LaHoya [Diego]. Not only a De La Hoya but a De LaHoya who was crafty and an incredible fighter, and he knocked him out.
“That’s what boxing is all about; that’s what fighting is all about. So now Victor has another great chance to fight another great Mexican [Edwin Palomares (18-4-2, 9 KOs] in the co-main event on September 16th. That’s what it’s all about.
“The main event, I really can’t describe how excited I am for this fight,” Oscar continued. “Gesta has proven over and over again why he belongs on the big stage, and he’s not done yet.
“He’s coming off a great win over JoJo Diaz. He showed heart; he showed everything that you have to show to work your way up to be a world champion.
“Then you have William Zepeda, a fighter who not only is undefeated but is fighting the tough fights. He’s knocking everybody out, and he’s still working hard, and he still has something to prove.
“So September 16th is proving you belong, proving that you can shine on the big stage when all these legends in the past in front of you, paved the way, carved out that road for you to be able to showcase your talent on a special day like Mexican Independence weekend,” said De La Hoya.