INSIDE THE RING: Tanajara’s fight cancelled

Friday's co-main event on DAZN changed last minute.

SAN ANTONIO – Hector Tanajara Jr. was preparing for his second fight of 2020.

Then, his opponent became ill this week.

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No, it wasn’t the coronavirus. Veteran boxer Mercito Gesta came down with food poisoning and their co-main event scheduled for DAZN tonight had to be cancelled.

Tanajara Jr. told KSAT 12 Sports late Thursday night that he and his team arrived for the weigh-in and were informed that Gesta had food poisoning and would not be able to fight. The matchup between Shane Mosley Jr. and Jeremy Ramos will now be featured as the co-main event this evening.

Right now, there are no plans for Tanajara Jr. and Gesta to fight each other in the near future. The undefeated “El Finito” is 19-0 with 5 knockouts and was preparing to defend his WBC USNBC Lightweight title that he won in February of 2019.

Daniel P. Villanueva has worked with KSAT 12 Sports for over 17 years and is an award-winning sports producer. To submit story ideas, email

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Daniel P. Villanueva has been with KSAT 12 since 2003 and is the producer of our weekly sports show, "Instant Replay." Villanueva is a graduate of St. Mary's University and is a TAPB and Lone Star Emmy award winner.

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