Devin Haney will defend his WBC World Light-weight title in opposition to Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz, Jr., the WBC Interim World Light-weight champion, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday December 4, dwell worldwide on DAZN (excluding Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina & Macedonia).
Unbeaten celebrity Haney (26-0 15 KOs) places his crown on the road for the fourth time and the second in a row in his Las Vegas yard, having seen off the problem of former three weight World ruler Jorge ‘El Niño Del Oro’ Linares in an exhilarating conflict in Might at Mandalay Bay. ‘The Dream’ now returns to the Vegas strip for what guarantees to be a barnburner as his rivalry with Diaz, Jr. hits boiling level.
Diaz (32-1-1 15 KOs) claimed the WBC Interim World Light-weight title on his debut at 135lbs, beating former World champion Javier Fortuna in among the finest performances of his 34-fight profession. The 28 12 months previous delivered on his promise to excite at Light-weight with that win and in addition chase the massive names within the division. He now will get the possibility to change into a two-weight World champion having ripped the IBF Tremendous-Featherweight title from Tevin Farmer in Miami in January 2020.
“I used to be born to be nice, so these are the moments I stand up for,” stated Haney. “I discovered loads from my final battle it made me a extra harmful fighter. You guys can anticipate a ton of pleasure and explosion on this battle!”
“I’m all the time daring to be nice, that’s what I need to be recognized for throughout my profession: taking up the hardest challenges,” stated Diaz, Jr. “I do know I’ll rise to the event and showcase to the world the sort of fighter I’m on December 4. I’m going to provide Haney the ass whooping he deserves.”
“That is going to be an exhilarating battle in what’s the most fun weight class within the sport proper now,” stated promoter Eddie Hearn. “Devin has been crying out for large fights and on the again of an actual check in Linares, he faces one other large battle within the type of the feisty Diaz, Jr.
“There’s no love misplaced between the pair and that stress goes to rise within the build-up, and with Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr assembly in New York on DAZN the weekend earlier than, we now have a schedule of must-watch motion as these stellar Light-weight abilities intention to show they’re the king of the division.”
“Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz, Jr. is a World class fighter who I do know will dominate the motion on December 4,” stated Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “He’s aggressive, he’s good, and is aware of when to overwhelm or outbox his opponent. His preventing model is at one other degree and when he faces Haney, followers will see how shortly JoJo will outclass him within the ring. I’ve full confidence in JoJo, and I’m trying ahead to calling him a two-division World champion.”
“One other day, one other large Light-weight conflict for followers to get pleasure from earlier than the top of the 12 months,” stated Ed Breeze, EVP Rights at DAZN. “At solely 22 years of age, Devin Haney defends his WBC title for a formidable third time, in opposition to one other harmful opponent and present WBC Interim Light-weight champion JoJo Diaz, Jr. The Light-weight division retains on delivering and the eyes of the boxing world might be on Las Vegas when Haney and Diaz, Jr. go ALL in. Don’t miss this battle, December 4, dwell and unique worldwide on DAZN.”
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