Diaz: "I Have More Tools Than
Just Experience To Beat Haney"
Joseph ĎJoJoí Diaz says that people are sleeping on his
speed, power and skills as he prepares to challenge Devin
Haney for the WBC World Lightweight title at the MGM Grand
Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday December 4, live
worldwide on DAZN.
Diaz, Jr. (32-1-1 15KOs) bids to become a two-weight World
champion in Sin City, having previously come out on top in a
Matchroom vs. Golden Boy fight when he took the IBF
Super-Featherweight title from Tevin Farmer in Miami in
The 29 year old landed the interim WBC strap in his first
fight at 135lbs in July against Javier Fortuna, and now
takes on another big task in the shape of the undefeated
green and gold belt holder Haney (26-0 15 KOs).
Diaz, Jr. has a clear edge in experience over the 23 year
old champion, with the 2012 Olympian having 101 more pro
rounds under his belt than Haney, but Diaz, Jr. says that
wisdom isnít the only thing that gives his the edge over the
ďExperience will be a key factor in my victory, but my
power, speed and boxing ability are important too and I
think that they are being underestimated,Ē said Diaz, Jr.
ďIím a 2012 Olympian, Iíve been a World champion, Iíve boxed
great fighters and Iíve paid my dues to get here. Iím here
for a reason and from my hard work, and thatís going to be
ďDevin is an elusive and smart defensive fighter, but I
donít feel he has the experience that I have. He has good
range, and he uses his jab to keep on the outside, but itís
nothing I havenít seen before, Iíve seen multiple styles in
the ring and whatever he brings, Iíll adapt.
ďI feel that heís the kind of guy that doesnít have
confidence in himself and he needs people around him to
boost, build and gain his confidence. Me Ė I am
self-confident, self-motivated, I know what I am doing and
what I am capable of, and I am going to get him out of