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  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 January 2020.

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 defending king.

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 the difference.

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 there.Ē



 

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