Devin Haney Defends World Crown Against Joseph Diaz Jr.
In Las Vegas On Dec. 4
Unbeaten superstar Devin Haney (26-0 15 KOs) puts his crown
on the line for the fourth time and the second in a row in
his Las Vegas backyard, having seen off the challenge of
former three weight world ruler Jorge "El Niño De Oro"
Linares in a thrilling clash in May at Mandalay Bay. 'The
Dream' now returns to the Vegas strip for what promises to
be a barnburner as his rivalry with Joseph "JoJo" Diaz, Jr.
hits boiling point.
Diaz, Jr. (32-1-1, 15 KOs) claimed the WBC Interim
Lightweight World title on his debut at 135lbs, beating
former world champion Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna in one of
the best performances of his 34-fight career. The 28
year-old delivered on his promise to excite at lightweight
with that win and chase the big names in the division. He
now gets the chance to become a two-weight world champion
having ripped the IBF Super-Featherweight title from Tevin
Farmer in Miami in January 2020.
"I was born to be great, so these are the moments I get up
for," said Haney. "I learned a lot from my last fight it
made me a more dangerous fighter. You guys can expect a ton
of excitement and explosion in this fight!"
"I’m always daring to be great, that’s what I want to be
known for during my career: taking on the toughest
challenges," said Diaz, Jr. "I know I will rise to the
occasion and showcase to the world the kind of fighter I am
on December 4. I am going to give Haney the ass whooping he
"This is going to be a thrilling fight in what is the most
exciting weight class in the sport right now,” said promoter
Eddie Hearn. "Devin has been crying out for big fights and
on the back of a real test in Linares, he faces another
massive fight in the form of the feisty Diaz, Jr.
"There’s no love lost between the pair and that tension is
going to rise in the build-up, and with Teofimo Lopez and
George Kambosos Jr meeting in New York on DAZN the weekend
before, we have a schedule of must-watch action as these
stellar Lightweight talents aim to prove they are the king
of the division."
"Joseph 'JoJo' Diaz, Jr. is a world class fighter who I know
will dominate the action on December 4," said Oscar De La
Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. "He is aggressive, he
is smart, and knows when to overwhelm or outbox his
opponent. His fighting style is at another level and when he
faces Haney, fans will see how quickly JoJo will outclass
him in the ring. I have full confidence in JoJo, and I am
looking forward to calling him a two-division world
"Another day, another massive lightweight clash for fans to
enjoy before the end of the year," said Ed Breeze, EVP
Rights at DAZN. "At only 22 years of age, Devin Haney
defends his WBC title for an impressive third time, against
another dangerous opponent and current WBC interim
lightweight champion 'JoJo' Diaz, Jr. The lightweight
division keeps on delivering and the eyes of the boxing
world will be on Las Vegas when Haney and Diaz, Jr. go ALL
in. Do not miss this fight, December 4th, live and exclusive
worldwide on DAZN."