WBC champ Devin Haney looks to defend his title for the fourth time, when he takes on WBC lightweight interim champion JoJo Diaz Jr. The event will take place on Saturday, December 4th, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight will air live on DAZN. Tickets starting at $58 (plus fees) go on sale Friday, November 5 at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased by visiting AXS.com
Matchroom sensation Devin Haney (26-0, 15 KO’s) continues his thrilling title defence run, this time putting the WBC belt on the line. At just 22-years-old, Haney boasts a perfect record of 26-0, with his last win coming by way of unanimous decision against former three-weight world champion Jorge Linares. Ready for the challenge is Golden Boy’s WBC interim lightweight world champion and mandatory challenger, Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (32-1-1, 15 KOs). Diaz Jr. is currently ranked as one of the best lightweights in the division and was last seen in the ring defeating former world champion Javier Fortuna via unanimous decision on July 2021.
“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 Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr., WBC Interim Lightweight World Champion. “I know I will rise to the occasion and showcase to the world the kind of fighter I am on December 4th. I am going to give Haney the ass whooping he deserves.”
‘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 Joseph ‘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 go ALL in. Do not miss this fight, December 4th, live and exclusive worldwide on DAZN.”
“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.