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Boxer JoJo Diaz vs. El Abejon Preview and Betting Lines

Last Updated on July 5, 2021 3:55 pm by

LAS VEGAS NV MAY 01 Boxer Joseph Diaz Jr poses during a Golden Boy Promotions portrait session at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1 2013 in Las Vegas Nevada Photo by Jeff BottariGolden BoyGolden Boy via Getty Images

Joseph ” JoJo ” Pedroza Díaz Jr. was born November 23, 1992, is an American professional boxer. He has held the IBF super featherweight title from 2020 to February 2021 and was challenged once for the WBC featherweight title in 2018. Regionally, he held the WBC- NABF, and WBO – NABO featherweight titles from 2015 to 2018. As an amateur, he competed in the 2012 Olympics as a bantamweight. He will face former Dominican world champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KO) in a 12-round 135-pound bantamweight bout, which will be the co-main event next Friday, July 9, at a venue to be determined, in Los Angeles, California, to be broadcast by DAZN. 

Let’s review JoJo Diaz’s track record:

Before the Olympic Trials, he was the two-time reigning national bantamweight champion including a victory over Antonio Nieves. Diaz became the first U.S. boxer to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games by becoming a quarterfinalist at the 2011 World Championships, where he defeated 2004 Olympic silver medalist Worapoj Petchkoom of Thailand and former world championship bronze medalist Oscar Valdez of Mexico. lost to Lazaro Alvarez. Diaz was the 2011 U.S. National Champion at featherweight at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. He fought in the 2010-11 World Series of Boxing. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he defeated Pavlo Ishchenko, but ran into Alvarez in his second fight and lost again.

Diaz made his professional debut in 2012 against Vincent Alfaro, winning by unanimous decision in four rounds and also scored a knockdown in the fourth. On February 2, 2013, Diaz would fight Jose Ruiz of Puerto Rico and win by technical knockout (TKO).

On May 9, 2015, Diaz defeated Giovanni Delgado by unanimous decision on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland fight. He stepped up the competition against veteran Rene Alvarado in a fight televised on HBO Latino in July 2015 and on December 18, Diaz Jr. defeated Hugo Partida to win the WBC – NABF featherweight title. He has since successfully defended his title twice against Jayson Velez and Victor Proa.

Betting line:

“JoJo” Diaz: 77% 1/2

“El Abejon” Fortuna: 23% 2/1

Draw: 22/1

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