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Joel Diaz Jr. vs. Lavallee on Kovalev-Pascal Undercard

by David P. Greisman

Undefeated junior lightweight prospects Joel Diaz Jr. and Kevin Lavallee will face off against each other on the undercard of the March 14 show in Montreal featuring a main event between light heavyweights Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal.

That’s according to Greg Leon, who heads up Jean Pascal Promotions, which handles Diaz Jr. Leon broke the news during a Jan. 14 press conference, and it was also mentioned in a tweet by promoter Interbox.

Diaz, a 22-year-old from California, is 18-0 with 14 KOs and is coming off a fourth-round knockout of Pedro Navarrete this past December.

Lavallee, a 24-year-old who hails from the province of Quebec, is 13-0-1 with 10 KOs and last fought in August, outpointing Abraham Gomez.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 01-14-2015

Does this close out the triple header?

Comment by BOXEO _ on 01-14-2015

Hell yea!!! Can't wait to see Diaz Jr in action again. Dude's a future champ.

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