Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Joseph Diaz: I Have No Respect For Josh Warrington Anymore!

By Steve Kim

Featherweight contender Joseph Diaz (24-0, 13 KOs) has a new opponent after Jorge Lara, who was originally slated to face him on the Saul Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin pay-per-view undercard at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday pulled out last night citing a back injury. Now, Diaz is paired with Rafael Rivera, in a bout that will remain as a WBC eliminator.

Over the summer the plan was to pair the second-ranked Diaz with the third-ranked Josh Warrington. But suddenly Warrington and his representatives pulled out of the purse bid and Golden Boy was left scrambling for a replacement.

"I was very surprised,"admitted Diaz. "Especially because I tweeted Josh Warrington and said let's make the fight happen. He tweeted me back saying that he was going to sign the contract any time, any day, he's willing to fight me and go go and do this."

boxing

But it wasn't to be, to which Diaz now says - "I have no respect for Josh Warrington anymore. I truly believe he should've just took the fight. If he's ranked in the WBC and he doesn't take the fight for a WBC mandatory to face Gary Russell, man, that's petty.

"That's unbelievable anyone in that situation would take the fight."

So does Diaz place the blame on Warrington or his promoter, Frank Warren?

"I think it was both,"he stated,''because personally Josh Warrington has a good fan-base where he's from, he can sell-out an arena where he fights and make some good money fighting a decent opponent and still come out victorious. So at the end of the day it's just business for them."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SmokinYungJr on 09-16-2017

Lmao another U.K. bum who's not trying to take a real fight. Will build a career off of fighting nobodies at the domestic lvl at best and once he finally decides to step up will get washed

Comment by Corelone on 09-14-2017

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;18045211]Warrington backed out the purse bid because he ducked the fight. If his promoter wins the purse bid the fight would of been in his backyard. This was about 1 thing Jojo being too good and would of waxed his…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 09-14-2017

Glad to hear the WBC is still making this an eliminator. Got to feel for Jojo who literally has fighters left and right running from fighting him. He shouldn't even need an eliminator for a title shot as he's been…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 09-14-2017

[QUOTE=Corelone;18045159]Is Diaz talking about fighting in the UK? Josh won't travel down the street, but is Jojo a hermit too? I want to hear those words. "I'll come to you!" All this "disrespect" is just a lure on a line…

Comment by Corelone on 09-14-2017

Is Diaz talking about fighting in the UK? Josh won't travel down the street, but is Jojo a hermit too? I want to hear those words. "I'll come to you!" All this "disrespect" is just a lure on a line…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Photos: Leo Santa Cruz Putting in Work For Abner Mares Clash Canelo Set To Return To The WBC's Rankings in June Golovkin-Derevyanchenko: IBF Ruling is Expected Soon Naoya Inoue vs. Jamie McDonnell Showdown Lands on ESPN+ Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Size Up in Japan Tiara Brown Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Stevenson-Jack Broadcast Peaked at 611,000 Viewers on Showtime Luis Nery vs. Jetro Pabustan is Finalized For June 9 in Tijuana Crawford vs. Horn: Pedraza, Shakur Stevenson Plan To Impress David Benavidez - Legal War Looms Between Sampson, Top Rank Whyte Questions The Courage of Pulev, Pressures Him To Sign Naoya Inoue Says The Goal is To Blast Out Jamie McDonnell Bellew: I Punch Harder Than Fury, He's Fighting a Cruiserweight Callum Smith: I'd Rather Wait and Fight Groves, Not Eubank Jr. Eric Molina Suspended By UK Anti-Doping For Failed Test Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Angulo Lands on BoxNation News: Darragh Foley, Armin Mrkanovic, Thomas vs. Bunting Alex Saucedo Expects Big Crowd For Home Fight With Lenny Z Mayweather Certain Stevenson Will Fade in Jack Rematch, Too Bradley: Mikey Garcia is a Dangerous Fight For Lomachenko Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton Could Go To Neutral Territory Trainer: McDonnell Very Prepared, in Form For Naoya Inoue Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. is Alleged To Have Beaten Man at Gas Station Wilder Dares Joshua To Back Up "F*** Him Up Bad" Boast Jono Carroll Believes He Has The Edge Over Declan Geraghty Errol Spence: Tank Davis Would Smoke Lomachenko! Luke Campbell Hopes a Rematch is Finalized With Yvan Mendy Virgil Hill Discusses The 175 Landscape, Stevenson vs. Jack Coach: Pacquiao Punished Buboy, He'll Be Ready For Matthysse Tyson Fury Plans To Pursue a Medical Career After Boxing Celestino Caballero To Be Released From Prison Carlos Cuadras Leaves Rehab, Ready To Get Back in The Mix David Benavidez vs. Anthony Dirrell Ordered By The WBC Manager: GGG Avoided Derevyanchenko on 5/5 & They Know It Photos: Canelo Shows Off His Trimmed Down Physique Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith Talks Continue To Play Out Gvozdyk Not Stepping Aside, Ready For Adonis Stevenson Shot Avni Yildirim vs. Lolenga Mock Set For September 15, Germany Roy Jones: Joshua Should Take 1, 2 More Fights - Then Get Wilder CompuBox: Inside The Numbers - Stevenson-Jack, Russell-Diaz
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement