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Joseph Diaz vs. Jesus Rojas in Play For August 11

By Miguel Rivera

On August 11, less than three months after losing his first professional fight, California's Joseph 'JoJo' Diaz will have a new opportunity when he faces the interim-World Boxing Association champion, Jesus Rojas, in California.

JoJo Díaz aspires not only to beat Gary Russell Jr. in a rematch, but to be the main featherweight of the world 

The manager of Diaz, Ralph Heredia, told ESPN Deportes that a deal with Rojas has already been reached, and that only certain details are missing to make the official announcement by Golden Boy Promotions, regarding the event itself.

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Diaz lost his first career bout in May, when he dropped a twelve round decision to Gary Russell as they battled for the World Boxing Council.

The 2012 United States Olympian came on too late in the bout, as Russell built a strong lead in the first half of the fight.

Now, 'JoJo' will once again contend for a belt, now interim strap of the WBA, against Rojas, who is a dangerous Puerto Rican fighter with a high amount of gunpowder in his hands.

He conquered the belt last September when he defeated Dominican veteran Claudio Marrero by knockout in seven rounds.

'JoJo' is a young fighter who fell short in his first title fight but has the talent to put anyone in a predicament at 126 pounds. He has a record of 26-1 with 14 knockouts.

Rojas, on the other hand, has a solid record of 26-1-2 and 19 knockouts. His only defeat dates back to 2008, when he was shocked by Mexican spoiler Jose Angel Beranza, but he has overcome the pitfalls in his career and rose to the occasion against Marrero.

The Puerto Rican fighters has been staying busy, as he averaged at least two fights per year since resuming his career back in 2014 after being inactive for a period of nearly two years.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mammoth on 06-25-2018

Boxrec says this is on.....

Comment by Laypipe on 06-24-2018

Bad matchmaking...Rojas too dangerous, JoJo still young..

Comment by Pakutu93 on 06-23-2018

Wow" what a fight!!!

Comment by LOCOMEX89 on 06-23-2018

This is a great fight but in my opinion a mistake by both sides. For Rojas he hasn't fought in nearly a year and risking a potential fight with Leo Santa Cruz isn't worth the risk. Rojas deserves not a…

Comment by Boxinghero1 on 06-23-2018

What a great fight! I would love to watch this fight! I'm sorry to say this but I think Rojas would win.

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