VS
Jul 09 2021
Friday

Banc of California Stadium, California, United States

12 round contest @ Lightweight
31-1-1
UD 12

Score cards

  • 116-111
  • 117-110
  • 115-112
UD 12
36-2-1

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Belts on The Line

Vacant WBC Interim World Lightweight Championship

The tape

29
Age
32
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
68.5" / 174 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

MDUDMDTKOUD
Form
KOTKOUDNCSD
31
Wins
36
15
By KO
25
48
KO%
69
1
Loses
2
1
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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The Ring
6
-
WBA
-
4
WBC
3
-
WBO
-
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IBF
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Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz vs Javier Fortuna report


Who won Diaz vs Fortuna?

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz beat Javier Fortuna by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday, July 9th, 2021, at Banc of California Stadium, California.

The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 117-110, 115-112 in favor of winner Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 kg).

This contest was for the vacant WBC lightweight championship of the world.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez beating Sullivan Barrera. Also on the undercard Tenkai Tsunami lost to Seniesa Estrada, and Hector Tanajara was overcome by William Zepeda.

Diaz vs Fortuna stats

Back in July 2021, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Javier Fortuna made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, with 25 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Fortuna had a large advantage in power over Diaz, boasting a 69% knockout percentage compared to Diaz's 48%.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.

Fortuna had a 5-inch reach advantage.

Both Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz and Javier Fortuna fought out of a southpaw stance.

Diaz was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 8 months later than Fortuna, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 94 more professional rounds, totaling 314 compared to Fortuna's 220.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC at lightweight.

Javier Fortuna was ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 135lb division.

Diaz vs Fortuna form

Diaz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov on February 13, 2021, by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.

Prior to that, he had beaten Tevin Farmer on January 30, 2020, by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Meridian at Island Gardens, Florida.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jesus Cuadro on September 21, 2019, by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Auditorio del Estado, Baja California, Mexico.

Before that, he had beaten Freddy Fonseca on May 4, 2019, by technical knockout in the 7th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He had defeated Charles Huerta on February 9, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

Fortuna had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Antonio Lozada Jr on November 21, 2020, by knockout in the 6th round at Staples Center, LA, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Jesus Andres Cuellar on November 2, 2019, by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Sharif Bogere on February 9, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Before that, he had defeated Adrian Granados on June 16, 2018, by unanimous decision at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.

He had been beaten by Robert Easter Jr on January 20, 2018, by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz had been fighting more than Javier Fortuna.

Going into this contest, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz had last fought 4 months and 26 days ago, while Javier Fortuna's last outing had been 7 months and 18 days ago.

Diaz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 5 months, which means he had been fighting approximately every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

Fortuna's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.

What time did Diaz vs Fortuna start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Banc of California Stadium, California, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Diaz vs Fortuna?

Diaz vs Fortuna was broadcast on DAZN in both the United States and the UK.

What were the odds on Diaz vs Fortuna?

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Result

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Javier

Fortuna

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Fortuna
Fight Finished Early

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Joseph Diaz

Javier Fortuna

108

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