Diaz vs Mares Info
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz could take on Abner Mares in Late 2020 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
The contest would be for the IBF super featherweight championship of the world.
Diaz would be defending IBF World Junior Lightweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Tevin Farmer in January 2020. He has held this belt for 7 months and 19 days.
Diaz vs Mares stats
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz would step into the ring with a record of 31 wins and 1 loss, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Abner Mares would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest that Diaz and Mares have similar power, both with a 48% knock out percentage.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz is the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.
Diaz has a height advantage of 1 inch over Mares. Despite this, Mares has 2-inch reach advantage.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz fights out of the southpaw stance, while Abner Mares is an orthodox fighter.
Diaz is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year and 11 months later than Mares, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 47 less professional rounds, 227 to Mares' 274.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING in the 130lb division.
Diaz vs Mares form
Diaz has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Tevin Farmer on 30th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Meridian at Island Gardens, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jesus Cuadro on 21st September 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Auditorio del Estado, Baja California, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had beat Freddy Fonseca on 4th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Charles Huerta on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had beat Jesus M Rojas on 11th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at The Avalon, California.
Abner Mares has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Leo Santa Cruz on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Andres Gutierrez on 14th October 2017 by technical decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jesus Andres Cuellar on 10th December 2016 by split decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at USC Galen Center, Los Angeles.
Before that, he had been beaten by Leo Santa Cruz on 29th August 2015 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
He had defeated Arturo Santos Reyes on 7th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz has been fighting more than Abner Mares.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz last fought 7 months and 19 days ago, while Abner Mares' last outing was 2 years 3 months and 9 days ago.
Diaz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
Mares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years 3 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.