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Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz vs Abner Mares preview
When is Diaz vs Mares?
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz could take on Abner Mares in Autumn/Fall 2023 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).
Diaz vs Mares stats
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz would step into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 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 2 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Mares would have a slight advantage in power over Diaz, with a 48% knock out percentage over Diaz's 47%.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz is the younger man by 7 years, at 30 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 arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year and 11 months later than Mares, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 1 more professional rounds, 285 to Mares' 284.
Diaz vs Mares form
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Mercito Gesta on 18th March 2023 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by William Zepeda on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Devin Haney on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Javier Fortuna on 9th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Banc of California Stadium, California.
He had drawn with Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov on 13th February 2021 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Abner Mares has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he drew Miguel Flores on 4th September 2022 by majority draw at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leo Santa Cruz on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had beat Andres Gutierrez on 14th October 2017 by technical decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Leo Santa Cruz on 29th August 2015 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz has been fighting more than Abner Mares.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz last fought 2 months and 18 days ago, while Abner Mares' last outing was 9 months and 1 day ago.
Diaz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
Mares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
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