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Sep 16 2017
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

12 round contest @ Featherweight
Rafael Rivera
Rivera
Mexico flag
24-0-0
UD 12
UD 12
25-0-2

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The tape

25
Age
23
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
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64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
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Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDUDTKOKOUD
Form
KOTDKOUDSD
24
Wins
25
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
0
0
Draws
2
2012
Debut
2012

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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The Ring
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9
WBA
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2
WBC
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1
WBO
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4
IBF
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Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz vs Rafael Rivera report


Who won Diaz vs Rivera?

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz beat Rafael Rivera by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 16th September 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

Diaz vs Rivera stats

Back in September 2017, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.

Rafael Rivera made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 25 wins and 2 draws.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz was the older man by 2 years, at 25 years old.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz fought out of the southpaw stance, while Rafael Rivera was an orthodox fighter.

Diaz's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Rivera's, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 months later than Rivera, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 169 more professional rounds, 305 to Rivera's 136.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF at featherweight.

Diaz vs Rivera form

Diaz had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Manuel Avila on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Andrew Cancio on 17th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Andrew Cancio on 17th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.

Before that, he had defeated Victor Proa on 30th July 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.

He had won against Jayson Velez on 26th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.

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Diaz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 17 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 Rivera start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Diaz vs Rivera?

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Rafael Rivera made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.

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Rafael

Rivera

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Joseph Diaz

Rafael Rivera

108

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