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When is Diaz vs Garcia?
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz could face Ryan Garcia in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Diaz vs Garcia stats
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz would step into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryan Garcia would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 23 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Garcia would have a massive power advantage over Diaz, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Diaz's 47%.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz is the older man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Garcia has a height advantage of 4 inches over Diaz. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz fights out of the southpaw stance, while Ryan Garcia is an orthodox fighter.
Diaz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Garcia, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 190 more professional rounds, 275 to Garcia's 85.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz goes into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBC and 10 by the RING at lightweight.
Ryan Garcia is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 11 by the IBF and 3 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Diaz vs Garcia form
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to William Zepeda on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Devin Haney on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Tevin Farmer on 30th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Meridian at Island Gardens, Florida.
Garcia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Javier Fortuna on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 6th round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Emmanuel Tagoe on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had beat Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
Before that, he had defeated Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.
He had won against Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz has been fighting more than Ryan Garcia.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz last fought 1 month and 2 days ago, while Ryan Garcia's last outing was 4 months and 15 days ago.
Diaz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.
Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
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