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When is Diaz vs Garcia?
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz could face Ryan Garcia in Early 2024 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 33 wins, 4 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 a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Garcia would have a massive power advantage over Diaz, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Diaz's 45%.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz is the older man by 6 years, at 31 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 195 more professional rounds, 295 to Garcia's 100.
Ryan Garcia is currently ranked number 4 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 defeated Jerry Perez on 8th July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mercito Gesta on 18th March 2023 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Walter Pyramid, Long Beach.
Going into that contest, he had lost to William Zepeda on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.
Before 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.
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.
Garcia has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Oscar Duarte on 2nd December 2023 by knockout in the 8th round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 22nd April 2023 by knockout in the 7th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Javier Fortuna on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 6th round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Before that, he had won against Emmanuel Tagoe on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.
He had beat Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz has been fighting more than Ryan Garcia.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz last fought 6 months and 20 days ago, while Ryan Garcia's last outing was 1 month and 26 days ago.
Diaz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
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