Spring 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Lightweight
32-2-1
23-0-0

The tape

29
Age
24
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12MD 12UD 12MD 12
Form
KO 6UD 12KO 1KO 1TKO 2
32
Wins
23
15
By KO
19
47
KO%
83
2
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2016
263
Pro rounds
85

Current rankings @ Lightweight

7
The Ring
5
10
WBA
1
6
WBC
2
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
10

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz vs Ryan Garcia preview

When is Diaz vs Garcia?

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz could face Ryan Garcia in Spring 2022 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, 2 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 5 years, at 29 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 12 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 178 more professional rounds, 263 to Garcia's 85.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz goes into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC and 7 by the RING at lightweight.

Ryan Garcia is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 10 by the IBF and 5 by the RING in the 135lb division.

Diaz vs Garcia form

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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, United States.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had won against Jesus Cuadro on 21st September 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Auditorio del Estado, Baja California, Mexico.

Garcia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat 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 beat Emmanuel Tagoe on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.

Before that, he had won against Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Jose Lopez on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz has been fighting more than Ryan Garcia.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz last fought 8 months and 12 days ago, while Ryan Garcia's last outing was 1 month ago.

Diaz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months. 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, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Diaz vs Garcia?

Ryan Garcia is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz if you fancy the incredible upset.

Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz vs Ryan Garcia news

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