Rojas vs Diaz Info
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz beat Jesus M Rojas by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 11th August 2018 at The Avalon in California.
The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 112-116, 111-117 in favor of winner Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz.
The fight took place over rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the WBA featherweight championship of the world.
Rojas vs Diaz stats
Jesus M Rojas stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rojas had advantage in power over Diaz, with a 73% knock out percentage over Diaz's 54%.
Jesus M Rojas was the older man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Rojas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Diaz. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Jesus M Rojas fought out of the orthodox stance, while Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz was a southpaw.
Rojas was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 6 years and 9 months earlier than Diaz, who’s first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 63 less professional rounds, 164 to Diaz's 227.
Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz was ranked number 11 by the WBA in the 126lb division.
Rojas vs Diaz form
Jesus M Rojas had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Claudio Marrero on 15th September 2017 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Interim World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Abraham Lopez on 5th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Abraham Lopez on 5th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Jesus A Valdez on 17th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas, Puerto Rico.
He had beat Kiun Evans on 19th March 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Coliseo Mario 'Quijote' Morales, Guaynabo.
Diaz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gary Russell Jr on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Victor Terrazas on 22nd February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rafael Rivera on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Manuel Avila on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Andrew Cancio on 17th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz had been fighting more than Jesus M Rojas.
Going to this contest, Jesus M Rojas had last fought 2 years 10 months and 23 days ago, while Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz's last outing had been 2 years 2 months and 19 days ago.
Rojas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
Diaz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Rojas vs Diaz start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at The Avalon, California, United States, which was around 4:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Rojas vs Diaz?
Rojas vs Diaz was broadcast on Facebook Watch in the US.