Former world super-featherweight champion Jojo Diaz is back in action when he takes on the undefeated William Zepeda.
Jo Jo was last seen when losing to the brilliant Devin Haney in a WBC world lightweight title fight last year and it will be interesting to see if the 29-year-old can get back on track.
Zepeda is a heavy-hitting undefeated fighter and the Mexican will bring the confidence of an unbeaten boxer.
Camaron has been operating at a lower level to that of Diaz, but the San Mateo Atenco puncher has won 15 of his last 16 fights by stoppage.
|What||Joseph Diaz v William Zepeda|
|Where||Pechanga Arena, San Diego|
|When||02:00, Sunday, October 30th 2022|
|How to watch||DAZN|
The fight will take place on Sunday, October 30th 2022
The main card gets under way at 10pm. Diaz and Zepeda are expected to ring walk at 2am, but exact timings will depend on the duration of the undercard fights.
The bout will be held at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. The 12,000 seat arena has historically been home to numerous San Diego-based sport teams.
The venue currently hosts the San Diego Seals of the National Lacrosse League, San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League and the San Diego Strike Force of the Indoor Football League. Elvis Presley also performed at the Pechanga Arena in the 1970s.
The fight will be shown live on subscription streaming service DAZN. The bout will be available in over 200 countries and can be viewed on a myriad of devices.
There are no belts on the line in this 12-round lightweight contest. However, Diaz is a former IBF world super-featherweight champion and the 29-year-old challenged Haney for his WBC lightweight crown in his most recent contest.
Jo Jo will be looking to get back into world title contention and Zepeda will be hoping to make his mark against a rated opponent. The Mexican will no doubt be targeting a crack at a title should he get past the Californian.
Diaz is a former world champion in the super-featherweight division and the 29-year-old has mixed it at a high level.
Jo Jo has lost just two of his 35 professional contests and the latest of those came against the elite-level Haney. There’s also a loss to Gary Allen Russell Jr on the American’s card, but Russell is another good operator.
Diaz has victories over Tevin Farmer, Andrew Cancio and Jesus Rojas and Jojo also battled to a draw against the impressive Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov.
The Californian has only fought at lightweight twice, but the 29-year-old did win the WBC 135lbs interim title against Javier Fortuna last year. Diaz has gone the distance in eight of his last nine contests and 15 of his 32 victories have come by knockout.
Zepeda comes to the ring unbeaten in his 26 professional bouts and 23 of those have come by stoppage. The Mexican has mainly been operating against low-level opponents, but the 25-year-old does have some experience of fighting outside of his native Mexico.
Camaron defeated Rene Alvarado by unanimous decision in their ten-round clash at Toyota Arena in California last time out and prior to that the 25-year-old got the better of Yerel Siezar with a third-round knockout at Plaza Monumental in Baja California, Mexico.
Zepeda looks a heavy-hitting lightweight and it will be interesting to see if that power can be as prevalent as the Mexican steps up in class.
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