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Devin Haney vs. JoJo Diaz Jr. live results, highlights from 2021 fight



LAS VEGAS — Devin Haney will look to make the fourth defense of his WBC lightweight championship when he faces mandatory challenger Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden. 

Haney returns to action six months after winning a unanimous decision against Jorge Linares. Diaz is making his third appearance in 2021 following a decision victory over Javier Fortuna in July and a majority draw against Shavkat Rakhimov in February. 

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The fight will add clarity to a division that was shaken up by George Kambosos Jr.’s stunning victory over Teofimo Lopez to claim the WBA, WBO, IBF and WBC (Franchise) titles. But with Haney holding another version of the WBC championship, there remains a debate as to whether Kambosos is the true undisputed champion. It’s highly likely that the winner of Haney-Diaz will face Kambosos to provide finality. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Haney vs. Diaz:

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Devin Haney vs. JoJo Diaz Jr. live updates, highlights

(All times Eastern.)

Round 9 (11:59 p.m.): Diaz hasn’t had much of an adjustment. He’s looking for the same left hook over the jab. Haney isn’t giving it to him. Haney has no problem picking Diaz off. Diaz smothers Haney and gets some shots in but Haney backs off and lands a right hand. Diaz stands in front of Haney and eats a combination. Haney stings Diaz with a right hand. Diaz with an overhand right. Diaz and Haney exchange big shots to close. A very close and exciting round for Haney 10-9 Haney (88-83 Haney)

Round 8 (11:55 p.m.): Diaz needs to find a way to make Haney uncomfortable. He’s not. Haney picking him off again. Body head hooks by Haney. Diaz comes forward but lands nothing. 10-9 Haney (78-74 Haney)

Round 7 (11:51 p.m.): Diaz opens by going to the body but eats an uppercut for his trouble. Haney is the one starting and finishing exchanges. Haney mixing it up more and lands a left uppercut. Diaz lands a hard left hand and rocks Haney! Haney is smiling but Diaz has landed some big shots. Haney collects himself and gets back behind the jab. But Diaz’s big left hand takes the round. 10-9 Diaz (68-65 Haney)

Round 6 (11:47 p.m.): Diaz starts off fast and lands a combination. Haney controlled the distance with the jab, keeping Diaz out of range. Body shot and a right hand. Haney picking off Diaz with ease. Haney’s footwork is pristine. He keeps putting himself in a position to land. Diaz looks baffled by this. 10-9 Haney (59-55 Haney)

Round 5 (11:44 p.m.): Haney digging to the body with some thudding shots to open the fifth. Pair of rights from Haney land. Haney teeing off on Diaz. Diaz presses and lands to the body. Haney is back to working behind the jab and landing to the body to close the round. 10-9 Haney (49-46 Haney) 

Round 4 (11:40 p.m.): Jojo is moving forward but he’s not moving his head. Diaz lands a left hand and follows with a right. He shoves Haney down. Smart to rough him up. Diaz coming forward with more intent and lands a hard left hand. We’ve got a fight. Hard jab by Haney. They mix it up and Haney lands a short left. Haney with a hard jab to close the round. Close. Jojo’s round. 10-9 Diaz (39-37 Haney)

Round 3 (11:35 p.m.): Diaz already looks frustrated and opens the round with body shots. Haney defends and lands a body shot of his own. Diaz trying to be aggressive but Haney is having no problems hitting him. Diaz is just walking straight in and throwing nothing. Haney is ripping him apart. Diaz finally lands an uppercut. I don’t know what this strategy is but it’s terrible. Diaz is having a little more success but Haney is just too damn sharp. 10-9 Haney (30-27 Haney)

Round 2 (11:31 p.m.): Diaz comes out firing in the second. Nothing there and Haney slaps him with a combination. Body shot by Haney. This is rough. Haney eats a left hand from Diaz. Haney shakes it off and goes back to the body. Diaz lands a left and Haney comes right back with a one-two. Diaz opening up a little more to close the round but he’s getting ate up by Haney. 10-9 Haney (20-18 Haney)

Round 1 (11:28 p.m.): Haney starts off as the aggressor. Popping the jab. Straight right hand. Rakes him with a right hook and goes to the body. Haney lands another right. Jojo is waiting for his moment. Haney counters Diaz with a hard right hand. Haney is landing at will. He’s extremely sharp. Head and body shots from Haney landing. Target practice. 10-9 Haney 

11:17 p.m.: Diaz makes his ring walk to a loud pop while Haney might as well be playing a road game as the crowd showers him with boos.  

11:03 p.m.: DAZN has had to kill a lot of time between fights with four consecutive knockouts. But it seems like the main event is finally upon us as both Haney and Diaz are making their final preparations. 

10:31 p.m.: Carlos Diaz tried to make it a fight but Love was just too damn sharp. Diaz made an attempt to bring the fight to Love but was met with another assault of punches. The referee had seen enough and rescued Diaz from further punishment at the 1:22 mark.

 

 

10:28 p.m.: Montana Love is showing out already with a trio of knockdowns in the second round. Carlos Diaz has a ton of heart. But that’s about it. 

10:20 p.m.: Montana Love enters with the Mexican ring attire with his dog under his arm. An epic troll job. 

9:56 p.m.: Up next is Montana Love, who returns after a seventh-round stoppage of Ivan Baranchyk in August on the undercard of Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley. He’ll have Carlos Diaz in front of him for his first fight under the Matchroom Boxing umbrella. 

9:40 p.m.: Wyatt tried but she simply absorbed punishment from McCaskill, who pounded on her for every second of every round. There wasn’t much that McCaskill didn’t hit her with and before the seventh round started, it was clear that Wyatt needed to show something. She didn’t. McCaskill bumped her with a straight right hand and the referee had seen enough. McCaskill gets the seventh round TKO and we’ll see what’s next for the undisputed champion. 

9:31 p.m.: Wyatt has been game through 4 rounds but McCaskill is just too sharp, too strong and too much. It’s a matter of whether McCaskill finishes off Wyatt or allows her to make it to the scorecards.  

9:16 p.m.: Kandi Wyatt gets the opportunity of a lifetime next as she faces Jessica McCaskill for the undisputed women’s welterweight championship as a late replacement. Can she capitalize? 

8:52 p.m.: We’re live from Las Vegas. Two fights down, two fights end inside the distance. Both Marc Castro and Filip Hrgovic wasted little time dispatching of their opposition. Hrgovic got rid of Emir Ahmatovic in the third round of a one-sided fight while Castro polished off Ronaldo Solis in the second round. We have time to kill now. 

When is Devin Haney vs. JoJo Diaz Jr. tonight?

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 4   
  • Main card: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT   
  • Main event (approx.): 11:15 p.m. ET |  8:15 p.m. PT 

The main card is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET, with Haney and Diaz expected to make their way to the ring at approximately 11:15 p.m. As always with live fight cards, timing is subject to change depending on the length of the undercard bouts. 

How to watch Devin Haney vs. JoJo Diaz Jr. fight

  • U.S. & Canada: DAZN
  • UK: DAZN   

The fight card will be broadcast across the world on DAZN (excluding Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia). 

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Devin Haney vs. JoJo Diaz Jr. fight card

  • Devin Haney (c) vs. Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. for Haney’s WBC lightweight title 
  • Montana Love def. Carlos Diaz via 3rd round TKO (1:22)
  • Jessica McCaskill def. Kandi Wyatt via 7th round TKO (:19) to retain undisputed women’s welterweight titles (:19)
  • Filip Hrgovic def.  Emir Ahmatovic via 4th round TKO
  • Marc Castro def. Ronaldo Solis via 2nd round TKO



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