LAS VEGAS – Devin Haney will be looking to defend his fourth WBC lightweight championship when he faces mandatory challenger Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden.
Haney returned to action six months after winning a unanimous decision against Jorge Linares. Diaz will make his third appearance in 2021 after a decisive win over Javier Fortuna in July and a majority draw against Shavkat Rakhimov in February.
The fight will add clarity to a division already shaken by the stunning victory of George Kambosos Jr. against Teofimo Lopez to win the WBA, WBO, IBF and WBC (Franch) titles. But with Haney holding another version of the WBC championship belt, there’s still a debate over whether the Kambosos is the real undisputed champion. There is a high probability that the winner Haney-Diaz will face the Kambosos for the final result.
Here’s everything you need to know about Haney vs. Diaz:
Devin Haney vs. Live Update. JoJo Diaz Jr.
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9:16 pm: Kandi Wyatt got the chance of the next life when she faced Jessica McCaskill for the undisputed women’s lightweight championship as a late substitute. Can she capitalize?
8:52 pm: We live from Las Vegas. Two battles close the curtain, two battles end in the distance. Both Marc Castro and Filip Hrgovic wasted very little time handling their opposition. Hrgovic knocked out Emir Ahmatovic in the third round in a one-way fight while Castro hit Ronaldo Solis in the second round. Now we have time to kill.
When is Devin Haney vs JoJo Diaz Jr. tonight?
- Day: Saturday, December 4
- Main card: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
- Main events (approximately): 11:15 p.m. ET | 8:15 p.m. PT
The main card is set to kick off at 8pm ET, with Haney and Diaz expected to hit the ring around 11:15 As always with the live pass, times are subject to change depending on the length of the card under each bout.
How to watch Devin Haney vs. JoJo Diaz Jr.
- USA & Canada: DAZN
- UK: DAZN
The battle card will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN (except for Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia).
Devin Haney vs JoJo Diaz Jr.
- Devin Haney (c) vs Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. for Haney’s WBC lightweight title
- Filip Hrgovic def. Emir Ahmatovic through TKO round 4
- Montana love with Carlos Diaz; Super light
- Jessica McCaskill (c) vs Victoria Bustos for the Women’s WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF titles
- Marc Castro broke the ice. Ronaldo Solis through TKO round 2