Next fight of Joseph Diaz is not determined yet.
Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KOs) failed to meet the super featherweight limit at the official weigh-in ceremony before the fight against Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0, 12 KOs). The Russian had no problem making weight. The bet in the fight was the Diaz IBF belt, but the American lost his title at the weigh-in, and only his opponent can win it. Diaz will also lose $100,000 of his half-million purse for the overweight.
Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0, 12 KO) is infected with the coronavirus and will not be able to take part in the fight against IBF World Featherweight Champion Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KO), which will take place on February 13. The duel was to be one of the main events of the Golden Boy Promotions evening organized in Indio.
On February 20 the USA will host a fight for the IBF Super Featherweight Championship of Joseph Diaz Jr. (31-1, 15 KOs) and Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0, 12 KOs). The competition date for this duel has been set for Tuesday, but both sides have reached an agreement on their own.
In the main event of the evening at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, Joseph Diaz Jr. (27-1, 14 KOs) in a hard fought battle won a unanimous decision over WBA featherweight champion Jesús Rojas (26-2-2, 19 KOs), but could not get the belt, because the day before he failed the weigh-in. The scores were 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113.
Live broadcast of the boxing evening from the Arena "Avalon" in Hollywood, California, in the main event of which WBA featherweight champion Jesus Rojas will meet Joseph Diaz Jr. On the eve of the fight at the weigh-in, Diaz could not make the 126 pound limit, and even in the case of defeat, Rojas will leave with the title.