A very interesting match led to last night's boxing event in Las Vegas, where Filip Hrgović, among others, performed. Devin Haney (27-0-0) and Joseph Diaz (32-2-1) were the main fight actors of the evening. Undefeated Haney remained undefeated, and Diaz was defeated by a unanimous decision (116-112, 117-111 x2), after 12 rounds of interesting fighting.
Only the 23-year-old American boxer defended his WBC lightweight title for the fourth time. Yuriorkis Gamboa and Jorge Linares are some of the names that "The Dream" already has in his summary, and as of today, Joseph Diaz is on the list of boxers for whom Devin Haney was an insurmountable obstacle.
164 to 140 hit blows were for Haney, and Joseph Diaz particularly regrets the 12th round. Namely, the 29-year-old hit Haney well at the beginning of the last round, but Devin survived the onslaught of Diaz and endured to the end.
"I had him shaken at the beginning of the 12th round, but the fu**ing Vaseline came into my eyes. I tried to clean my eye so I could hit it well again, but I didn't succeed, '' Diaz said.
Devin after the victory
Still, Haney in the toughest match of his career provided probably his best edition and came to the 27th consecutive celebration.
Good front straight, clean and sharp blows, and good tempo were the main backbones of Haney's performance today. Diaz woke up quite late, only in the fourth round, and as the fight progressed, he became more and more active.
However, Haney did not remain obligated in the exchanges, and at no point (not even in the 12th round) did he seem more seriously threatened. '' He hit me with some really good blows. Everyone says that I don't have a firm beard, but I think I proved them wrong in this fight, '' Devin said after the victory over Diaz.
There are a handful of great fighters in the lightweight category. George Kambosos defeated Teofimo Lopez last weekend, taking over the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles. There are also Gervonta Davis, Vasyl Lomachenko, Ryan Garcia, and Richard Commey.
There are a handful of opportunities for truly great pairings, but it’s all up to the promoters and managers in charge of it. Of course, organizations and promoters will think carefully about the upcoming matches and what works best for them, and any of these opponents would be great to watch It will be exciting in the coming months!