This should be a good fight though one where I think Haney is a clear favorite. Devin Haney is defending his WBC Lightweight world title for the 4th time versus former world champion and top contender Joseph Diaz. Earlier this year Diaz lost his world title at super featherweight on the scale by missing weight and after earning a draw in that fight moved up to Lightweight. He beat a good fighter in Javier Fortuna to earn this title shot and is a consensus top 10 lightweight. Devin Haney has been a fighter that people have been crowning as one of the next stars of boxing for years now and it’s got to the point where hes stepping up versus world ranked opposition.
Haney is the bigger man who has the better technical boxing skills and should be able to keep Diaz on the end of his jab throughout the fight. Diaz will get on the inside enough to win a few rounds but won’t do enough to win a decision versus Haney who will out-box him clearly due to his size and superior skill set.