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Russell Jr. vs. Diaz: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Gary Russell Jr. defends his WBC featherweight title against Joseph Diaz (JoJo). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

Jan 16, 2009
17 (58.6%)
164 cm
163 cm
-1 cm
May 20, 2017
11m, 29d
Title Fights
Ape Index
Last Fight
Win Streak
Dec 15, 2012
14 (53.8%)
168 cm
163 cm
-5 cm
Feb 22, 2018
2m, 27d
Saturday, 19 May 2018
MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S.
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Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz


This fight between Gary Russell Jr. and Joseph Diaz took place on at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 168 cm, Joseph Diaz is the taller of the two by 4 cms; Gary Russell Jr. is 164 cm. The fighters have the same reach of 163 cm. Russell Jr. has a 4 cm ape index advantage over Diaz.

Russell Jr. is coming in to this fight with a record of 28-1 (17 KOs). His last fight was 11 months and 29 days ago against Óscar Escandón, which he won via 7th round TKO.

Diaz comes in with an undefeated record of 26-0 (14 KOs). His last fight was 2 months and 27 days ago against Victor Terrazas, which he won via 3rd round KO.

Both the fighters fight out of the southpaw stance.

On the day of the fight, Russell Jr. will be 29 years and 11 months old. Diaz will be 25 years and 5 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at a rare 50-50 for both the fighters — either fighter could win this fight with equal probability. Here is the prediction for Russell Jr. vs Diaz.

Looks like this is going to be a very close fight, either could win. Maybe Gary Russell Jr. wins?


Gary Russell Jr. defeated Joseph Diaz via 12 round UD to retain the WBC featherweight title. Diaz' undefeated record of 26 wins comes to an end, and Russell Jr. advances his win streak to 5. Russell Jr. is now 29-1, and Diaz 26-1.

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