Gary Russell Jr. challenges Joseph Diaz' (JoJo) WBC featherweight belt. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.
This fight between Gary Russell Jr. and Joseph Diaz took place on at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S.
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.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 65-35 in favor of Gary Russell Jr. Here is the prediction for Russell Jr. vs. Diaz.
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.