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Canelo vs Jacobs: Joseph Diaz Jr promises punishment after Freddy Fonseca tries to psyche him out in staredown

Freddy Fonseca tried to get into Joseph Diaz Jr’s head during the Grand Arrivals, and Diaz wasn’t happy about it.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Super featherweight contender Joseph Diaz Jr (28-1, 14 KO) returns on Saturday night’s Canelo-Jacobs undercard on DAZN, facing Nicaragua’s Freddy Fonseca (26-2-1, 17 KO) in a 10-round bout.

The fight figures to be a tune-up for the 26-year-old Diaz, a former Olympian whose only loss was in a featherweight title fight to Gary Russell Jr. Fonseca, 27, has a good W-L record, but it’s an empty one, too.

But at the Grand Arrivals on Tuesday, Fonseca showed no fear of Diaz, and even tried to psyche him out by sort of feigning a headbutt while the two posed for a staredown.

Diaz took it in stride in the moment, but hopped on Twitter shortly after to promise some punishment for the stunt.

Chances are Diaz will, indeed, fuck up Fonseca on Saturday. Fonseca’s never been stopped, but again, this is a big step up in competition for him. This is really just another fight for Diaz as he looks to find a big fight at 130.

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