Joseph Diaz Jr absolutely decimated a woefully overmatched Freddy Fonseca tonight on the Canelo-Jacobs undercard, dominating every minute of the fight en route to a seventh round stoppage.
Diaz (29-1, 15 KO) was in a pure showcase matchup here, and at the very least he did what he was supposed to do. Fonseca (26-3-1, 17 KO) was tough, but his record was totally empty coming in and it showed. Diaz just had way too much skill and class for him.
Diaz led 60-53 on both Bad Left Hook scorecards. The fight was never remotely competitive. In the sixth round, Fonseca went down, and the fight probably could have been stopped there. It was not, and Fonseca went out for the seventh. After about a minute, his corner had seen enough, and threw in the towel.
Official time of the stoppage was 2:07 of round seven.
“I feel like I’ve got it all at 130,” Diaz said after his second fight at the weight. “I’m able to take more chances and risks because I’m not worried I’m going to get tired in the later rounds. At 130, I’m feeling really strong, I’m feeling like a beast.”
“I’m ready for a world title in my next fight,” Diaz added, and specifically called out IBF titleholder Tevin Farmer, with whom Diaz had an altercation on Thursday after a press conference. Farmer has to make a mandatory defense next against Guillaume Frenois, however.
CompuBox saw a total wipeout, with Diaz landing 163 of 419 (39%) total punches and 142 of 281 (51%) power shots. Fonseca landed just 44 of 317 (14%) total punches, and 31 of 165 (19%) power shots.