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Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz out for Rocha vs Santillan card, full main card lineup set

JoJo Diaz will not fight on Saturday’s Golden Boy card.

JoJo Diaz will not fight on Saturday’s Golden Boy card
JoJo Diaz will not fight on Saturday’s Golden Boy card
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Joseph “JoJo” Diaz will not fight as planned on Saturday’s Rocha vs Santillan card on DAZN, with the former titlist experiencing “COVID-like symptoms” and removed from the bill “out of an abundance of caution.”

The 30-year-old Diaz (33-4-1, 15 KO) was slated to return in another stay-busy sort of fight, like he took in July, beating Jerry Perez over 10 rounds in San Antonio.

That win was Diaz’s first in two years, following consecutive defeats against Devin Haney, William Zepeda, and Mercito Gesta between Dec. 2021 and Mar. 2023.

There will be four fights on the “main card” portion of Saturday’s Golden Boy show, and it’s a pretty decent lineup, really.

  • John “Scrappy” Ramirez (12-0, 8 KO) will face Ronal Batista (15-3, 9 KO) in a WBA 115 lb eliminator, set for 12 rounds.
  • Ricardo Sandoval (22-2, 16 KO) will face Victor Sandoval (37-3, 23 KO) in a 10-round flyweight bout. I am picking Sandoval how about you ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha what if it’s a draw
  • Arely Mucino (32-3-2, 11 KO) defends her IBF flyweight title against Gabriela Fundora.
  • David Stevens (13-0, 9 KO) opens the show in an eight-round super middleweight bout against Joeshon James (7-0-2, 4 KO).

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