Ahead of their expected 12-round crossover fight, former IBF Super Featherweight World Champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (32-2-1, 15 KOs) and undefeated, flyweight division star William “El Camarón” Zepeda (26- 0, 23 KOs) hosted a press conference in San Diego to promote their clash.
Fans can expect these two fighters to show off at Pechanga Arena San Diego this Saturday, October 29 on DAZN starting at 5:00 pm PT.
The Diaz, Jr. vs. Zepeda undercard fighters also attended the press conference. Co-main event Alexis “Lex” Rocha (20-1, 13 KOs) discusses his upcoming Welterweight title defense against Tijuana, Mexico, Jesus “Ricky” Perez (24-3, 18 KOs) in a 10-round fight. Monterrey, Mexico’s Arely Mucino (31-3-2, 11 KOs) shared her thoughts on challenging Chimba, Argentina’s World Champion Leonela Yudica (17-0-3) for the IBF Female Flyweight World Title in a 10-round match .
Dallas, Texas Hector Valdez, Jr. (15-0, 8 KOs) will open the DAZN broadcast in a 10-round super bantamweight fight against Las Vegas, Nevada’s Max Ornelas (15-0-1, 5 KOs).
The main event for Golden Boy Fight Night: Diaz, Jr. vs. Zepeda Prelims on Golden Boy Boxing YouTube Jorge “El Niño” Chávez (3-0, 3 KOs) will participate in a six-round super featherweight fight against Houston, Adrian Leyva of Texas (3-3-2, 1 KO).
JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, FORMER IBF SUPER FEATERWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“Zepeda is young, hungry, and a star fighter, but I hope that will bring me the best on Saturday. It looks good on paper, but I’ve been there, done that, and my experience speaks for itself.
“I’ve worked hard on myself the whole time. I enjoy doing what I love to do, which is give a great show to the fans.
“There is a side A-side B. I am the side A.”
WILLIAM “EL CAMARÓN” ZEPEDA, SUPER FEATHERON CONTRENDER:
“There is no A-side or B-side. This is a fight for the fans.
“I am very grateful to my promoter, Golden Boy and my team for bringing out this talent and teaching me new things. These are the types of opponents that put up the best fight and show that we belong. “
ALEXIS “LEX” ROCHA, NABO WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“I’m just living my dream. Who would have thought that a chubby 11-year-old would be here on the patch to claim a world title.
“From now on, I will give more effort to accept my part. My focus right now is Jesus Perez.”
JESUS “RICKY” PEREZ, WELTERWEIGHT FIGHTER:
“You’re going to see a more complete, focused fighter when I get in the ring with Rocha. You’re going to see more character from me. The winner on Saturday night is the fans.
“God willing, we will shock the fans after Saturday.”
ARELY MUCINO, THE BEST BALL WOMAN:
“This fight brings a lot of emotions. The meaning behind the fight is much deeper. We have worked for many years to get back on top, and become world champions again. This is my father’s dream and my dream. I have I’ve struggled a lot in my life, and look, we’re here to fulfill this dream. It’s very important for me to fulfill this dream for my father.”
ERIC GOMEZ, PRESIDENT OF GOLDEN BOY
“JoJo Diaz is one of the best fighters we have. He’ll take any challenge. He’s a great guy, a great old champion, and he works hard. He doesn’t take Zepeda lightly. You can give JoJo the edge just because he’s better. friction.
“With Zepeda, you’ve got a young, hungry kid trying to do that. He’s fighting a guy with a bigger name. It’s going to be fireworks.”
Diaz, Jr. vs. Zepeda is a 12 rounder fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The fight will take place on Saturday, October 29 and will be broadcast live on DAZN worldwide. Hennessy “Don’t Stop. Never Bet” and “BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Specialist.
Tickets for Diaz, Jr. vs. Zepeda are on sale and retail for $125, $80, $60, $40 and $25 excluding applicable service charges. Tickets will be available for purchase at AXS.com, PechangaArenaSD.com and GoldenBoyPromotions.com.