Before them at the crossroads, former IBF Super Featherweight World Champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (32-2-1, 15 KOs) and undefeated, rising star William “El Camarón” Zepeda (26-0, 23 KOs). ) hosted a media preview at the BXNG CLUB in San Diego for the upcoming 12-round fight.
The match will be played at the Pechanga Arena San Diego this Saturday, October 29 on DAZN.
Also part of the media exercise, co-main event Alexis “Lex” Rocha (20-1, 13 KOs) will defend his NABO Welterweight title and hungry challenge from Tijuana, Mexico, Jesus “Ricky” Perez ( 24-3, 18). KOs) in a 10-round fight.
Monterrey, Mexico’s Arely Mucino (31-3-2, 11 KOs) will challenge 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 will be Jorge “El Niño” Chávez (3-0, 3 KOs) who will participate in a six-round Super Featherweight fight. and Houston, Adrian Leyva of Texas (3-3-2, 1 KO).
Here is what the fighters said:
JOSEPH “JOJO” DIAZ, FORMER IBF SUPER FEATERWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“I know this is a tough fight. It’s sink or swim. I’m a fighter – I have that in me and I’ll fight anyone. I want to fight the best. I always want to challenge myself.
“I’m always moving forward – even with my losses, I don’t look at them as losses. I look at them as lessons learned. Zepeda is a tough fighter, and I know he’s hungry for a title shot that will make this a big one.” fight for me personally because he will come forward and become a troublemaker.”
WILLIAM “EL CAMARÓN” ZEPEDA, SUPER FEATHERON CONTRENDER:
“I had a really great training camp. I know I have a complicated fight ahead of me but I am motivated and well prepared as always.
“I used to train in a high position [10,000 feet above sea level in Jiquipilco, Mexico]. We enjoy training there because we are very focused on training.
“I was very happy when I got the call for this fight. I have always wanted opportunities like this. I have trained very hard for this, and this fight will not be an exception. We are very focused and focused because we know that this is a great opportunity.”
ALEXIS “LEX” ROCHA, NABO WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“I’m a quiet person, but when I get in the ring I let my hands do the talking. I love what I do. Many people hate me. Lots of big names, but that’s how it is. I have “Ricky” Perez in front of me and I have work to do.
“All my thoughts are different from the loss of Rashidi Ellis. It’s a kill or be killed situation in the ring now. I know my opponent will come in determined and motivated to win.”
JESUS “RICKY” PEREZ, WELTERWEIGHT FIGHTER:
“This is a fight that we are destined to fight in. We are well prepared for this fight. Everyone will see the results of our plans come nightfall. I hope the fans will see a great performance from both of us. I am very proud to represent the people of Tijuana and San Diego since I trained here. I would feel right at home. This is not the first time I have been a citizen, and I have given my share of surprises as a b-side. “
ARELY MUCINO, THE BEST BALL WOMAN:
“I’m happy because the week of fighting has come to an end and I thank God for giving me the opportunity to bring out this crazy dream. The emotions are building up, and I just want it to be Saturday already.
“My fans can expect me to put on a show. Everyone knows that female boxers start working from the first round, and this fight will not be. This is Mexico and Argentina, and I will represent my country’s flag proudly. This fight is dedicated with a lot of love to my father, because I will carry on the legacy he left so that we can continue.”
LEONELA YUDICA, THE CURRENT IBF FEMALE CHAMPIONSHIP:
“I successfully defended my title 10 times in Argentina. I’m very happy with this fight because I’ve been waiting for a long time to be able to fight in the world. Not many people know who I am, but after this fight they will.
“She is a Mexican fighter, so she will come into the ring like a tough fighter. I will have in front of me a very experienced boxer and a former world champion. This will be a tough fight, right in the division. physical and technical. But I calmed down because I prepared this fight.”
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.