MGM Grand, Las Vegas – WBC light-weight champion Devin Haney (27-, 15 KOs) boxed his way to a twelve spherical unanimous determination above former winner Joseph Diaz (32-2-1, 15 KOs). (shots by Ed Mulholland)
The scores were being 117-111, 117-111, 116-112 for Haney.
Haney was unloading from the length in the 1st spherical. Utilizing his massive access gain, Haney was landing to Diaz’s head and system typically. It was target practice for Haney in the next, with exact punches landing around and above. Diaz was beginning to get closer and landing a number of punches.
Haney continued to unload with punches on Diaz in the 3rd. Diaz was landing here and there, but not ample punches had been connecting. In the fourth, Diaz was coming alive as he started to land good punches to the head and entire body, and he was generating it a very tough battle. Haney regained handle in the fifth, when he commenced to bang absent at Diaz from the length. It was all Haney in the sixth, with a dominating boxing round.
Haney operating around Diaz in the very first 50 percent of the seventh, but Diaz arrived roaring back again in the next 50 percent with quite a few accurate punches to the head and human body. Haney yet again regained command in the 8, as he outboxed Diaz in the spherical. In the ninth, it was give and take with both of those owning their times. Haney had the apparent edge in landed punches during the tenth.
Diaz designed the eleventh near, by backing up Haney and producing it a give and consider fight. In the twelfth, Diaz came out firing to the head and entire body of Haney. It was toe to toe, but Diaz was landing most of the difficult punches. Diaz would punch himself out a little bit by the remaining minute, with Haney beginning to occur alive to finish more powerful.