We’re just a day away from the WBC lightweight championship fight between Devin Hanyey and Joseph Diaz.
The bout is scheduled for Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, US. Diaz will be looking to become a two-weigh champion. Even though a lot of people are writing him off, Diaz believes he has the experience and the skills to upset the oddsmakers and to dethrone Haney.
“Experience will be a key factor in my victory, but my power, speed and boxing ability are important too and I think that they are being underestimated,” said Diaz, Jr. “I’m a 2012 Olympian, I’ve been a World champion, I’ve boxed great fighters and I’ve paid my dues to get here. I’m here for a reason and from my hard work, and that’s going to be the difference.
“Devin is an elusive and smart defensive fighter, but I don’t feel he has the experience that I have. He has good range, and he uses his jab to keep on the outside, but it’s nothing I haven’t seen before, I’ve seen multiple styles in the ring and whatever he brings, I’ll adapt.
“I feel that he’s the kind of guy that doesn’t have confidence in himself and he needs people around him to boost, build and gain his confidence. Me – I am self-confident, self-motivated, I know what I am doing and what I am capable of, and I am going to get him out of there.”