|Real name||Joseph Pedroza Diaz Jr.|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
|Born||November 23, 1992|
South El Monte, California, U.S.
|Wins by KO||15|
Joseph Pedroza Diaz Jr. (born November 23, 1992) from South El Monte, California is an American boxer who competed in the 2012 Olympics as a bantamweight and is the current NABF Featherweight Champion.
Early life and education
Joseph is of Mexican descent. He attended Kranz Intermediate at the age of 12-14. He is left-handed and fights southpaw. As a child he played baseball but took up boxing to learn self-defense. He is coached by his father. He attended South El Monte High School.
Prior to the Olympic Trials, Joseph was the two-time reigning national champion at bantamweight that included a win over Antonio Nieves. Diaz became the first American boxer to qualify for the 2012 Olympics by becoming a quarter-finalist at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships, where he defeated both 2004 Olympic silver medalist Worapoj Petchkoom of Thailand and former world championship bronze medalist Óscar Valdez of Mexico but lost to Lázaro Álvarez. Díaz was the 2011 U.S. National Champion at Featherweight at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Diaz fought in the 2010-11 World Series of Boxing
World Series of Boxing record
|1 Win, 1 Loss|
|Loss||1–1||Los Angeles Matadors||Braulio Ávila (Mexico Guerreros)||0-3||2011-04-13||Los Angeles, U.S.|
|Win||1–0||Los Angeles Matadors||Ronny Beblik (Memphis Force)||3-0||2011-02-28||Memphis, U.S.|
Diaz made his professional debut in 2012 against Vincent Alfaro winning by Unanimous Decision in four rounds and also scored a knockdown in the fourth,then on February 2, 2013 Diaz would go on to fight Jose Ruiz of Puerto Rico and win by TKO on the undercard of Frankie Gomez vs Lanard Lane.
On May 9, 2015, Diaz defeated Giovanni Delgado via unanimous decision on the undercard of the Saul Alvarez vs James Kirkland fight. He stepped up competition against veteran Rene Alvarado in a fight televised on HBO Latino in July 2015 and on Dec. 18, Diaz Jr. defeated Hugo Partida and earned the NABF Featherweight Title. He has since successfully defended his title twice against Jayson Velez and Victor Proa.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|30 fights||29 wins||1 loss|
|Win||29–1||Freddy Fonseca||TKO||7||2019-05-04||T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||28–1||Charles Huerta||UD||10||2019-02-09||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||27–1||Jesús Rojas||UD||12||2018-08-11||Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, U.S.|
|Loss||26–1||Gary Russell Jr.||UD||12||2018-05-19||MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S.||For WBC featherweight title|
|Win||26–0||Victor Terrazas||KO||3||2018-02-22||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California||Retained NABF and NABO featherweight titles|
|Win||25–0||Rafael Rivera||UD||12||2017-09-16||T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada||Retained NABO featherweight title|
|Win||24–0||Manuel Ávila||UD||10||2017-05-06||T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada||Won vacant NABO featherweight title; |
Retained NABF featherweight title
|Win||23–0||Horacio Garcia||UD||10||2016-12-17||The Forum, Inglewood, California||Retained NABF featherweight title|
|Win||22–0||Andrew Cancio||TKO||9||2016-09-17||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas||Retained NABF featherweight title|
|Win||21–0||Victor Proa||KO||2||2016-07-30||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California||Retained NABF featherweight title|
|Win||20–0||Jayson Velez||UD||10||2016-04-23||Oracle Arena, Oakland, California||Retained NABF featherweight title|
|Win||19–0||Hugo Partida||TKO||2||2015-12-18||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California||Won vacant NABF featherweight title|
|Win||18–0||Ruben Tamayo||UD||10||2015-10-23||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||17–0||Rene Alvarado||UD||10||2015-07-11||LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California|
|Win||16–0||Giovanni Delgado||UD||10||2015-05-09||Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas|
|Win||15–0||Juan Luis Hernandez||TKO||3||2015-03-06||Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California|
|Win||14–0||Jose Angel Beranza||UD||10||2014-12-08||Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas|
|Win||13–0||Roberto Castaneda||RTD||4 (10)||2014-11-13||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||12–0||Raul Hidalgo||TKO||7||2014-09-29||State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas|
|Win||11–0||Ramiro Robles||UD||10||2014-07-09||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||10–0||Luis Maldonado||UD||6||2014-04-26||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|Win||9–0||Joivany Fuentes||TKO||5(8)||2014-03-08||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||8–0||Carlos Rodriguez||TKO||7(8)||2013-12-13||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||7–0||Noel Mendoza||KO||3(6)||2013-08-24||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|Win||6–0||Luis Cosme||KO||1(6)||2013-7-20||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||5–0||Rigoberto Casillas||RTD||3(6)||2013-06-08||Home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Win||4–0||Eric Gotay||TKO||3(6)||2013-05-03||Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||3–0||Alberto Cupido||UD||6||2013-03-16||Grand Oasis Resort, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico|
|Win||2–0||Jose Ruiz||TKO||2(4)||2013-02-02||Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||1–0||Vicente Afaro||UD||4||2012-12-15||LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California|
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