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Joseph Díaz surpasses Jesús Rojas, but the world title is not credited

Joseph Díaz surpasses Jesús Rojas, but the world title is not credited

The American fighter Joseph Díaz defeated by unanimous decision the Puerto Rican Jesús Rojas, world featherweight champion of the World Association of Boxing (WBA), but the title was not credited because on Friday he did not give the weight of 126 pounds (57,204 kilos).

At the weigh-in ceremony, Rojas weighed 125.8 pounds (57,113 kilos), while Díaz surpassed himself and reached 126.6 (57,476 kilos).

The California State Athletic Commission fined Diaz 20 percent ($ 10,000) of his 50,000 win for failing to make weight.

Half of the fine went to the Commission and the remaining 5,000 went to Rojas, who saw his salary rise to $ 60,000.

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The fight took place at the “Avalon Hollywood” in Hollywood (California), where the judges saw Diaz win and gave him scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113.

The evening was the first of five that contains the contract between the Golden Boy Promotions, the former world champion Oscar de la Hoya, with Facebook, which will broadcast them live.

The first transmission of the contract left much to be desired as many technical failures were recorded.

But the combat was one of constant attack by both sides, with the two fighters fighting a short fight, of mutual and constant attack during the 12 episodes that the combat lasted.

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By the fourth round, the 25-year-old Diaz’s face was scarred and he was bleeding from the nose, making it difficult for him to breathe and perform better.

Rojas, 31, fought always forward looking to win, but Diaz pulled off the best combinations and bursts of punishment.

Statistics indicate that Diaz managed 237 of 771 hits (31 percent) and Rojas connected 202 of 724 (28 percent).

Díaz’s triumph left him with a 27-1 mark, with 14 knockouts, while Rojas lowered it to 26-2-2-1, 19 won on the fast track) .EFE (Photo by )

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