Devin Haney and Joseph Diaz Agree to Fight in November 2021

Published 07/11/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Devin Haney trains during the Devin Haney Media Workout at Rathbone Boxing Club on September 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)


The current lightweight division of boxing is filled with highly skilled technicians, ready to roar inside the ring every time. Out of all of them, the WBC champ, Devin Haney, has made a place of his own in a very short span of time. The young gun, who is one of the most competitive boxers at present, is eager to get his hands on the best of his division.

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Until now, Haney has tested himself against some veterans and young forces like him. And in these fights, he has retained his immaculate stint, thus looking to become a lightweight legend of boxing.

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Recently, the WBC champ entered a verbal tussle with the newly crowned WBC interim lightweight champ, Joseph Diaz. The duo exchanged some cosmic blows with each other on Twitter, and they eventually ended up challenging each other for a fight in November 2021.

‘The Dream’ hinted at an October booking.

Diaz wrote, “November we gotta deal.”

To which ‘The Dream’ reverted, “BET”

Diaz recently won his fight against Javier Fortuna for the WBC interim strap. This contest went the distance. It was ‘Jo Jo’ who claimed a magnetic unanimous decision win.

With that win, Diaz has put himself in the top of contention for a fight against the champ, Haney. Now, his sole aim would be to smother ‘The Dream’ and claim his title to solidify his position at the peak.

Will it be so easy for Joseph Diaz to beat Devin Haney?

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‘Jo Jo’ put on a staggering performance against Fortuna in his last fight. He used his primal skills to get his hand raised. However, beating someone as elite as Haney would demand more than what he usually brings to the table. As a result, Diaz will have to extensively work on his prowess if he wishes to snatch Haney’s belt.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – MAY 25: Devin Haney and Antonio Moran walk to their corners between rounds during the WBC and WBO Inter-Continental lightweight championship fight at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on May 25, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

It’ll be interesting to see if this pair actually locks horns with each other in November 2021.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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