Joseph Diaz: “I’m Staying Positive”

By: Sean Crose "I'm staying positive," Joseph Diaz announced via video on social media Friday while his young son swung on a swing behind him. Diaz had, of course, recently received the news that Ryan Garcia had to drop out of their anticipated November 27th bout due to an injured hand. According to CBS, "Garcia will undergo surgery for the injury on Monday and is expected to be sidelined into 2022." Fortunately for Diaz, Devin Haney appears to be willing to at least try to make a bout with the man, ASAP. "Let’s make this fight happen Dec 3rd," Haney tweeted. "I know that everything happens for a reason," Diaz said on the video, while admitting "it’s unfortunate I couldn’t beat Ryan’s ass." Fresh off a July win against Javier Fortuna, Diaz was looking forward to a high profile bout with the popular and outspoken Garcia. Now, however, the 32-1-1 Californian is looking to stay optimistic. "I’m staying positive," he claimed. "I’m still working to get a fight date with Devin Haney now." Should a throwdown between Diaz and Haney happen, it would definitely help compensate fans for the loss of a match between Diaz and Garcia. Still, Garcia would have been more apt to have brought in casual eyeballs. "I just know that everything happens for reason," said Diaz. Although he had tweeted "Ryan Garcia a bitch," and "Ryan got a hand injury shadow boxing… pussy," Diaz appeared to be more gracious in the video. "I wish Ryan Garcia a speedy recovery," he said, "if he is really injured and if he really does have a hand injury." Regardless, Diaz then went on to add: "I can’t be waiting on his bitch ass." Sure enough, Garcia has had a difficult year, first stepping back from his career for a spell due to mental health reasons, and now this. As for Diaz, the 28 year old has been keeping busy, already having fought twice this year, against Fortuna, and against Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov (who he battled to a draw), respectively. Before that, Diaz bested Tevin Farmer before the the Covid pandemic kicked in during early 2020. Those are three name fighters in a row, with another big name - first Garcia, now Haney - perhaps on deck. Whatever can be said about Diaz, the man isn't taking it easy on himself. Hopefully the former world titlist - who has only lost once, to Gary Russell, no less - will find proper compensation for his efforts. The post Joseph Diaz: “I’m Staying Positive” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Joseph Diaz: “I’m Staying Positive”

By: Sean Crose

"I'm staying positive," Joseph Diaz announced via video on social media Friday while his young son swung on a swing behind him. Diaz had, of course, recently received the news that Ryan Garcia had to drop out of their anticipated November 27th bout due to an injured hand. According to CBS, "Garcia will undergo surgery for the injury on Monday and is expected to be sidelined into 2022." Fortunately for Diaz, Devin Haney appears to be willing to at least try to make a bout with the man, ASAP. "Let’s make this fight happen Dec 3rd," Haney tweeted.

"I know that everything happens for a reason," Diaz said on the video, while admitting "it’s unfortunate I couldn’t beat Ryan’s ass." Fresh off a July win against Javier Fortuna, Diaz was looking forward to a high profile bout with the popular and outspoken Garcia. Now, however, the 32-1-1 Californian is looking to stay optimistic. "I’m staying positive," he claimed. "I’m still working to get a fight date with Devin Haney now." Should a throwdown between Diaz and Haney happen, it would definitely help compensate fans for the loss of a match between Diaz and Garcia. Still, Garcia would have been more apt to have brought in casual eyeballs. "I just know that everything happens for reason," said Diaz.

Although he had tweeted "Ryan Garcia a bitch," and "Ryan got a hand injury shadow boxing… pussy," Diaz appeared to be more gracious in the video. "I wish Ryan Garcia a speedy recovery," he said, "if he is really injured and if he really does have a hand injury." Regardless, Diaz then went on to add: "I can’t be waiting on his bitch ass." Sure enough, Garcia has had a difficult year, first stepping back from his career for a spell due to mental health reasons, and now this.

As for Diaz, the 28 year old has been keeping busy, already having fought twice this year, against Fortuna, and against Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov (who he battled to a draw), respectively. Before that, Diaz bested Tevin Farmer before the the Covid pandemic kicked in during early 2020. Those are three name fighters in a row, with another big name - first Garcia, now Haney - perhaps on deck. Whatever can be said about Diaz, the man isn't taking it easy on himself. Hopefully the former world titlist - who has only lost once, to Gary Russell, no less - will find proper compensation for his efforts.

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Joet Gonzalez speaks candidly on fighting in someone else’s backyard again, lessons learned, and unsatisfied fight fans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x2-HlBLUOA Photo Courtesy of Golden Boy Boxing "I don't think I get the respect, but it is what it is. These boxing people are never going to be happy. You know, I'm the type of fighter that's always going to express myself. I want to fight the best the top guys win or lose. And people don't see that. They just see a loss and it's over, but, they don't see who I fought. They just think I'm a bum, but it is what it is. I'm here to fight the best, win, lose, or draw. " - Joet Gonzalez Joet Gonzalez aims to put the best of his abilities together as he challenges Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO featherweight title. A showdown with the potential to be all action will further excite an already talent-filled weight class. His last outing resulted in an exciting victory over Miguel Marriaga by unanimous decision in 2020. A win he is proud of following the loss against Shakur Stevenson in 2019. But of the two, it was the loss that taught the greater lessons. The loss against Stevenson, especially how it was promoted [taught me the most]. I got a lot of backlash and it is what it is. People, can think what they want or say what they want about me. I know who I am as a person. A lot of people, if they were in my shoes, would take the loss and quit. And especially with that promotion that I had, that backstory, [other] fighters would lose their minds. But I've shown the public that I'm here to fight the best and I'm strong-minded. I took on Marriaga and I came on with the victory there. Now again, I'm going to a backyard, you know, territory, three straight fights in a row, and I'm taking on another world champion. I'm just showing the people who I am.  Ahead of Friday night's clash at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, Gonzalez spoke to BoxingInsider.com. Speaking candidly, Gonzalez discussed the challenge at hand, what the loss against Stevenson taught him, and unappreciative fight fans. Navarrete vs Gonzalez takes place Friday, Oct 15 at the Pechanga Arena San Diego. The bout will be broadcast on ESPN+ at 5:30 PDT The post Joet Gonzalez speaks candidly on fighting in someone else’s backyard again, lessons learned, and unsatisfied fight fans appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Joet Gonzalez speaks candidly on fighting in someone else’s backyard again, lessons learned, and unsatisfied fight fans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x2-HlBLUOA
Photo Courtesy of Golden Boy Boxing

"I don't think I get the respect, but it is what it is. These boxing people are never going to be happy. You know, I'm the type of fighter that's always going to express myself. I want to fight the best the top guys win or lose. And people don't see that. They just see a loss and it's over, but, they don't see who I fought. They just think I'm a bum, but it is what it is. I'm here to fight the best, win, lose, or draw. " - Joet Gonzalez

Joet Gonzalez aims to put the best of his abilities together as he challenges Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO featherweight title. A showdown with the potential to be all action will further excite an already talent-filled weight class.

His last outing resulted in an exciting victory over Miguel Marriaga by unanimous decision in 2020. A win he is proud of following the loss against Shakur Stevenson in 2019. But of the two, it was the loss that taught the greater lessons.

The loss against Stevenson, especially how it was promoted [taught me the most]. I got a lot of backlash and it is what it is. People, can think what they want or say what they want about me. I know who I am as a person. A lot of people, if they were in my shoes, would take the loss and quit. And especially with that promotion that I had, that backstory, [other] fighters would lose their minds. But I've shown the public that I'm here to fight the best and I'm strong-minded. I took on Marriaga and I came on with the victory there. Now again, I'm going to a backyard, you know, territory, three straight fights in a row, and I'm taking on another world champion. I'm just showing the people who I am. 

Ahead of Friday night's clash at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, Gonzalez spoke to BoxingInsider.com. Speaking candidly, Gonzalez discussed the challenge at hand, what the loss against Stevenson taught him, and unappreciative fight fans.

Navarrete vs Gonzalez takes place Friday, Oct 15 at the Pechanga Arena San Diego. The bout will be broadcast on ESPN+ at 5:30 PDT

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