Who is Joseph Diaz?
Joseph Diaz is famous in the boxing industry. He is a professional boxer who plays for the featherweight category. This 27-year-old player has made his name by playing 31 matches so far and losing just one match.
|Full Name||Joseph Pedroza Diaz Jr.|
|Birth Date||23rd of November, 1992|
|Birth Place||San Gabriel Valley, South El Monte, California, U.S|
|Father||Joseph Pedroza Diaz Sr.|
|Height||5 feet and 6 inches|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Joseph Pedroza Diaz Jr. was born on the 23rd of November, 1992 in a city located in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley, South El Monte in California, U.S. His father’s name is Joseph Pedroza Diaz Sr. He was born to an ordinary family with no boxing backgrounds. However, his father coached him to box in the early years.
Diaz stands to 5 feet and 6 inches(168 cm) tall. Furthermore, he has a reach of 64 inches (163 centimeters). Joseph’s star sign is Sagitarrius and is Mexican by ethnicity. While boxing, his stance is Southpaw, which means he has his right hand and right foot forward and leads with right jabs and left cross right hook. Apart from boxing, Diaz loves baseball and also played for some minor leagues during his early years. He was selected by the college coach to play college baseball, but he still chose boxing as his professional career.
Joseph completed his high school education in the South El Monte High School, located in South El Monte, California.
The Amateur Career of Joseph Diaz
Before playing the featherweight championships, Joseph once played in the bantamweight and was able to become a two-time reigning champion winning over opponent Antonio Nieves. He then participated in the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships and was able to reach the quarter-finals. Diaz then qualified for the 2012 Olympics. Furthermore, he is the first American boxer that qualified for the Olympics in 2012.
Professional Boxing Career
Till January of 2020, Diaz has played a total of 32 matches and has lost only match since. He has won 15 of the games by knockout and 16 of the matches by decision. He lost one match by decision.
His professional debut match was against Vicente Alfaro Martinez of Mexico on the 15th of December, 2012, in the Memorial Sports Arena. In the game, he won by Unanimous Decision. He then played a game against Puerto Rican Jose Ruiz on the 2nd of February, 2013 and won the game by Total KO. His next match was against Alberto Cupido on the 16th ofMarch the same year. Joseph won the match by Unanimous Decision. His fourth win game on the same year on the 3rd of May against Eric Gotay.
Joseph’s next match happened on the 8th of June, 2013, against Rigoberto Casillas. He won this match by corner retirement. He played his sixth match against Luis Cosme on the 20th of July and won by KO. Diaz won his seventh match against Noel Mendoza on the 24th of August, 2013, in the StubHub Center in California. He then won another game against Carlos Rodriguez on the 13th of December by TKO.
More About His Career
In 2014, his first match was against Joivany Fuentes on the 8th of March. He won this match by TKO. He then played another game on the 26th of April against Luis Maldonado and won by Unanimous Decision. Diaz then won another game against Ramiro Robles on the 9th of July by Unanimous Decision. His next match was against Raul Hidalgo on the 29th of September on the State Farm Arena. He won the game by TKO. Furthermore, Joseph then won another match against Roberto Castaneda by Corner Retirement on the 13th of November. His fourteenth win was against Jose Angel Beranza by Unanimous Decision on the 8th of December.
Diaz’s first match in 2015 was against Juan Luis Hernandez, which he won by TKO. He then won another game by Unanimous Decision against Giovanni Delgado on the 9th of March. He recorded his seventeenth win in a match against Rene Alvarado by Unanimous Decision on the 11th of July. Furthermore, he won another game by Unanimous Decision on the 23rd of October against Ruben Tamayo. His final game in 2015 was against Hugo Partida on the 18th of December, which he won by TKO.
In 2016, Joseph’s first match was against Jayson Velez on the 23rd of April, which he won by Unanimous Decision. He then won another game by KO against Victor Proa on the 30th of July. Joseph recorded his twenty-second win on the 17th of September against Andrew Cancio by TKO. He then played his final match of 2016 against Horacio Garcia and won by Unanimous Decision.
Some More Information
Joseph played only two games in 2017. His first match was on the 6th of May against Manuel Avila, which he won by Unanimous Decision. The boxer won another match again by Unanimous Decision against Rafael Rivera. He played his first match of 2018 on the 22nd of February against Victor Terrazas, which he won by KO. Joseph lost his first match after 26 consecutive wins on the 19th of May against Gary Russell Jr. He lost the match by Unanimous Decision. His last match of 2018 was on the 11th of August against Jesus Rojas, which he won by Unanimous Decision.
In 2019, his first match was against Charles Huerta on the 9th of February, which he won by Unanimous Decision. Joseph then won another match on the 4th of May by TKO against Freddy Fonseca. His thirty-first match was against Jesus Cuadro on the 21st of September, which he won by Majority Decision. His latest match was against Tevin Farmer, which he won by Unanimous Decision.
Net Worth of Joseph Diaz
Joseph’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.