Joseph Diaz pounds Charles Huerta en route to unanimous decision win
Former Featherweight world title challenger Joseph Diaz pounded out a ten round unanimous decision (99-91 on all three cards) win over Charles Huerta in a 10-round junior lightweight contest.
Both men are friends and have sparred each other in the past. However, this is boxing and once in the ring, friendship doesn’t matter. Huerta came out fighting in round one, landing nice straight right-hands to the head and body of the southpaw Diaz.
Starting in round two, Diaz got down to business. He began picking his shots, countering the charging challenger with nice left hands to the head and body.
Body-punching is Diaz’s best attribute. Hence, he began to focus on the body of Huerta in round four. He also began to find the range with the jab, keeping Huerta at bay when he wanted to fight from distance.
The success continued into round five. Towards the end of that round, Diaz stunned Huerta with a series of shots to the head and body.
At the midway point, Diaz was in total control and remained so over the second half of the fight. He was workmanlike and professional, consistently landing with jabs, countering Huerta with left hands and right hooks over the body, as well as keeping up with his vaunted body attack. Huerta was willing and continued to fight hard, but didn’t have nearly enough to stay with Diaz.
This was an easy win for Joseph Diaz over his friend and former sparring partner. So, what’s next? A possible showdown against former WBA Jr. Featherweight champion Scott Quigg.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.