Jo Jo Diaz Hoping to Rope William Zepeda into a Rematch
In his last professional engagement, super lightweight fighter Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz (33-4-1, 15 KO’s) managed to hop back into the win column. He accomplished this by securing a unanimous decision win over Jerry Perez back on July 8. With the win, Jo Jo successfully snapped a three-fight losing streak. Somewhat surprisingly though, during a recent telecast, Diaz called out former opponent William “Camaron” Zepeda (29-0, 25 KO’s) to a rematch.
“I want to get my lick back, I got to get William Zepeda next. That’s what I want to do. Like I said, my last fight with William Zepeda, I feel like I didn’t do what I needed to do. I had a rehydration clause, I couldn’t rehydrate the way I needed to and that’s what dictated the fight. I felt weak and I felt fatigued, but I want to get my lick back!”
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
To his credit, the undefeated Zepeda has picked up two more knockout victories since toppling Diaz. Ranked #2 (WBA), #5 (WBC), #6 (IBF) and #7 (WBO), Zepeda is closing in on a 135-pound title shot. Given his standing with the sanctioning bodies, it’s unlikely that he will indulge Diaz. This is mainly because Jo Jo does not reside anywhere in the top fifteen of any of the four major sanctioning body rankings. Not to mention he is stationed in another division.
Now that he is back in the win column however, it will be interesting to see how Jo Jo bounces back. Hopefully for him, Diaz faces and beats a name significant enough to fling him back into a meaning placing in the rankings. Yet, no matter how it plays out for the Californian, 3Kings Boxing will be here to itemize all the relevant turns of events.