After a number of twists and turns, Devin Haney and Joseph Diaz Jr. have reportedly agreed to terms for a lightweight title fight. According to ESPN and DAZN, the fight will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on either December 3 or December 4.
Noted boxing insider Mike Coppinger reports that contracts have not yet been signed. However, there are early indications that there will be a rematch clause in the event that Haney loses the first fight of his professional career.
Haney-Diaz Jr. could add more excitement for what will be an exciting fourth quarter in the world of boxing. Earlier this month, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder squared off for the heavyweight title. This weekend, Jamel Herring will defend his junior lightweight title against Shakur Stevenson in Atlanta. Not long thereafter, Canelo Plant will fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for the super middleweight title and Terence Crawford will defend his welterweight title against Shawn Porter.
After Thanksgiving, the lightweight division will be the focus of boxing. Teofimo Lopez Jr. is scheduled to defend the IBF lightweight title against George Kambosos in New York on November 27. A few days later, Haney will fight Diaz Jr. in Las Vegas. During that same weekend, Gervonta Davis will share the ring with Rolly Romero in Los Angeles. Capping things off, Vasiliy Lomachenko will battle Richard Comey in New York on December 11.
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