Jo Jo Diaz Retains Title
NABF Featherweight champion Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz successfully defended his title, defeating tough Puerto Rican Jayson Velez, by UD, after ten rounds, in the main support bout to the Ward-Barrera bill topper, at the Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California
The first round was pure study, with both fighters looking for openings, but not committing themselves . But in the the second,the Mexican-American intensified the offensive and his opponent fought back with vim.
As the rounds piled up Velez was not able to solve the left-handed jab puzzle, his opponent was delivering, until the eighth, when he found his range and landed gsome ood combinations, but it was too little, too late.
In the tenth and final Chapter, Diaz went all out for a KO. But although Velez, ate a big belping of hell for leather, the decisive Sunday punch, never materalized. So to the scorecards of: 98-92, 99-91 and 100-91 all for Diaz.