2021 Feb 13

Joseph Diaz vs. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov

12 rounds, for Diaz IBF junior lightweight title

Joseph Diaz went in to his fight with Tevin farmer as the underdog and most insiders were counting on Farmer to outpoint him as Farmer was seen as too technical for.5, Diaz. We correctly predicted that Joseph Diaz would pull off the upset as we though that he was better than the perception of him and perhaps that Farmer was a little bit overvalued. Now all of sudden people are writing of Farmer completely just after that loss and that is also wrong. Diaz is now walking in to another very hard fight against russian fighter Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov who is not known to the casual fans but he is a real fighter. In Rakhimov´s last fight he came from behind and scored a late knockout in a very impressive fashion. Diaz will definetely have to put in another spectacular performance if he is to remain a World Champion. The fight is taking place in california which is a major advantage for Diaz and we would like to think that Diaz will edge the close rounds with the judges. Diaz is very experienced at the top level and he won´t be overwhelmed by anybody in this weight class even if he doesn´t beat them all.

Diaz is proven at the top level and Rakhimov is not. Furthermore Diaz has the home advantage and he most likely is the better fighter of two. Our Pick is Joseph Diaz to win this fight currently priced at -200 (1.50 decimal odds)

The Pick: Joseph Diaz to win fight
Odds: -200 (1.50 decimal odds)
Units: 2
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