Eddie hearn, President of Matchroom, believes that Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz is willing to fight against Devin Haney, but see a fight easier before Ryan Garcia.
“I’ve said it before, it’s one of the most bizarre situations when you have two fighters now,” he said. Hearn to the DAZN Boxing Show. “One of them is Ryan Garcia who won a knockout match to go with Devin Haney and in the end he ended up evading it, and the other is Jo Jo Diaz who spoke at the time of going for Devin and now he talks about fighting with Garcia“.
The comments of Hearn They come days after Jo Jo challenged the Mexican American on his return to the ring, after being absent due to psychological problems.
Diaz He told him that it would take him into situations he had never been through before and he would be ready to defeat him.
On the other hand, the fact that both fighters are under the cloak of Golden Boy Promotions would open the door for the return of Ryan in the fall and Jo Jo would be a viable option after his win over Javier Fortuna, rival that he had to face Garcia.
“Jo Jo thinks he’s ready for this fight, but I also think he thinks with Garcia the way is simpler and he also has in mind to explore that option as far as he can ”, considered the English promoter.
Hearn confessed that he spoke to Haney and asked him to start talks with Jo Jo, but they know that the final decision is not in their hands.
“Devin He texted me and said they wanted to start negotiations with Jo Jo, but finally we know that it will depend on what he decides, “he said. “We will not wait for him. With all due respect, he’s a good fighter, but we have a lot more candidate options for Devin. He is the mandatory challenger, but if he decides to fight with Garcia there is not much we can do ”.