Haney defends belt, beats JoJo Diaz Jr. in decision to stay undefeated

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Devin Haney defended his WBC lightweight title by defeating Joseph 'JoJo' Diaz Jr. by unanimous decision at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The 23-year-old remains undefeated and improves his record to 27-0 with 15 knockouts. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Diaz falls to 32-2-1 with 15 KOs. Neither boxer has been knocked down in their careers.

Despite losing via unanimous decision, the southpaw put up a good fight against Haney in the 12-round bout, with two judges scoring 117-111 and one at 116-112.

Haney's victory seems to set up a fight against George Kambosos Jr., who currently holds the WBA, WBO, IBF titles in the 135-pound division. The 28-year-old Australian beat Teofimo Lopez last week at Madison Square Garden and attended Saturday's event.

Following the bout, Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) expressed interest in taking on Haney and wants the fight to take place in Australia.

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