Results: Diaz vs Perez Highlights (Video)

By Dan Ambrose - 02/15/2024 - Comments

Jesus Perez from Tijuana, Mexico, delivered a memorable performance, clinching a career-shaping win against former World Champion Joseph Diaz Jr. from South El Monte. The super lightweight headline fight was an all-out battle, with Diaz Jr. facing a penalty for shoving Perez out of the ring in the fifth round. The judges’ scores were tight, at 95-45, 94-96, and 90-99, tipping the split decision win in Perez’s favor. The event unfolded at The Commerce Casino & Hotel and was streamed globally on DAZN.

Jesus Perez reflected on the night’s success, stating, “The effort paid off tonight. Like all fighters, I’ve weathered tough storms, but we dug deep and emerged victorious tonight. Diaz is a true warrior, and despite him being pegged as the likely winner, we never eased up and chased our dream until it became reality.”

Joseph Diaz Jr. expressed his frustration, asserting, “I won this fight! I pour my heart into training for the fans. My gratitude to all of you!”

The evening’s co main event headline saw Eric Tudor from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, stage a triumphant comeback in a six-round super welterweight clash against Luis Ramos from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. The bout saw Tudor winning unanimously, with all judges in agreement at 80-72. Also featured in the DAZN lineup was Jorge Chavez from San Diego facing off against Diuhl Olguin from Guadalajara, Mexico, in a gripping six-round featherweight bout. Chavez showed resilience after an early knockdown, with judges ultimately deeming him the winner by unanimous decision with scores of 58-55, 60-54, and 58-55.

In a swift lightweight encounter, Joshua Garcia from Moreno Valley, California, squared off against Eric Lozada from Los Angeles, ending the bout with a decisive right hand at 1:45 in the opening round. The night kicked off with Sasha Tudor from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, battling it out with Josias Gonzalez from Jalisco, Mexico, in a middleweight matchup that concluded with a split draw, as per the judges’ scorecards at 38-38, 37-39 for Gonzalez, and 39-37 for Tudor.

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