IBF Featherweight Champion (up to 59 kg), American Joseph Diaz (31-1-0, 15 KO), discussing at the final press conference the upcoming fight with Russian challenger Shavkat Rakhimov (15-0-0, 12 KO), admitted that he took the little-known rival very seriously.
“Right now I’m focused on getting into the ring and showing myself. I want to show the fans that I am the best fighter in the division. I didn’t perform for a year, my son was born, and I managed to enjoy the life of an ordinary person, but now I am facing a serious challenge.
We take the fight very seriously and we have a great idea of what it is. Yes, Rakhimov is a threat, but believe me, on Saturday we will adjust to everything, ”said the fighter.