Saturday night will be chock full of championship fights, the IBF junior lightweight title belt will on the line. Joseph Diaz will defend his title for the first time against Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov on Friday. Here’s the full breakdown of how you can watch the bout.
How to watch Joseph Diaz vs. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov will challenge Joseph Diaz for his IBF junior lightweight title at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indo, California on Saturday. The card starts at 8 p.m. ET and ring walks for Diaz and Rakhimov are expected at around 11:00 p.m. ET.
This title fight will live stream exclusively on DAZN, where you can sign up for a monthly or annual subscription. A monthly subscription is $19.99, while an annual subscription is $99.99. With a DAZN login, you can watch the fight on your computer, smart TV, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Xbox and PS4. You can also use your Android or Apple cell phone stream the Diaz vs. Rakhimov fight using the DAZN app.
Diaz boasts an impressive 31-1 record and hasn’t lost since he fell to current WBC featherweight titleholder Gary Russell Jr. in 2018. He’s a well-rounded fighter who’s won 15 fights by knockout and another 16 by decision. His opponent has yet to face defeat, though.
Rakhimov is a perfect 15-0 and has won 12 bouts by knockout. He currently holds the IBO super featherweight title, which he won by besting Emanuel Lopez in 2017. The Russian has looked impressive in his young boxing career and has showcased plenty of power, but his lack of experience could hurt him here.
- Main event: Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov for Diaz’s IBF Junior Lightweight title
- Patrick Teixeira vs. Brian Castano for Teixeira’s WBO Junior Middleweight title
- Ronny Rios vs. Oscar Negrete; Junior Featherweight
- Shane Mosley Jr. vs. Jason Quigley; Middleweight
- Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Morgan Fitch; Super Middleweight
- Azat Hovhannisyam vs. Enrique Bernache; Junior Featherweight
- Victor Morales vs. Jose Gonzalez; Featherweight
- Dalis Kaleiopu vs. Eduardo Sanchez; Lightweight
- Elnur Abduraimov vs. TBA; Lightweight