2012 Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. (19-0, 11 KOs) will put his unbeaten streak on the line against Jayson Velez on March 26, as the co-feature of the HBO telecast of Andre Ward vs. Sullivan Barrera in Oakland.
Diaz-Velez will be a 10-round featherweight bout, and will open up the broadcast at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
“I am excited and very grateful about making my debut on HBO” said Diaz. “HBO is known for putting on the best fights and I feel honored to defend my title for the fight time on the network. Every fighter dreams to fight on a big stage like HBO and I am grateful to my team, Golden Boy Promotions, my manager Ralph Heredia and my father and trainer for helping me get to this point in my career. I know Jayson Velez is a very tough contender, but I promise not to let my team and my fans down.”