JOSEPH “JO JO” DIAZ JR. AND TAISHAN LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS

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JOSEPH “JO JO” DIAZ JR. AND TAISHAN LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS

DIAZ JR. FIGHTS FOR THE VACANT NABF FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE ON DECEMBER 18 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO AND AIRING LIVE ON BOXEO ESTELAR ON ESTRELLA TV

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 10, 2015) – 2012 U.S. Olympian and undefeated featherweight sensation Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (18-0, 10 KOs) and Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (5-0, 3KOs) today hosted a Los Angeles media workout ahead of their upcoming fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, Dec. 18. Also present at the workout was Rafael Gramajo (5-1-1, 2 KOs) from Los Angeles, who will face off against Michael Gaxiola (4-4) of Modesto, Calif. in the 6-round super bantamweight non-televised fight featured on the RING TV Live Stream.

Diaz Jr. will fight in a 10-round featherweight main event against Mexico City, Mexico’s Hugo “Olimpico” Partida (20-6-2, 15 KOs) for the vacant NABF featherweight title live on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV. Taishan will make his fourth appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in a four-round heavyweight bout against an opponent Daniel Arambula (3-1 1 KO) of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Below is what the fighters had to say at today’s workout:

JOSEPH DIAZ JR., Undefeated Featherweight Contender:

“It’s a dream come true, and I am so blessed by God to be living in Los Angeles, where I’ve had more opportunities than elsewhere. This fight has the potential to open a lot of doors for me if I get that title. My opponent is very durable, and he’s strong, but I’m very focused and my training camp has been dedicated to make sure we bring a great performance.

“I feel like I am in the spotlight right now so I need to keep on working hard and improving and progressing. I use that a motivation every single day when I wake up.

“I’m looking to land some vicious body shots during this fight.

“I’m the next big thing in my weight class and I want to take care of business.”

RAFEAL GRAMAJO, Super Bantamweight Prospect:

“I love boxing. I am someone who can adapt to any opponents fighting skills, and I train not just physically but emotionally. I don’t have to study other fighters because I know that I can prepare enough to psych them out.”

Diaz Jr. vs. Partida is a 10-round featherweight bout for the NABF featherweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra and Carmelita Chorizo. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.

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