Local Boxer takes on favorites

By Carlos Alvarez Local boxer Joseph Diaz Jr. of South El Monte and the rest of the USA Boxing Team’s hopes of capturing gold in London begins today with first round bouts. Diaz, who likes to be called “JoJo,” takes on favored Pavlo Ishchenko of the Ukraine in the bantamweight division. Although Ishchenko is heavily favored, Diaz Jr. says that he is ready after training hard to get to the…

July 28, 2012