Devin Honey, an American, retained his light belt at the World Boxing Council (WBC) by deciding unanimously in a fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The champion came out dominating with his hand speed and high reach against the most inactive Diaz.
Diaz responded in the fourth round and from that moment on began to join hands strongly. Honey relieved Diaz’s pressure by responding to the counter, although his punches did not hurt Diaz.
Seeing the score lagging behind and being technically inferior, Thias looked for a knockout, but found Hani showing good moves and fast hands at the counter.
In the final round Diaz went out in search of a knockout, sometimes touching Honey and seeming he could turn the fight around, but Honey quickly recovered and dominated.
Honey won by a unanimous decision of 117-111, 117-111, 116-112.
With this win, Honey (27-0 with 15 KOs) and Theas (32-2-1 with 15 KOs) remain unbeaten.
Honey showed his best boxing against a tough opponent, however he showed his little boxing again. With this victory Honey will seek to combine titles against the latest WBA, IBF and WBO champions. George Campos.