Juan Diaz vs. Cesar Vazquez results

By Jim Dower: Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (42-4, 20 KOs) won his seventh consecutive fight on Saturday night in stopping an overmatched Cesar Vazquez (28-3, 16 KOs) by an 8th round knockout at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Using a strong body attack, Diaz, a former IBF/WBA/WBO lightweight champion, took the fight to Vazquez from round one and worked him over with hard shots.

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Juan Diaz vs. Cesar Vazquez tonight


By Dan Ambrose: Juan Diaz will be fighting tonight against Cesar Vazquez (27-3, 16 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round fight in the lightweight division at the Casino Del Sol, in Tucson, Arizona. The Diaz vs. Vazquez fight will be televised on UniMas tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. It should be a nice little fight between a couple of quality lightweights.

Diaz was out of the ring in 2015 with a torn left rotator cuff injury that kept him out of the ring. Last March, Diaz beat Fernando Garcia by a 9th round TKO win.

Former IBF/WBA/WBO lightweight champion Diaz (41-4, 20 KOs) is trying to get back to the top where he was when he was world champion from 2007 to 2008. It’s going to be tough for Diaz to get back to where he was in the past because he’s getting up there in age and he’s not ranked in the top 15 by any of the sanctioning bodies at the present time.

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Diaz stops Garcia; Alvarado defeats Corral – results

alvarado5By Jim Dower: 32-year-old former lightweight champion Juan Diaz (41-4, 20 KOs) battered an over-matched but game Fernando Garcia (30-8-2, 19 KOs) for eight rounds until finally stopping him in the 9th round on Saturday night in a fight held at light welterweight at the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. This was far from an easy fight for Diaz, as he took a lot of head shots from Garcia at close range. Diaz had to basically tough it out against the journeyman Garcia. The fact that Diaz struggled to defeat Garcia suggests that he’s going to have problems later one when/if he faces a contender in the lightweight division.

Diaz knocked Garcia down in the 9th round with a storm of shots to the head and body. After Garcia got back up, Diaz unloaded on him until referee Laurence Cole pulled the plug on the fight in halting it at 2:24 of the round.

Diaz landed a lot of shots in the fight, but either lacked the power or Garcia had a great chin. It looked a little of both. Diaz’s power wasn’t devastating compared to some of the lightweights in the division. He had to hit Garcia with everything but the kitchen sink but it didn’t do much to him.

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Hearn wants to match Kell Brook with Carson Jones in July, and Julio Diaz in September

brook453By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is looking to have welterweight Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) go over some old ground by facing Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KO’s) in a rematch on July 13th, and then match Brook against Julio Diaz in September in another baffling match-up.

Hearn said to I Flim London “We’re trying to make Carson Jones fight for July the 13th. I think it’s a hell of a fight for Kell to come back in. He has a little bit of unfinished business and I want to shape his tools up. He’s been out since October. I’m trying to make the Julio Diaz fight for September at the Sheffield Arena. I believe he’s a credible opponent for Kell Brook.

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Khan-Diaz: Judgment day for Amir this Saturday

khan53By Matty Buckland: What next for Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO’s) if he fails to deliver this upcoming Saturday night against Julio Diaz (40-7-1, 29 KO’s) in Sheffield, UK? Khan has had a career full of highs and lows and, at the young age of 26, Khan is already trying to rebuild his career after the devastating knockout defeat to Danny Garcia and his point’s loss to Lamont Peterson.

Khans’ career started with a stellar amateur background culminating in an Olympic silver medal. His professional career started off very well before a shock defeat to the relatively unknown Breidis Prescott put a few doubts in a lot of people’s minds.

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Wilder vs. Harrison could steal the show on Khan-Diaz card this Saturday

wilder890By Scott Gilfoid: While the heavyweight clash between the two giants Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) and Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) is been relegated to that of an undercard position on this Saturday’s Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz fight card in Sheffield, I have a strong feeling that this fight could end up stealing the show for the fans that actually get to see it.

The fight card will be televised by BoxNation in the UK, but unfortunately in the United States fans will only see the Khan-Diaz fight with just highlights of the Wilder-Harrison fight shown. Instead of that fight being televised in it’s entirety, U.S boxing fans will be shown Zab Judah vs. Danny Garcia and Peter Quillin vs. Fernando Guerrero.

I don’t mind seeing the Judah-Garcia fight, but Quillin-Guerrero is mismatch and hardly an interesting one as far as I’m concerned. I’d much rather see Wilder-Harrison than that fight because it involves former Olympic stars going at it.

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Juan Diaz stops Pipino Cuevas Jr. in 6th round

diaz1By Jim Dower: Making his first fight in over three years, former IBF/WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Diaz (36-4, 18 KO’s) stopped 33-year-old journeyman Pipino Cuevas Jr. (16-10, 14 KO’s) in the 6th round on Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round bout at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.

The fight was halted after the 29-year-old Diaz landed a flurry of shots to the head of Cuevas Jr. as he was backed up against the ropes in the 6th. Cuevas Jr. didn’t really look all that hurt but he’d taken nonstop punishment from the 1st round and the referee had seen enough of the mismatch and halted the fight.

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Juan Diaz vs. Pipino Cuevas Jr. on April 13th in Texas

diaz45344643By Allan Fox: Former IBF/WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (35-4, 17 KO’s) will be making a comeback after three years out of the ring to face 33-year-old Pipino Cuevas Jr. (16-9, 14 KO’s0 on April 13th in a scheduled 10 round bout in the lightweight division in Corpus Christi, Texas, according to RingTV.

Diaz, 29, hasn’t fought since losing to Juan Manuel Marquez in July 2010 in a 12 round unanimous decision. At one time in his career, Diaz was considered to be the best fighter in the lightweight division.

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Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz on April 27th at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield

khan45By Scott Gilfoid: The Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO’s) vs. Julio Diaz (40-7-1, 29 KO’s) will be taking place on April 27th at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. This fight may not count as part of Khan’s three-fight deal with Showtime, according to Dan Rafael. It’s still unclear if it’ll count as one of their fights, even though Showtime still plans on televising it, so they might as well count it if they’re going to be televising it.

No matter how you look at this fight, it’s really hard to take it seriously because it’s such a dreadful mismatch on paper. I thought Diaz was a damn good fighter seven years ago, but that was then and a lot of things have changed since then in terms of him aging and looking terrible for many years.

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