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Ameth Diaz Shocks Lenny Z, Fifth Round TKO Win

By Chris LaBate

At the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia, lightweight contender Lenny "Lenny Z" Zappavigna (25-2, 17 KOs) was stunned in five rounds, as gatekeeper Ameth Diaz (30-10, 21 KOs) picked up the biggest win of his career in an IBF elminator. Diaz earns the right to face IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez. Lenny Z was coming off a twelve round decision loss to Vazquez, which took place in March on the Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga card in Las Vegas. Against Diaz, he was stunned in the second round and dropped. He managed to battle back until he was once againt caught in the fifth and battered until his corner stopped the contest.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kannabis Kid on 08-06-2011

People write off boxers to quickly now a days. Salido has plenty losses yet he has captured the world championship on more than 1 ocassion. Gilberto Keb Baas, Carlos Baldomir, Luis Lazarte, are a few more examples of people with…

Comment by buster007 on 08-06-2011

[QUOTE=richardt;10948577]Who was the idiot who said Zap was going to tear Miguel Vasquez's head off?? Now he loses to a guy 10 losses. It was nice seeing another padded unbeaten record get stomped against Vasquez. Well he wasn't unbeaten cause…

Comment by richardt on 08-05-2011

Like I always say - too many people are wined, dined, and seduced by an unbeaten record or by a puncher. Same thing happened to David Lemeiux who had a padded record till Rubio disconnected him from his senses.

Comment by Bomb_onya_Madre on 08-05-2011

it was prob me who said that wasnt meant for you to take to heart but fair enough that did make me look like an idiot hey either Lenny really isnt that good or he needs a decent trainer he…

Comment by UglyPug on 08-05-2011

only the good die young. . . don't know if he was any good, but his career sure is dead now. . .

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