Advertisement
Advertisement

Diaz vs Nuzhnenko: Felix is Taking a Big Step Up

By Jhonny Gonzalez

2008 Olympic Gold medal winner Felix Diaz is taking a big step up in class when he faces former welterweight champion Yuriy Nuzhnenko in a ten round bout on March 26 in Russia. Diaz, 27-years-old and the Olympic champion of the Beijing games, is ready to show the world that he is one of the best ou there.

Diaz has an unbeaten record of 8-0, 5KOs. Nuzhnenko is far more experienced with a record of 30-2 with 14 knockouts. The Russian boxer is a former WBA welterweight champion and returns from a close points loss to British pug Matthew Hatton. He put Hatton down in the first round but couldn't finish him off.

The team of Diaz is training him very hard and preparing him for the early power of Nuzhnenko.

"It's going to be a great challenge for him, but he has to be measured against these type of boxers because if you don't measure him against quality opponents, then you will never know the true worth of the fighter," said a source close to Diaz.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 03-01-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10172987]that fight was MUCH closer than those cards.[/QUOTE] No doubt, but the scores weren't close, thus it wasn't a "close points loss."

Comment by BIGPOPPAPUMP on 03-01-2011

[QUOTE=giacomino;10172970]Re: Nuzhnenko. "Close points loss" to Hatton? Um, it was 117-110, 116-111, 116-111. Checking facts once in a while really wouldn't hurt[/QUOTE] that fight was MUCH closer than those cards.

Comment by giacomino on 03-01-2011

Re: Nuzhnenko. "Close points loss" to Hatton? Um, it was 117-110, 116-111, 116-111. Checking facts once in a while really wouldn't hurt

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Leo Santa Cruz: The Pressure Is On Me In Carl Frampton Fight Ryan Burnett, Yafai, Gavin, Eggington, Feigenbutz Win in Leeds SHO’s Espinoza: Santa Cruz-Frampton Part of Unofficial Tourney Paulie Malignaggi: I’d Love To End My Career in Brooklyn Michel Soro Returns To Action in Le Cannet, France McGuigan: Santa Cruz Facing Frampton Because of Gonzalez Fight Frampton’s Promoter Eyes Russell, Selby Next - No Quigg, or Rigo Photos: Adonis Stevenson Blasts Williams Hard - MEGA Gallery Santa Cruz Expects Carl Frampton To Out-Weigh Him In Ring Mikey Garcia: If No Layoff, I Definitely Would Be a Big Star Berto Wouldn’t Be A Gimme For Danny Garcia, Says Showtime VP Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Post-Fight Report Card Frampton Must Defy Conventional Wisdom To Upset Santa Cruz Bracero on Malignaggi Bout: I'm Fighting For My Dreams, Future Jose Roman, Ruben Villa Batter Opponents at The Doubletree McGuigan: Frampton Has Been After Santa Cruz Since 2013 Canelo Smiles: I Ran From Golovkin? He's Fought NOBODY! Santa Cruz vs. Russell Much Better Fight; Both Want Selby Next Frank Warren: Frampton Left 122 With Rigondeaux Clash Marquez Has No Regrets Over Cotto Position, Retirement Near Adonis Stevenson With Vicious Knockout of Williams in Four Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams: LIVE BScene Scorecard Ruslan Provodnikov Meets With Promoter, Return is Anticipated Eleider Alvarez Beats Robbie Berridge, On Course For Stevenson Frampton’s Promoter: Santa Cruz is Carl’s Toughest Fight Yet Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Potentially in Early 2017 Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams - CompuBox Review Photos/Weights: Luis Nery vs. David Sanchez in Tijuana Photos/Weights: Antonio Orozco vs. Lopez, Joseph Diaz vs. Proa Carl Frampton After the Scales: This Was Easy and I Feel Great SHO VP: Wilder vs. Joshua in Late 2017, Could Be Pay-Per-View Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas Malignaggi-Bracero Battle Ready Photos: Frampton, Santa Cruz Ready For War at Barclays Center Video: Frampton Fans in Force at Weighin For Leo Santa Cruz Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez, LA Fight Club on 9/2 Juan Carlos Camacho Jr. Goes Pro With Miguel Cotto Thomas Williams: TKO Loss To Gabriel Campillo Doesn’t Define Me Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement