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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

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