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Juan Diaz Felt The Fire After Pacquiao Got Knocked Out

By Rene Umanzor

Juan Diaz (38-4, 19KOs) is ready for his first fight in 2014. Later tonight at the Alamodome in San Antonio, he will face Gerardo Robles in a fight that marks the path toward a world title. Diaz, 30-years-old, walked away from boxing in 2010, after losing a twelve round decision in his rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez.

After watching the much older Marquez score a dramatic one-punch knockout of Manny Pacquiao in December of 2012, Diaz felt his inner fire reignited and he resumed his career last April.

"I want to win another world title. I want to be one of the few fighters who was a world champion, then retired and then returned to be crowned again. I'm stronger now and I want to prove I still have the qualities [to be a champion]. The 2010 bout against Juan Manuel Marquez was the one that closed my career, it was when I decided to retire and start my own business," said Diaz.

"When I saw the last fight between Marquez against Manny Pacquiao, seeing Juan beat him by knockout - it lit the fire again and I decided to come back. The three years I was out helped me because I trained a lot, boxing was my life. All the time I was training so I had to rest from the eight years of boxing."

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LetsGetCrackin on 03-02-2014

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;14281984]what does Juan knocking Manny out have to do with Juan Diaz at all?? this made absolutely 0 sense[/QUOTE] Whats up with the altered video of Manny and Floyd fighting ? Guess thats the only way you will see them…

Comment by radiotracer on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=newcastleking;14283711]100% perfect punch. I understand it was like jfk assassination to pacquiao fans. I like pac a lot but jm always had his number.[/QUOTE] sorry but I think marquez is 1-2-1 against pac. Now marquez won't give him rematch for…

Comment by radiotracer on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=delukard;14282857]I will agree as a mexican that marquez maybe tainted by steroids. But i also think the same thing about paquiao. Only a fool can't see this. OR maybe they are both clean, because they never got caugth! and BTW…

Comment by radiotracer on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=Cutthroat;14282244]Marquez's knockout should be an inspiration to all, no matter how many times he got robbed he came back, said fvck the judges, and nearly took Pac's head off.[/QUOTE] and after finally winning after being granted four rematches he doesn't…

Comment by newcastleking on 03-01-2014

100% perfect punch. I understand it was like jfk assassination to pacquiao fans. I like pac a lot but jm always had his number.

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