Advertisement
Advertisement

Juan Diaz’s 2nd Comeback Fight Set For Aug. 17, on TV

by David P. Greisman

Juan Diaz will appear on UniMas on Aug. 17, meeting Adailton De Jesus in the main event of a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com.

The card, which will take place in Laredo, Texas, is promoted by Top Rank.

Diaz had left the sport in June 2011, about a year after he lost a unanimous decision to Juan Manuel Marquez in their July 2010 rematch — his second loss in a row, his third loss in four fights, and his fourth loss in six fights. He withdrew from a scheduled fight and decided to focus instead on his professional life.

He returned to the life of a professional prizefighter this past April, however, scoring a sixth-round stoppage of Pipino Cuevas Jr. That brought his record to 36-4 with 18 knockouts.

Diaz once held three of the four sanctioning body belts at lightweight. He told Rafael that he’s looking to return to the top of that division.

“I want to become a lightweight world champion once again, but that is not my end goal,” Diaz said. “I feel a little older, a little stronger, so in the future [I’ll] give it another shot at 140.”

De Jesus is 30-7 with 24 knockouts and also is coming off an extended layoff. His last appearance was in December 2011. A look at his record reveals defeats against Humberto Soto in November 2011, Marco Antonio Barrera in June 2010, and Yuriorkis Gamboa in October 2007.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

Tags: Juan Diaz image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 07-12-2013

He gets beat by the first contender he fights.... Wouldnt be surprised if he lost one of these tune-ups.... Fighters like diaz have very short shelf lives,,,, He is a come-forward pressure volume puncher with little power..... Very hard to…

Comment by JeanGrey on 07-12-2013

[QUOTE=dwighttsharpe;13552203]He has always been flabby. Never had an impressive looking body.[/QUOTE] agreed but this time it was hanging/dangling. He never had a pack but it did had seen better days

Comment by dwighttsharpe on 07-12-2013

[QUOTE=JeanGrey;13552188]cant blame him...i'm sure the pay is better than his offfice job.. He did look very flabby and unimpressive though in his comback fight.. hope he can shake of the rust.[/QUOTE] He has always been flabby. Never had an impressive…

Comment by JeanGrey on 07-12-2013

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;13551774]I saw his bout vs Cuevas & I wasn't impressed @ all...he looked heavy & flabby vs a guy that is merely a trial horse....let's c what the next 1 brings...[/QUOTE] cant blame him...i'm sure the pay is better than…

Comment by ddangerous on 07-12-2013

best of luck, Baby Bull

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Photos: Badou Jack, Lucian Bute Battle To Controversial Draw Victor Ortiz's Reaction To Crazy Fan Who Tried To Assault Him Eddie Hearn Critical of Al Haymon and PBC Business Model Photos: Andre Berto Drills Victor Ortiz To Avenge First Defeat Photos: James DeGale Taken To His Limit By Porky Medina Ricky Burns Enjoying Low-Profile Approach Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 2 Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 1 Bellew-Makabu: Burton vs. Dodson For British Title Added Video: Victor Ortiz on His Boxing Future Following KO Defeat Video: Andre Berto on KO of Ortiz, Danny Garcia Shot, More Video: Ellerbe Reacts To Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fury: Klitschko Fight is My Last, I Have No Motivation To Carry On! Medina: James DeGale Said He Would Stop Me, He Ran All Night! WBC Prez Vows Investigation of Two Judges in Jack-Bute DeGale Disappointed With His Performance Against Medina Moreno Outclasses Sor Rungvisai To Set Up Yamanaka Rematch Floyd Mayweather Hints at Comeback, Reveals Talks With CBS/SHO Jack, Bute Ends in Draw - Jack Sets Up DeGale Unification Pedro Campa Extends Win Streak With Stoppage Win Over Alfaro Video: Victor Ortiz Attacked By Crazy Fan Following KO Defeat Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard James DeGale Digs Deep To Overcome, Decision Rogelio Medina Washington Decisions Eddie Chambers: Benavidez, Gausha Win Badou Jack-Lucian Bute - CompuBox Historical Review James DeGale-Rogelio Medina: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Andre Berto Gets Revenge, Knocks Victor Ortiz Out in Four Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina LIVE Results: Sharif Bogere Wins Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Thomas Williams Blasts Out Edwin Rodriguez in Two Rounds Edwin Rodriguez-Thomas Williams - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jorge Lara Demolishes Montiel With Brutal First Round Knockout Jorge Lara vs. Fernando Montiel - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua to Have U.S. Network Deal Announced Next Week Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II - CompuBox Historical Review Liam Walsh Retains British and Commonwealth Titles With TKO Photos: Hughie Fury's Severe Cut Above His Left Eye Hughie Fury Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Nod Over Fred Kassi Amir Khan Eyes MMA: I Fancy My Chances With Conor McGregor! Jamie Conlan Wins FOTY War To Get Title: Walsh Retains His Belt
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement