Juan Manuel Marquez-David Diaz on July 2 in Las Vegas?

By Miguel Rivera

According to reports in Mexico, Juan Manuel Marquez, the world lightweight champion of the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization, is planning to return on July 2 -possibly in a Las Vegas venue. One of the opponents being considered is Mexican-American David Diaz, a Chicago-born fighter with a record of 36 wins, 17 KOs, three defeats and one draw. Marquez wants to have a July fight to shake off the rust before facing Manny Pacquiao in a possible trilogy meeting in the fall. Diaz, a former WBC lightweight champion, has a decision win over Erik Morales, but later lost the title when he was knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in nine rounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by titanium on 05-06-2011

I didn't know Diaz was even still fighting.

Comment by ny123 on 05-05-2011

[QUOTE=mr_kamado10;10481580]fighting a slow and loser david diaz at 135...why not test yourself at 140 and fight zab judah and accustom yourself at higher only shows that Marquez is coward in fighting fighters at higher weight....He only wants Pacman for…

Comment by Tom Loeffler on 05-05-2011

Sh[COLOR="Black"]i[/COLOR]t match-up after sh[COLOR="Black"]i[/COLOR]t match-up. There is no end to this. I don't care if fights like Cotto-Mayorga, Maidana-Morales, end up being FOTY candidate, or even Pacquiao-Mosley. They are sh[COLOR="Black"]i[/COLOR]t match-ups, meaningless fights, Marquez-Diaz, don't care if it's just a…

Comment by $coinblatt$ on 05-05-2011

[QUOTE=MexicanBorder;10482867]Marquez is ducking Humberto Soto. thats why he's fighting Soto's "leftover"[/QUOTE] get the f[B]u[/B]ck outta here :lol1: until Soto stops ducking brandon rios or any other credible fighters in the lightweight division, dont speak bull**** about Marquez ducking soto. :You_Rock_

Comment by solo20 on 05-05-2011

[QUOTE=MexicanBorder;10482867]Marquez is ducking Humberto Soto. thats why he's fighting Soto's "leftover" But Atleast, Marquez, Diaz, and Soto give legit fights and not FIXED FIGHTS like Pac does. QUOTE] and your boy Humberto Soto is ducking Miguel Titre Vazquez tell your…

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