Juan Manuel Marquez vs David Diaz Looms For July 16

By Ernesto Castellanos,

WBO/WBA lightweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez confirmed last week's report by, and said his next fight will take place on July 16, and not July 2. Marquez says he is close to a deal to fight former lightweight champion David Diaz, at 140-pounds, and the fight will be televised in the United States. Marquez is using the July fight as a tuneup for his trilogy with Manny Pacquiao, scheduled for November 12 in Las Vegas at 144 pounds. Marquez is taking a trip to Miami, Florida to finalize some details on his July fight and then he plans to return to Mexico City this weekend where he plans to formally begin his training at the Romanza Gym for the clash against Diaz.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 05-25-2011

[QUOTE=jrrod02;10596625]I don't understand why there are so many people here *****ing about the fight. This is a TUNE UP. Every fighter in boxing has had one. Marquez is not lying to you, this won't be a $54.00 PPV, its a…

Comment by viperz007 on 05-25-2011

this could result to an upset lol dont underestimate Diaz guys LOL you know :) you never know :D anything can happen

Comment by solo20 on 05-24-2011

lol you dam Pactards you guys do know this is a tuneup fight not a so called superfight like Mosely vs Pac are you guys to dumb to get it?

Comment by FloydTBE on 05-24-2011

diaz gunna get KOd bad

Comment by JrRod on 05-24-2011

I don't understand why there are so many people here *****ing about the fight. This is a TUNE UP. Every fighter in boxing has had one. Marquez is not lying to you, this won't be a $54.00 PPV, its a…

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