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Paul McCloskey-Julio Diaz Showdown in Play For May 5th

Junior welterweight Paul McCloskey (23-1, 12KOs) is going to fight former world champion Julio Diaz on the 5th of May. McCloskey's manager Francie McNicholl said the venue needs be to confirmed, but King's Hall was a possibility. McCloskey has not fought since beating Breidis Prescott in September 2011. In April that year, McCloskey lost to Amir Khan on a controversial points decision in Manchester.

The then WBA light-welterweight champion got the verdict after the conest was stopped in the sixth when McCloskey sustained a gash above an eye. Former IBF lightweight champion Diaz has won 38 and lost seven bouts. The 32-year-old has unsuccessfully challenged for the WBO lightweight and WBA super lightweight titles.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 02-23-2012

This is horrible. Dudey looked good in the bout against Prescott (which could have gone either way). Then not fight for 9 months & return against a shot Diaz. Julio was decent in his day but that day was years…

Comment by S IP U IR S xII on 02-23-2012

[QUOTE=tripper;11814401]If he looses thismthen he'll have to return to fighting european level fightes as i thought prescot beat him even although he got the decision.[/QUOTE] Missed the Presscott bout, but Paul's big stage against Amir brought him back down to…

Comment by tripper on 02-23-2012

If he looses thismthen he'll have to return to fighting european level fightes as i thought prescot beat him even although he got the decision.

Comment by Evil Abed on 02-23-2012

A step back for Paul. But whatever. There are worse fights out there for him.

Comment by baya on 02-23-2012

man, i would love to see the kidd win one more.

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