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.
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.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (5)