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Christopher Diaz Predicts Very Competitive Bout With Jason Sanchez

Christopher Diaz prepared very hard for his crossroads bout against Jason Sánchez.

The man from Barranquilla, who is 25-2 with 16 knockouts, knows that a victory against Sánchez (15-1, 8 KOs) would put him at the gates of another showcase opportunity, so he feels ready and knows what he has to do when he co-headlines a Top Rank event on Tuesday from the MGM Grand Conference Center. The fight will be broadcast on ESPN.

“This morning (Sunday) I already made the weight. My coach Jesús Rodríguez and I kept training twice a day with the proper precautions and in a private gym. Thank God we were in shape when Top Rank called us. I think this is the tenth week of training, and what is missing is to do the work in the ring," Díaz said to Joel Rivera.

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Diaz's last in-ring engagement was on January 18 when he unanimously defeated Adeilson Dos Santos in New York.

He expects a very good fight, when sizing himself up to Sanchez's style.

"I don't think inactivity is a factor in this fight. I think it will be a good competitive fight against Jason Sánchez,” Díaz said. "I have seen his fights. He is very aggressive. He is an elite boxer and is among the best 126-pounders in the world and I think my fight with him is going to be one of the most competitive on the card."

The only thing that could cause slight concern for Díaz is that a positive result for COVID-19 would not allow him to fight - which is exactly what happened to José Pedraza last week, when his opponent's manager was infected.

“They already did a test and it came out negative. Tomorrow's (today) is missing, which is after the weigh-in, and we must continue with the necessary precautions at all times. We want to fight for that starting opportunity,” Díaz said.

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Comment by Kannabis Kid on 06-22-2020

I'm confused the article says hes from Barranquilla which is in Colombia but I thought he was Puerto Rican I think they meant to say Barranquitas.

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