Junior welterweight Joel Diaz will return to action Saturday night against journeyman Saul Banos, a source told BoxingScene Friday afternoon. The eight-round bout will take place at the Salon CTM in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. Diaz (24-2, 20 knockouts), who resides in Palmdale, California, last fought on February 10 of last year, losing by knockout to Argentina's Cristian Coria in round 2. His most notable fight took place in June 2017 when he faced Regis Prograis in a clash of unbeaten contenders. Prograis hurt Diaz, dropping him four times before the fight was finally stopped in round 2.
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