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Jorge Diaz-Teon Kennedy Clash is Set For March 26

By Keith Idec

Jorge Diaz (15-0, 9 KOs), a New Brunswick native who trains at the Joe Grier Boxing Academy in Paterson, and Philadelphia’s Teon Kennedy (16-0-1, 7 KOs) will square off March 26 in Atlantic City in a 12-round fight for Kennedy’s USBA 122-pound title. The battle between unbeaten prospects won’t be televised by HBO that night, but Diaz realizes that Kennedy stands between him and a world title shot.

"I’m very excited about this fight," Diaz, 23, said. "This is going to be a fun fight."

"He has earned his nickname because he is a technician," Diaz said. "He likes to mix it

The Diaz-Kennedy bout will be part of an undercard beneath a main even that’ll pit rising Cuban star Yuriorkis Gamboa (19-0, 15 KOs) against Mexico’s Jorge Solis (40-2-2, 29 KOs, 1 NC) in a featherweight championship fight. That 12-round bout for Gamboa’s WBA and IBF 126-pound titles will be broadcast by HBO. 

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, NJ., and BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 01-19-2011

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;9979388]My boy Diaz will put a whooping on Kennedy. Diaz is too strong and agresive for Kennedy who punches like Malignaggi and doesnt deal well with pressure. Both guys defense suck by the way[/QUOTE] 100K says my boy Teon…

Comment by [email protected] on 01-19-2011

My boy Diaz will put a whooping on Kennedy. Diaz is too strong and agresive for Kennedy who punches like Malignaggi and doesnt deal well with pressure. Both guys defense suck by the way

Comment by onechance87 on 01-19-2011

[QUOTE=QUELOQUE;9978095]This is the type of fight HBO should be opening up their telecasts with. Good things happen when good undefeated prospects face off. And it doesn't cost more than 100K to televise it either. Just terrible how HBO has the…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 01-19-2011

Saw him fight at yankee stadium kidis a beast

Comment by Heru on 01-19-2011

This is the type of fight HBO should be opening up their telecasts with. Good things happen when good undefeated prospects face off. And it doesn't cost more than 100K to televise it either. Just terrible how HBO has the…

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