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Katsidis Challenges Juan Diaz, The Baby Bull Accepts

By Mark Vester

WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis has challenged Juan Diaz to a rematch on March 27. While Katsidis has reached an agreement to fight Robert Guerrero on the HBO televised date, he appears to be willing to drop that fight in order to rematch Diaz. Katsidis lost to Diaz by way of a split-decision in 2008.

"I propose to come to Houston on March 27 and put everything I have gained on the line," Katsidis said. "Juan, this is your opportunity and I ask for a public response within the next 24 hours to show your willingness to accept this challenge."

Diaz's manager Willie Savannah has officially accepted the fight but it's not likely that HBO will be interested in this fight. They have their mind set on Katsidis fighting Guerrero and Marcos Maidana fights Victor Cayo in the co-feature of that card. They would likely drop Katsidis off the card if he withdraws from fighting Guerrero.

"Juan Diaz responds to Micheal Kadsidis challenge! Juan Baby Bull Diaz will gladly accept the challenge of Micheal Kadsidis for a rematch! Diaz has been impressed with Kadsidis last couple of performances and feels like this would be a great fight! Let's do it! Make it happen! - Savannah said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Del Coqui on 02-08-2010

[QUOTE=Dambala;7451589]Guerrero must be the most unlucky boxer ever. I don't blame Katsidis, he wants to avenge that loss and everything, but he should fight Guerrero and then Diaz unless he doesn't want to risk his chances to get a rematch.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 02-08-2010

I really don't want to see this fight I was happy with kat vs the ghost and hope that fight goes on the babybull is over rated and from what I saw from that paulie fight he looks kind of…

Comment by BOLLOCKS on 02-08-2010

I hope Katsidis fights like his old warrior self, and doesn't let himself get outworked so easily, this time.

Comment by FloydTBE on 02-08-2010

At 135lbs this is a fight all boxing fans should wish to see. Diaz and Kastidis are good boxers and like to come forward and be the aggressor. Yes Diaz lost his last (2) fights to malignaggi but lets not…

Comment by dwidsid3d on 02-08-2010

I'll give ANY opinion that I BELIEVE is true.Katsidis HAS A WAEK CHIN and his POWER is OVERRATED thats whAT i BELEIVE.I'm just not buying into this hype that Katsaidis has arock for abeard and this one punch concussive power.If…

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