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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