Tag: Juan Diaz
By Karl Hegman
The long years stretch behind us into the past, forming corridors of time which echo to the opening bell’s ringing sound of valor. Those years and that valor have been given tangible focus here in a quiet shrine of tribute to the greatest champions the sport of pugilism has seen emerge from the sprawling metropolis of America’s fourth largest city. It is a city steeped rich in boxing tradition, and the flame that was lit from within these unique athletes was kindled there, never to go out.
A champion fighter must possess a certain kind of edginess and moral complexity in order to achieve their highest calling as a boxer. They all celebrate the same qualities and actions which add up to what we call heroism in this grim, cultish and yet beautiful art of the body. They are traits for all times and all champions of the highest caliber, and their lofty connotations are safe now as always because those who would pull it down somehow never stand tall enough to reach it. (continue reading…)
Show Headlined by Juan Diaz vs. Pipino Cuevas Jr.
Portions of show to be televised on Fox Sports Networks, Fox Deportes and Fuel TV
CORPUS CHRISTI, April 9 – Before former World Champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz steps into the ring for his highly-anticipated comeback fight against Pipino Cuevas Jr. on Saturday, April 13, fans at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas will be treated to a full slate of undercard action featuring local junior lightweight prospect Jerry Belmontes in an eight round bout against Nicaragua’s Daniel Diaz in the evening’s co-main event that will be televised on FOX Sports Networks, FOX Deportes and FUEL TV.
The ‘Baby Bull’ to Appear on Fox Sports Networks, FOX Deports and Fuel TV
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (March 11, 2013) – On Saturday, April 13 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas’ beloved “Baby Bull,” former World Champion Juan Diaz, returns to the ring for the first time since 2010 to face Pipino Cuevas Jr. in the main event televised on FOX Sports Networks, FOX Deportes and FUEL TV.
This exciting card is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT. The FOX Sports Networks telecast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. PT. FOX Deportes will air the fights on Sunday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. FUEL TV will rebroadcast the fight on June 9 at 12:00p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT. (continue reading…)
By Karl Hegman
Here we are fight fans, coming to you from Reliant Arena in Houston as two Texas lightweight legends go at it for the big bucks and the big glory. Diaz is in tremendous condition as always, while Jenkins feels he can finish the youngster with a single shot and has trained accordingly, as his wont. Jenkins has apparently worked himself into condition after “Making the rounds” at the local pubs and dance clubs when he first arrived in the Bayou City, while “El Torito” has had a hard and laborous training camp of eight solid weeks at the Savannah Gym in southwest Houston.
Veteran Las Vegas official Davey Pearl will be the third man in the ring for this contest of tough Texas World Lightweight Champions. (continue reading…)
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
“I am willing to fight anybody. I am proud of my performance. Juan Diaz is a tremendous fighter. He came with a different game plan. Whatever is in store for me next, I will train hard and come to fight.
“In the first fight, Juan Diaz came forward. He pressed the fight. He was aggressive. Diaz was thinking more this time. He boxed more. The fight was a bit more technical, and I am happy with my performance. (continue reading…)